1. Criticism is growing over U.S. President Donald Trump’s response to anti-racist protests that have spread across the country. Former defense secretary Jim Mattis’s strong rebuke of Trump in a magazine article was widely reported as unusual criticism from a former senior administration official. Mattis said, “Donald Trump is the first president in my lifetime who does not try to unite the American people—does not even pretend to try.” He said Trump instead tries to divide people.
  2. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has met former leaders of China’s pro-democracy movement who survived the crackdown in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square in 1989.
  3. The British prime minister says his government will change the country’s immigration rules for the people of Hong Kong if China imposes national security legislation in the territory.
June 4, Thursday, 2020 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline