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SB 4 court hearing brings hundreds of protesters to San Antonio

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SB 4 court hearing brings hundreds of protesters to San Antonio

- SAN ANTONIO — As lawyers argued for and against a state ban on “sanctuary cities” inside a federal courtroom in San Antonio on Monday, about 600 immigrant rights advocates rallied nearby in protest of the law. The protesters are concerned that the law will lead to increased racial profiling and to families being torn apart as a result of deportation. It also will allow law enforcement officers to ask people about their immigration status during an arrest or a lawful detention, such as a routine traffic stop

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At Pride celebrations, protesters chant 'No Justice, No Pride'

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At Pride celebrations, protesters chant 'No Justice, No Pride'

- (CNN)At Pride celebrations across the United States on Sunday, a protest movement that aims to draw attention to the struggles of marginalized people within the LGBTQ community made itself heard. Activists carrying signs declaring "No Justice No Pride" and "Black Lives Matter" appeared in New York, Minneapolis and Seattle, among other major cities. In some they were welcomed and invited to speak; in others, the activists interrupted parades and clashed with police, leading to an unconfirmed number of arrests

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8 protesters arrested at Massachusetts gas pipeline project

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8 protesters arrested at Massachusetts gas pipeline project

- SANDISFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts State Police say eight demonstrators were arrested for trespassing into restricted areas at a natural gas pipeline project. Police say the protesters were arrested Saturday at Otis State Forest in Sandisfield without incident. They were among others protesting an easement that allows the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. to widen its right of way through the forest

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8 protesters arrested at Massachusetts gas pipeline protest

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8 protesters arrested at Massachusetts gas pipeline protest

- Massachusetts State Police say eight demonstrators were arrested for trespassing into restricted areas at a natural gas pipeline project.

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UK police brace for trouble as far-right and anti-racist groups protest

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UK police brace for trouble as far-right and anti-racist groups protest

- LONDON Hundreds of police officers lined the streets of London and Birmingham on Saturday to prevent far-right demonstrators from clashing with rival anti-fascism groups on a day of protest following deadly attacks in Britain. In the country's second biggest city Birmingham, dozens of members of the far-right group Britain First took to the streets waving national flags and chanting "Britain First, Fighting Back"

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Family of Sam DuBose demands another retrial, calls for peaceful protest

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Family of Sam DuBose demands another retrial, calls for peaceful protest

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Pride and prejudice? Race tinges LGBT celebrations

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Pride and prejudice? Race tinges LGBT celebrations

- NEW YORK (AP) -- Gay pride marches in New York City, San Francisco and in between this weekend will have plenty of participants — and also protests directed at them from other members of the LGBT community, speaking out against what they see as increasingly corporate celebrations that prioritize the experiences of gay white men and ignore issues facing black and brown LGBT people

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Boys wear skirts in England heat wave to protest school’s ‘no shorts’ policy

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Boys wear skirts in England heat wave to protest school’s ‘no shorts’ policy

- LONDON – As a record-breaking heat wave grips Britain, some teenage boys are protesting their school’s “no shorts” policy by donning skirts instead. Students at the Isca Academy in Exeter, England, turned up at school Thursday wearing skirts after their head teacher wouldn’t relax the dress code, which bans shorts. The teenagers argued it was just too hot to wear trousers as temperatures soared to 80 degrees Fahrenheit (nearly 27 C)

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British schoolboys don skirts to protest shorts ban in heat wave

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British schoolboys don skirts to protest shorts ban in heat wave

- One boy added that wearing the black-and-white tartan skirt was "quite refreshing" British schoolboys don skirts to protest shorts ban in heat wave One boy added that wearing the black-and-white tartan skirt was "quite refreshing" LONDON (CNN) — As a record-breaking heat wave grips Britain, some teenage boys are protesting their school's "no shorts" policy by donning skirts instead. Students at the Isca Academy in Exeter, England, turned up at school Thursday wearing skirts after their head teacher wouldn't relax the dress code, which bans shorts

