- U.S.CBS News
Police declared the violent protests in downtown Portland, Oregon, on Friday night as "a riot" after demonstrators took part in various shootings, fires, and an attack on the city's Justice Center.
Kylie Jenner Hits Back at Forbes Taking Away Her Billionaire Title: 'I Thought This Was a Reputable Site'
She particularly took issue with their claims she likely forged her tax returns.
‘This…Is Why’ — LeBron James, Jamie Foxx react to George Floyd’s death with images of Colin Kaepernick kneeling
The four officers involved in the death of George Floyd were fired on Tuesday, including Derek Chauvin, who was filmed with his knee on Floyd's neck. Chauvin was arrested on Friday. While thousands of protesters clashed with police on Tuesday evening, many others horrified by the video of Floyd pleading “I can't breathe” voiced their frustration on social media, with Floyd and Chauvin's names, “I can't breathe” and “Black Lives Matter” trending on Twitter (TWTR) throughout the day.
- U.S.The Guardian
Prime minister condemned racism and called on Canada to ‘stand together in solidarity’ against racial hate as protests continue in US * George Floyd killing – follow live updatesCanadians are watching unrest and police violence in the United States in “shock and horror”, Justin Trudeau said on Friday – but the prime minister cautioned that his country also has entrenched problems with racism. The city of Minneapolis has been rocked by a third night of violent protests over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, after a white police officer knelt on his neck as he lay on the ground following arrest. “Many Canadians of diverse backgrounds are watching, like all Canadians are, the news out of the United States with shock and with horror,” Trudeau told reporters at a daily briefing.“Anti-black racism – racism – is real. It’s in the United States but it’s also in Canada and we know people are facing systemic discrimination, unconscious bias and anti-black racism every single day,” said Trudeau, calling on the country to “stand together in solidarity” against racial hate. “We have work to do as well in Canada.” Racial inequities continue to persist throughout the country – a grim reality that is often apparent during interactions with police. In December 2018, the province of Ontario released a landmark report that found black residents in Toronto – the country’s largest city – are 20 times more likely to be shot dead by the police than white residents. “It’s a very Canadian tradition to speak in platitudes, to refer to the underground railroad and to speak about Canada as a haven and a place that acknowledges its past mistakes,” said Robyn Maynard, author of Policing Black Lives. “But we continue to see similar structural harms and structural kinds of violence as we do in places where leaders make more overtly vitriolic statements towards black communities.”Last month, 26-year-old D’Andre Campbell was shot dead by police inside his own home, north of Toronto, after Campbell himself called 911.Earlier this week, the family of Regis Korchinski-Paquet said a police officer shoved the young woman over the balcony of the family’s 24th-floor apartment, where she fell to her death. The case is currently under investigation by an arms-length police watchdog.Maynard also pointed out the coronavirus pandemic continues to have a disproportionate impact on black and indigenous residents, who are overrepresented in the country’s prison population.“We continue to see prisons and jails being epicentres of outbreaks,” she said. “Yet there is failure on the part of the federal government to meaningfully release to release prisoners.”Trudeau’s unprompted remarks marked a notable departure for a leader who has gone to great lengths to avoid irritating his US counterpart, Donald Trump.Canadian prime ministers have traditionally refrained from discussing political and social turmoil in the US – Canada’s main ally and largest trading partner. Justin Trudeau has long spoken about the need to tackle racism, but his re-election campaign was marred by pictures of him in blackface as a young man.
- CelebrityIn The Know
Khloe Kardashian finally addresses her dramatically different look: 'Once and for all stop doing it'
Khloe Kardashian set the internet ablaze when she shared a simple photo to Instagram on May 22 — and the flame has been burning for a full week.
- ScienceBusiness Insider
Elon Musk said he was 'overcome with emotion' over SpaceX launch and the task of bringing astronauts home: 'I'm getting choked up, I'm sorry.'
Elon Musk struggled to describe the feeling of sending astronauts into space for the first time — and his fear about bringing them home safety.
- WorldThe Telegraph
Fourteen-day isolation periods are not necessary to defeat the coronavirus and a second wave of infections can be avoided, Germany’s leading government scientist said on Friday. With what is now known about the virus, it is possible to contain further outbreaks, claimed Prof Christian Drosten, chief advisor to Angela Merkel’s government on the crisis. One week’s isolation is enough to prevent the spread of infection, rather than the 14 days currently recommended by the UK and elsewhere, he said. “In the beginning, of course, we needed the whole wide range of measures because we didn't know exactly what would help. Now we know the virus better, we know better how it spreads,” Prof Drosten said in an interview with Germany’s Spiegel magazine. “The incubation period and the time in which you are contagious are all much shorter than originally thought.” There is still no sign of a second wave in Germany almost six weeks after the country began lifting its lockdown, and Prof Drosten said it may be possible to avoid one completely. “There is a theoretical possibility that we can get through without a second wave,” he said. The way the virus is spread by relatively few people — the so-called “superspreaders” — means it is easier to control than initially feared, he explained.