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08/06/2020 13:06 GMT

George Floyd: Minneapolis council pledges to dismantle police department Show more A majority of Minneapolis City Council vows to dismantle the local police department following George Floyd’s death in police custody last month. The President of the council, Lisa Bender, shares her views on what does ‘defund the police’ mean and what’s the viable alternative.…

Coronavirus: Saffron Walden dentist shows new appointment routine

A dental surgery has shown what visitors are likely to expect at their next appointment as many start to reopen following the coronavirus lockdown.Courtyard Dental Practice in Saffron Walden, Essex, has introduced a number of safety measures, including escorting visitors from their cars into the surgery, handing out face masks and checking people’s temperatures.Treatment rooms…

Woman, 91, dies after house fire in Hopeman

Image copyright JASPERIMAGE Image caption The fire was tackled by firefighters on Sunday A 91-year-old woman has died following a fire at a house in Moray.Emergency services had been called to Clark Street in Hopeman on Sunday afternoon.Police Scotland said inquiries were continuing, but that there did not appear to be any suspicious circumstances. A…

Minneapolis City Council Says It Will Disband Police Force

Minneapolis Police officers enforcing an overnight curfew on May 29. Photo: Jason Armond/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images New York Is Committed to Covering This Essential MomentWe’ve removed our paywall from this and other stories about police brutality and systemic racism. Consider becoming a subscriber to support our journalists. Less than two weeks since the killing of George…

John Lewis Will Never Lose Hope

John Lewis, congressman and civil-rights legend, will never lose hope. Lewis was arrested 40 times as an activist. He has been arrested five times since becoming a member of Congress. Photo: Michael Avedon Lewis was arrested 40 times as an activist. He has been arrested five times since becoming a member of Congress. Photo: Michael…

Movie Theaters Face Their Biggest Summer Thriller Yet

Can movie theaters survive the pandemic? A Texas-based chain and a British-born director might help answer that question. Cinemark Holdings, based in Plano, Texas, operates 4,649 screens in the U.S. and another 1,496 screens internationally, making it the third-largest theater chain in the world behind AMC Entertainment and Cineworld. It is also considered to be…

J.K. Rowling accused of making “anti-trans comments” on Twitter

Author J.K. Rowling was accused of making “anti-trans comments” on Twitter over the weekend, just six months after she came under fire for her support of a researcher who lost her job due to her transphobic tweets. The writer took issue with the wording of a headline for an opinion article, which read, “Opinion: Creating a…

Terry Crews faces criticism over ‘black supremacy’ tweet

Actor Terry Crews sparked controversy on social media Sunday after he tweeted about the need for all people to come together to defeat racism in the U.S.“Defeating White supremacy without White people creates Black supremacy. Equality is the truth. Like it or not, we are in this together,” he tweeted.The statement was met with criticism online. Tyler…