It’s August 19th. Today, we Skimm’d This:
Far-right and anti-fascist groups protested against each other in Portland, Oregon over the weekend. We’ll give you the context on what happened, and the wider debate over the definion of domestic terrorism.
Italy is refusing to allow over 100 migrants off of a rescue boat named ‘Open Arms.’ The case is causing more tension over migration in Italy and the EU.
The UN is highlighting women aid workers as a part of World Humanitarian Day commemorations.
Scientists have detected ripples in space and time – helping them spot a black hole devouring a neutron star nearly a billion years ago.
theSkimm: Dueling protests by right-wing and anti-fascist groups in Portland, Oregon over the weekend are raising questions about the definition of domestic terrorism. We’ll break down what happened, and where the law currently stands. Then: Italy is refusing to take in over 100 migrants stuck on a rescue boat. We’ll look at the situation on the boat and in Italian politics. Also on today’s show: the UN is celebrating World Humanitarian Day and scientists have found evidence of a black hole swallowing a neutron star...900 million years ago.
Sign up for the Daily Skimm email newsletter.
Delivered to your inbox every morning and prepares you for your day in minutes.
August 19 | Protesters in Hong Kong rallied for the 11th weekend in a row and far-right protesters and anti-fascist counter-protesters clashed in Portland, Oregon.
August 8 | There's been a lot of talk about white supremacy this week.
May 28 | After four days of voting, we're finding out the results of the European Parliament elections.