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British schoolboys don skirts to protest shorts ban in heat wave

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British schoolboys don skirts to protest shorts ban in heat wave

- One boy added that wearing the black-and-white tartan skirt was "quite refreshing" British schoolboys don skirts to protest shorts ban in heat wave One boy added that wearing the black-and-white tartan skirt was "quite refreshing" LONDON (CNN) — As a record-breaking heat wave grips Britain, some teenage boys are protesting their school's "no shorts" policy by donning skirts instead. Students at the Isca Academy in Exeter, England, turned up at school Thursday wearing skirts after their head teacher wouldn't relax the dress code, which bans shorts

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British schoolboys don skirts to protest shorts ban in heat wave

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British schoolboys don skirts to protest shorts ban in heat wave

- One boy added that wearing the black-and-white tartan skirt was "quite refreshing" British schoolboys don skirts to protest shorts ban in heat wave One boy added that wearing the black-and-white tartan skirt was "quite refreshing" LONDON (CNN) — As a record-breaking heat wave grips Britain, some teenage boys are protesting their school's "no shorts" policy by donning skirts instead. Students at the Isca Academy in Exeter, England, turned up at school Thursday wearing skirts after their head teacher wouldn't relax the dress code, which bans shorts

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British schoolboys don skirts to protest shorts ban in heat wave

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British schoolboys don skirts to protest shorts ban in heat wave

- One boy added that wearing the black-and-white tartan skirt was "quite refreshing" British schoolboys don skirts to protest shorts ban in heat wave One boy added that wearing the black-and-white tartan skirt was "quite refreshing" LONDON (CNN) — As a record-breaking heat wave grips Britain, some teenage boys are protesting their school's "no shorts" policy by donning skirts instead. Students at the Isca Academy in Exeter, England, turned up at school Thursday wearing skirts after their head teacher wouldn't relax the dress code, which bans shorts

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British schoolboys don skirts to protest shorts ban in heat wave

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British schoolboys don skirts to protest shorts ban in heat wave

- One boy added that wearing the black-and-white tartan skirt was "quite refreshing" British schoolboys don skirts to protest shorts ban in heat wave One boy added that wearing the black-and-white tartan skirt was "quite refreshing" LONDON (CNN) — As a record-breaking heat wave grips Britain, some teenage boys are protesting their school's "no shorts" policy by donning skirts instead. Students at the Isca Academy in Exeter, England, turned up at school Thursday wearing skirts after their head teacher wouldn't relax the dress code, which bans shorts

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British schoolboys don skirts to protest shorts ban in heat wave

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British schoolboys don skirts to protest shorts ban in heat wave

- One boy added that wearing the black-and-white tartan skirt was "quite refreshing" British schoolboys don skirts to protest shorts ban in heat wave One boy added that wearing the black-and-white tartan skirt was "quite refreshing" LONDON (CNN) — As a record-breaking heat wave grips Britain, some teenage boys are protesting their school's "no shorts" policy by donning skirts instead. Students at the Isca Academy in Exeter, England, turned up at school Thursday wearing skirts after their head teacher wouldn't relax the dress code, which bans shorts

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Police release more recordings from the shooting of Charleena Lyles

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Police release more recordings from the shooting of Charleena Lyles

- Protest held after police shooting of Charleena Lyles Police have released audio from two officers, Lyles' 911 call and hallway video from her apartment (CNN)Infuriated after a pregnant black woman was shot and killed by police, protesters marched from the apartment building where Charleena Lyles died to downtown Seattle on Thursday night. "Say her name!" one man shouted. They marched through downtown yelling, "Hey, hey, ho, ho

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Boys Wear Skirts in England Heat Wave to Protest School’s ‘No Shorts’ Policy

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Boys Wear Skirts in England Heat Wave to Protest School’s ‘No Shorts’ Policy

