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DC rallies for George Floyd: ‘Our system is unjust’ | USA News

DC rallies for George Floyd: ‘Our system is unjust’ | USA News

Washington, DC – Protesters chanting “Black Lives Matter” and “George Floyd” converged on the United States capital on Saturday thronging the streets from the Capitol building to a barricaded White House and  Lincoln Memorial, to protest the killing of a Black man in police custody, on the 12th day of nationwide protests.

The Coming Dark Age & The Death Of The Scientific Method – No questions allowed that ‘threaten the university’s funding’

An academic who doesn’t have the ability to challenge the research findings of their colleagues because those questions threaten the university’s funding doesn’t have intellectual freedom. And if academics know they could get sacked, as Peter Ridd was, for asking uncomfortable questions, they will stop asking uncomfortable questions.

Through tears, mother of George Floyd’s daughter demands justice | USA News

Through tears, mother of George Floyd’s daughter demands justice | USA News

Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA – Through tears, the mother of George Floyd’s six-year-old daughter, Gianna, made an emotional plea for the world to remember Floyd as a good father and good man, not just a name or a rallying cry.

“I wanted everybody to know that this is what those officers took from me,” Roxie Washington said, Gianna standing by her side.

Protests in the USA – Trump threatens to use the army after riots – News

  • US President Donald Trump wants to use military force to stop the unrest in the USA if necessary.
  • Accompanied by protests and chaotic scenes in front of the White House, Trump announced the mobilization of all available civil and military forces of his government on Monday evening (local time).
  • From New York, the US broadcaster CNN reported looting again on Tuesday night – despite a curfew.

Video shows semi-truck driving through protesters in Minneapolis | USA News

Video shows semi-truck driving through protesters in Minneapolis | USA News

Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA – A semi-truck drove by means of a crowd of hundreds protesters who have been marching down a freeway in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on Sunday, witnesses informed Al Jazeera. 

Reside video of incident confirmed demonstrators rallying in opposition to the demise of George Floyd – an unarmed Black man who died on Monday after a white police officer knelt on his neck – working because the truck appeared to cost them. The truck then got here to a cease, and protesters start to assemble round it.

University of Kentucky board plans to extend president’s contract; Capilouto requests pay cut

University of Kentucky board plans to extend president’s contract; Capilouto requests pay cut

University of Kentucky Board of Trustees Chairman Robert Vance apprised UK employees and students this week of plans to extend President Eli Capilouto’s contract and of Capilouto’s request that his annual pay be reduced by 10 percent in the coming year. Capilouto became UK’s 12th president July 1, 2011.

Vance’s email message to campus is below:

Dear Campus Community,

On behalf of our Board of Trustees, please know how appreciative we are of the incredible work and sacrifices you are making on behalf of our University and the state we serve together.

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