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Akron drops 3 sports as pandemic inflicts financial pain Akron drops 3 sports as pandemic inflicts financial pain

Akron drops 3 sports as pandemic inflicts financial pain

By 3 weeks ago

In one part of the country, LSU coach Ed Orgeron smiles and mentions a “light at the end of the tunnel” as he discusses his assistants’ recent return to work at football headquarters, and university plans to welcome players back to campus as early as June 1. Some 1,000 miles north at Akron, women’s tennis…

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America’s top military officer says sorry for Trump photo op America’s top military officer says sorry for Trump photo op

America’s top military officer says sorry for Trump photo op

By 3 weeks ago

General Milley says he made a “mistake” by accompanying Trump during anti-racism protests. Show more General Milley says he made a “mistake” by accompanying Trump during anti-racism protests in Washington DC, and being photographed in combat uniform as part of Mr Trump’s entourage raised perceptions of military involvement in domestic politics. Also: the happy and…

These films explore black lives impacted by white authority These films explore black lives impacted by white authority

These films explore black lives impacted by white authority

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arts Craigh Barboza teaches film journalism at New York University and writes about race, entertainment and culture. Following the wave of demonstrations sparked by the killing of George Floyd, man…

Top US General admits photo-op mistake Top US General admits photo-op mistake

Top US General admits photo-op mistake

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General Mark Milley says he should not have taken part in photo op with president Trump. Show more The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, General Mark Milley says he should not have joined Donald Trump in Washington DC for a photo op after peaceful protesters had been tear-gassed and chased out of their path. General…

Iowa sisters launch photo ‘parade’ to honor military veterans on Memorial Day Iowa sisters launch photo ‘parade’ to honor military veterans on Memorial Day

Iowa sisters launch photo ‘parade’ to honor military veterans on Memorial Day

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Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. Sisters Carrie and Stacie Stoelting are lifelong Iowans who have dedicated their lives to spreading patriotism. In 2008, they started an organization “Unite the USA” as a platform to educate and inspire Americans to come together and show appreciation for…

Hands Off! Halls of fame adapt to coronavirus concerns Hands Off! Halls of fame adapt to coronavirus concerns

Hands Off! Halls of fame adapt to coronavirus concerns

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As part of a $22 million, court-to-dome renovation, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame replaced the static plaques honoring inductees with touch screens that display videos and career highlights. Another exhibit allows visitors to put their hands inside an impression of Kevin Durant’s, to compare sizes. That was before a pandemic turned hands-on into…

George Floyd death: Seven solutions to US police problems George Floyd death: Seven solutions to US police problems

George Floyd death: Seven solutions to US police problems

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Image copyright Getty Images Protesters across the US have taken to the streets in the wake of George Floyd’s death to demand an end to police brutality and what they see as systemic racism.In response, Democrats have proposed legislation to address inequities and reduce deaths in custody, including measures that would require police to wear…

List of college teams cut because of coronavirus pandemic List of college teams cut because of coronavirus pandemic

List of college teams cut because of coronavirus pandemic

By 4 weeks ago

Four-year college athletic teams eliminated because of budgetary cuts or school closures associated with the coronavirus pandemic, according to Associated Press research through Friday, May 29 (x-denotes school closure) : DIVISION I (19) Baseball (2): Bowling Green, Furman. Men’s cross country (1): Akron. Men’s golf (1): Akron. Men’s lacrosse (1): Furman. Men’s soccer (2): Appalachian…

Coronavirus: Growing calls for government to scrap 2m rule Coronavirus: Growing calls for government to scrap 2m rule

Coronavirus: Growing calls for government to scrap 2m rule

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Image copyright AFP The government is facing calls from Tory backbenchers to drop the 2m (6ft) social distancing rule in England. MPs, including former cabinet ministers Sir Iain Duncan Smith and Damian Green, say it is essential for the economy.The government has said it is constantly reviewing its coronavirus lockdown guidance. It follows the announcement…

Low flying military helicopters descend on Washington D.C. to disperse protesters Low flying military helicopters descend on Washington D.C. to disperse protesters

Low flying military helicopters descend on Washington D.C. to disperse protesters

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Low flying military helicopters were seen at the rooftop level above protesters who took to the streets in Washington D.C.’s Chinatown district on Monday night, according to multiple reports. Demonstrators react as a helicopter circles low as people gather to protest the death of George Floyd, Monday, June 1, 2020, near the White House in…

Rhode Island doughnut shop ends police, military discounts due to problems with ‘racism and injustice’ Rhode Island doughnut shop ends police, military discounts due to problems with ‘racism and injustice’

Rhode Island doughnut shop ends police, military discounts due to problems with ‘racism and injustice’

By 4 weeks ago

A Rhode Island doughnut shop announced on social media that it was no longer offering a discount to police officers or members of the military.According to the post, the decision was inspired by recent accusations of racism and injustice against the local police department. The move was met with both anger and applause on social…

‘wear blue: run to remember’ military families group goes ‘virtual’ this Memorial Day amid coronavirus ‘wear blue: run to remember’ military families group goes ‘virtual’ this Memorial Day amid coronavirus

‘wear blue: run to remember’ military families group goes ‘virtual’ this Memorial Day amid coronavirus

By 4 weeks ago

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox.  Sign up here.This year’s Memorial Day will look a little different for the “wear blue: run to remember” community amid the coronavirus pandemic, but that won’t stop them from running “for the fallen; for the fighting; for families.”The executive director and co-founder of…

Ford Motor Co. donates thousands of COVID-19 face shields to US military Ford Motor Co. donates thousands of COVID-19 face shields to US military

Ford Motor Co. donates thousands of COVID-19 face shields to US military

By 4 weeks ago

Ford Motor Co. has finalized an agreement with the U.S. Department of Defense to donate 200,000 face shields to military bases across the U.S. and abroad to protect against the coronavirus.The face shields are constructed from car parts and made in Michigan as part of Ford’s response to the pandemic crisis. Now they have been shipped around the world to…

US military holds live-fire training in Persian Gulf following Iran encounters US military holds live-fire training in Persian Gulf following Iran encounters

US military holds live-fire training in Persian Gulf following Iran encounters

By 4 weeks ago

Tensions with Iran: Iranian military leader threatens US NavyThe leader of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard has warned he ordered his forces to potentially target the U.S. Navy after President Donald Trump’s tweet a day earlier threatening to sink Iranian vessels; national security correspondent Jennifer Griffin reports.The U.S. military showcased its “awesome firepower” last week in the Persian…

Kansas athletic department announces across-the-board pay cuts and furloughs Kansas athletic department announces across-the-board pay cuts and furloughs

Kansas athletic department announces across-the-board pay cuts and furloughs

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The athletic department at the University of Kansas has told donors it will make across-the-board pay cuts and furloughs as it faces a budget shortfall of up to 20%, even if full football and basketball seasons are played. Jayhawks athletic director Jeff Long said in an email that employees making less than $50,000 will face…

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