Hong Kong / Friday

A Hong Kong police officer fired a warning shot on Friday in a clash with demonstrators

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A few lawyers and judges cannot protect the rule of law in Hong Kong against the pressure of a government that does not respect fair play, freedom or democracy, argues Audrey Eu Yuet-mee

What if it were illegal for politicians to lie? Don’t scoff. We have truth in advertising laws. There are many industries in which a lie to the public would be illegal. Why don’t we demand truth from elected officials?

"I was at home with the children... I'd taken Beatrice to a Pizza Express in Woking" Prince Andrew has "categorically" denied having any sexual contact with an American woman, who says she was forced to have sex with him aged 17 [tap to expand]

Context: Trump intervened on behalf of a Navy SEAL who admitted stabbing a teenage prisoner repeatedly with a hunting knife. One defense offered for the SEAL is that it was not clear the boy was alive at the time

The @nytimes  has reported that Ukrainian Pres. Zelensky was set to make a public announcement of the investigations sought by Pres. Trump on my @CNN  program. So, I think I owe viewers my best understanding of what actually happened. My take:

Rep. Adam Schiff: "We will send that charlatan in the White House back to the golden throne he came from."

If a candidate fails to win over African Americans, the fault is not those voters. It’s the messenger and their message. Or they simply thought someone else stood a better chance of winning. #uppers 

TO THE RESCUE: A group of concerned motorists stopped traffic to help save a dog that apparently got loose after its owners were involved in a car accident on a Houston highway.

WATCH: A cheetah cub, Kris, and rescue puppy, Remus, nuzzle each other during a cute sleepover at the Cincinnati Zoo

"Make no mistake that everything the president is advocating only benefits the Kremlin. And if the Kremlin gets away with what it’s doing, which is in some cases murder, it is actually going to continue this." - Evelyn Farkas