- LONDON – As a record-breaking heat wave grips Britain, some teenage boys are protesting their school’s “no shorts” policy by donning skirts instead. Students at the Isca Academy in Exeter, England, turned up at school Thursday wearing skirts after their head teacher wouldn’t relax the dress code, which bans shorts. The teenagers argued it was just too hot to wear trousers as temperatures soared to 80 degrees Fahrenheit (nearly 27 C)

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Dozens arrested after disability advocates protest at McConnell's office

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Dozens arrested after disability advocates protest at McConnell's office

- WASHINGTON (CNN) — Several dozen protesters were arrested Thursday after they gathered and chanted outside Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's office over the GOP health care bill. "Don't touch Medicaid, save our liberty," the protesters chanted outside his office.The protest was organized by ADAPT, a national disability rights organization. In a statement, they said about 60 protesters gathered for a "die-in" to fight back on the health care bill, which will drastically cut back federal support of Medicaid

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Dozens arrested after disability advocates protest at McConnell's office

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Dozens arrested after disability advocates protest at McConnell's office

- WASHINGTON (CNN) — Several dozen protesters were arrested Thursday after they gathered and chanted outside Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's office over the GOP health care bill. "Don't touch Medicaid, save our liberty," the protesters chanted outside his office.The protest was organized by ADAPT, a national disability rights organization. In a statement, they said about 60 protesters gathered for a "die-in" to fight back on the health care bill, which will drastically cut back federal support of Medicaid

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Dozens arrested after disability advocates protest at McConnell's office

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Dozens arrested after disability advocates protest at McConnell's office

- WASHINGTON (CNN) — Several dozen protesters were arrested Thursday after they gathered and chanted outside Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's office over the GOP health care bill. "Don't touch Medicaid, save our liberty," the protesters chanted outside his office.The protest was organized by ADAPT, a national disability rights organization. In a statement, they said about 60 protesters gathered for a "die-in" to fight back on the health care bill, which will drastically cut back federal support of Medicaid

