The date… June 30! The time… News O’Clock!
On today’s episode of News O’Clock:
It’s seeming more and more likely that President Trump ignored warnings that Russia was paying militants to hunt US soldiers in Afghanistan.
As coronavirus cases continue to rise in the U.S., states are rolling back their plans to re-open. At the same time, Republican leaders, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, have started to urge Americans to wear masks.
According to Ann Hathaway, director Christopher Nolan might not let his actors sit down on set which seems…really weird?
Yesterday, Reddit updated its content policy to ban hate speech and purged its website of thousands of subreddits, including r/The_Donald and r/ChapoTrapHouse.
And, there’s been a recent wave of TV shows like — 30 Rock and Community — that have removed episodes that use blackface from streaming and syndication. But is that the best solution? We have a conversation with screenwriter Alanna Bennett (CW’s Roswell, New Mexico) about it.
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