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What’s in a name? California restaurant agrees to a change amid national unrest

What’s in a name? California restaurant agrees to a change amid national unrest

Sixty-three years ago, a pancake house opened in California that spawned a nationwide restaurant chain. Now, it’s the only one left — and it’s changing its name to meet the changing times amid the country’s demonstrations against racism and police brutality. Sambo’s in Santa Barbara will remain in business but under a new, undetermined name,…MORE

After reviewing video, prosecutors charge police inspector instead of protester

After reviewing video, prosecutors charge police inspector instead of protester

A Philadelphia police inspector is facing charges after prosecutors said a video shows him striking a student protester on the head with a metal baton. Staff Inspector Joseph Bologna faces charges of aggravated assault, simple assault, possession of an instrument of crime and recklessly endangering another person, Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner announced Friday. Prosecutors…MORE

Temporary restraining order prohibits Denver Police from using chemical agents or projectiles against peaceful protesters without supervisor approval

Temporary restraining order prohibits Denver Police from using chemical agents or projectiles against peaceful protesters without supervisor approval

Calling the Denver Police Department’s efforts to “police its own” a failure, a US District Court Judge granted a temporary restraining order late Friday evening prohibiting the use of “chemical weapons or projectiles of any kind against persons engaging in peaceful protests or demonstrations.” The temporary restraining order (TRO) granted by Judge R. Brooke Jackson…MORE

Tens of thousands march in largest George Floyd protests so far in the US

Tens of thousands march in largest George Floyd protests so far in the US

Tens of thousands of people marched in cities and small towns across America in the largest demonstrations so far after George Floyd’s death. Protesters poured onto the streets of the nation’s capital to demand an end to police brutality and racial injustice. They braved the heat, wore masks and chanted in unison at the Lincoln…MORE

L.A. Galaxy part ways with player whose wife made offensive Instagram posts

L.A. Galaxy part ways with player whose wife made offensive Instagram posts

The Los Angeles Galaxy “mutually agreed to part ways” with midfielder Aleksandar Katai on Friday after the MLS club learned that Katai’s wife shared “racist and violent” social media posts. Tea Katai posted twice on her Instagram, the first post calling for protesters to be killed, and the second showing a suspected looter holding a…MORE

In reactions to Roger Goodell’s mea culpa, most seized on what he didn’t say

In reactions to Roger Goodell’s mea culpa, most seized on what he didn’t say

To be sure, Roger Goodell’s announcement Friday was noteworthy. Especially considering the statement from the NFL just a few days ago. On May 30, a statement from the NFL commissioner offered condolences to the families of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor, all of whom had been killed, and said the league would commit…MORE

A pilot drew out a tribute to George Floyd using only his airplane

A pilot drew a unique tribute to George Floyd over Canada by following a flight path in the shape of a raised fist. Dimitri Neonakis took to the Nova Scotia sky on Thursday with his personal message to Floyd. He told CNN he chose the fist because it’s a symbol of the movement against racism.…MORE