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Jewish groups cancel meetings with Netanyahu in protest
Jewish groups cancel meetings with Netanyahu in protest By ARON HELLER Associated Press Two high-profile groups of Jewish leaders on Monday canceled meetings with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to protest his government’s decision to scrap plans for a mixed-gender prayer area at Jerusalem’s Western Wall. The dramatic moves reflected the widening gulf that has opened between Israel and the Jewish diaspora over how Judaism can be practiced in Israel   Read More ...
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SB 4 court hearing brings hundreds of protesters to San Antonio
SB 4 court hearing brings hundreds of protesters to San Antonio SAN ANTONIO — As lawyers argued for and against a state ban on “sanctuary cities” inside a federal courtroom in San Antonio on Monday, about 600 immigrant rights advocates rallied nearby in protest of the law. The protesters are concerned that the law will lead to increased racial profiling and to families being torn apart as a result of deportation. It also will allow law enforcement officers to ask people about their immigration status during an arrest or a lawful detention, such as a routine traffic stop   Read More ...
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Protesters speak out against Senate GOP heath care bill at prayer vigil, plan more demonstrations Monday
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Jewish groups cancel meetings with Netanyahu in protest
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Jewish group cancels meeting with Netanyahu in protest
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Jewish group cancels meeting with Netanyahu in protest
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Jewish group cancels meeting with Netanyahu in protest
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Jewish group cancels meeting with Netanyahu in protest
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8 protesters arrested at Massachusetts gas pipeline project
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Conservative activists hold muted rallies in Washington
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8 protesters arrested at gas pipeline project
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Anti-police protesters disrupt Twin Cities Pride Parade
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Anti-police protesters disrupt Twin Cities Pride Parade
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Anti-police protesters are disrupting the Twin Cities Pride Parade over the police shooting of Philando Castile. Sunday's parade was disrupted just minutes after getting underway in downtown Minneapolis. WCCO-AM reports about 200 protesters began marching down Hennepin Avenue and at one point, staged a die-in. Parade organizers on Friday invited police to participate in the annual parade after initially asking police to minimize their participation due to tensions over a jury's recent acquittal of a Minnesota officer who fatally shot Castile during a traffic stop last year   Read More ...
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8 protesters arrested at Massachusetts gas pipeline protest
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Polish protesters demand halt to logging in primeval forest
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Cooking demonstration to imitate life on ‘one-horse family farm’ in early 1900s
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Eight arrested at pipeline demonstration in Sandisfield
Eight people were arrested for trespassing in Sandisfield on Saturday during a demonstration to protest the extension of a natural gas pipeline in the Otis State Forest. The controversial project by Kinder Morgan has drawn repeated demonstrations, resulting in the arrest of scores of protesters. In early May, for example, about two dozen protesters were arrested just days apart. Like the others, Saturday’s demonstration was peaceful and the arrests were made without incident, according to a statement   Read More ...
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Australian police use pepper spray to stop clashes at anti-immigration rally
SYDNEY Australian police fired pepper spray to break up clashes between right-wing nationalists and anti-racism protesters on the streets of Melbourne on Sunday, the latest protest held by anti-immigration groups in the country. Far-right activists from the True Blue Crew, which says it is opposed to refugees and the "Islamisation" of Australia, faced off with members of a left-wing coalition promoting tolerance in the city   Read More ...
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Venezuelan protesters, security forces clash at air base
Venezuelan protesters, security forces clash at air base CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Young protesters broke down a metal fence guarding an air base in Caracas on Saturday before being repelled by security forces firing tear gas in another day of anti-government protests in Venezuela's capital. Demonstrators threw stones, and some protesters were injured. The clashes took place after a peaceful mass demonstration next to La Carlota base where a 22-year-old protester was killed this week when a national guardsman shot him in the chest at close range with rubber bullets   Read More ...
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Venezuelan president's opponents lay siege to air base
Venezuelan president's opponents lay siege to air base CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Young protesters broke down a metal fence guarding an air base in Caracas on Saturday before being repelled by security forces firing tear gas in another day of anti-government protests in Venezuela's capital. The clashes took place after a mass demonstration next to La Carlota base where a 22-year-old protester was killed this week when a national guardsman shot him in the chest at close range with rubber bullets   Read More ...
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Venezuelan president's opponents lay siege to air base
Venezuelan president's opponents lay siege to air base CARACAS, Venezuela – Young protesters broke down a metal fence guarding an air base in Caracas on Saturday before being repelled by security forces firing tear gas in another day of anti-government protests in Venezuela's capital. The clashes took place after a mass demonstration next to La Carlota base where a 22-year-old protester was killed this week when a national guardsman shot him in the chest at close range with rubber bullets   Read More ...
