Protests

Protests erupt over Pence's invitation to speak at university commencement

Vice President Mike Pence.
Vice President Mike Pence. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images

More than 5,900 people — many of whom are alumni and current students — have signed a petition urging Taylor University, an evangelical school in rural Indiana, to rescind its invitation for Vice President Mike Pence to deliver the commencement address next month, reports the Washington Post.

"Inviting Vice President Pence to Taylor University and giving him a coveted platform for his political views makes our alumni, faculty, staff and current students complicit in the Trump-Pence Administration's policies, which we believe are not consistent with the Christian ethic of love we hold dear."
— the petition’s author, Alex Hoekstra, who graduated from Taylor in 2007, wrote

The revolutions in Sudan and Algeria still aren't over

Protestors today in front of Sudan's military headquarters. Photo: Mahmoud Hjaj/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Protesters in Sudan and Algeria have managed to force out their presidents without firing a shot. But they want to transform the entire system, not just swap out the person at the top of it.

The latest: In Sudan, protesters remain camped outside army headquarters in the capital, Khartoum, four days after a coup toppled strongman Omar al-Bashir.