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Polish protesters demand halt to logging in primeval forest
Polish protesters demand halt to logging in primeval forest WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Hundreds marched in Warsaw on Saturday to protest widespread logging in Europe's last primeval forest, a project undertaken by Poland's conservative government. The ruling Law and Justice party has allowed increased logging in the Bialowieza Forest, a vast woodland that straddles Poland and Belarus, alarming environmentalists who say it threatens a natural treasure. The forest has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage site   Read More ...
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Polish protesters demand halt to logging in primeval forest
Polish protesters demand halt to logging in primeval forest WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Hundreds have marched in Warsaw to protest widespread logging in Europe’s last primeval forest, a project undertaken taken by Poland’s conservative government. The ruling Law and Justice party has allowed increased logging in the Bialowieza Forest, a vast woodland that straddles Poland and Belarus, alarming environmentalists who say it threatens a natural treasure. The forest has been designed a UNESCO World Heritage site   Read More ...
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UK police brace for trouble as far-right and anti-racist groups protest
UK police brace for trouble as far-right and anti-racist groups protest LONDON Hundreds of police officers lined the streets of London and Birmingham on Saturday to prevent far-right demonstrators from clashing with rival anti-fascism groups on a day of protest following deadly attacks in Britain. In the country's second biggest city Birmingham, dozens of members of the far-right group Britain First took to the streets waving national flags and chanting "Britain First, Fighting Back"   Read More ...
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Pride and prejudice? Race tinges LGBT celebrations
Pride and prejudice? Race tinges LGBT celebrations Gay pride marches in New York City, San Francisco and in between this weekend will have plenty of participants — and also protests directed at them from other members of the LGBT community, speaking out against what they see as increasingly corporate celebrations that prioritize the experiences of gay white men and ignore issues facing black and brown LGBT people. The protests disrupted other pride events earlier this month   Read More ...
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Group becomes citizens as group protests immigrant arrests
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — More than a dozen people from 13 countries have become citizens at a ceremony in Burlington, Vermont, while dozens at the capital protested the arrest of two Vermont dairy workers. U.S. District Judge Geoffrey Crawford assured the new citizens at a naturalization ceremony Friday that their constitutional rights to live and worship freely are "not empty promises   Read More ...
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Disability Advocates Forcibly Removed From Senate Protest Say It Was Worth It: ‘We Have the Right to Live’
Disability Advocates Forcibly Removed From Senate Protest Say It Was Worth It: ‘We Have the Right to Live’ Stephanie Woodward, of Rochester, N.Y., who has spina bifida and uses a wheelchair, is removed from a sit-in at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's office as she and other disability rights advocates protest proposed funding caps to Medicaid, on June 22, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington.   Read More ...
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Venezuela: death of a protester
Venezuela: death of a protester CARACAS Over months of protests Carlos Garcia Rawlins has been on Venezuela's streets daily, documenting increasingly violent clashes with security forces, experience that helped put him within eyeshot of a soldier who fatally wounded a young activist at close range. Hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans have taken to the streets across the country since April to demand elections, solutions to hunger and shortages, and an end to President Nicolas Maduro's plan to overhaul the constitution   Read More ...
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Family of Sam DuBose demands another retrial, calls for peaceful protest
Family of Sam DuBose demands another retrial, calls for peaceful protest WEBVTT OTHER REALLY IMPORTANTFOLKS.>> BELIEVED THAT THE LAST YEAROF WORK YOU HAVE DONE WILLHOPEFULLY MAKE THIS A RESOLUTIONPEACEFULLY.THE WORK WE'VE DONE WITHPOLICE COMMUNITY RELATIONS ANDWHATEVER THAT -- WILL IMPROVE.RIGHT NOW, THE FAMILY WANTSPEACE AND RECONCILIATION.THE FAMILY DOES NOT WANTUPHEAVAL, THEY DO NOT WANTVIOLENCE.THAT'S NOT HOW THEY WANT THEIRFAMILY REMEMBERED.THEY WANT TO REMEMBER HIM AS AMEMBER OF THE COMMUNITY THATWILL BE VERY GREATLY MISSED   Read More ...
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Venezuelan protester shot dead at point-blank range by soldier
Venezuelan protester shot dead at point-blank range by soldier David José Vallenilla, 22, was shot three times in the chest, officials say He is the 75th person whose death has been tied to Venezuela's unrest (CNN)His name was David José Vallenilla. At 22, he became the latest of at least 75 fatalities tied to civil unrest in the streets of Venezuela, a country mired in economic crisis and political instability   Read More ...
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Pride and prejudice? Race tinges LGBT celebrations
Pride and prejudice? Race tinges LGBT celebrations NEW YORK (AP) -- Gay pride marches in New York City, San Francisco and in between this weekend will have plenty of participants — and also protests directed at them from other members of the LGBT community, speaking out against what they see as increasingly corporate celebrations that prioritize the experiences of gay white men and ignore issues facing black and brown LGBT people   Read More ...
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Slain Venezuela protester a son of former Maduro supervisor
Slain Venezuela protester a son of former Maduro supervisor CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The latest youth to die during Venezuela's crackdown on anti-government protests has a connection to President Nicolas Maduro: His father was once the socialist leader's supervisor. David Vallenilla told Blu Radio in Colombia on Friday he'd been Maduro's supervisor when the future president drove a bus for Caracas' mass transit system. Tragedy brought the two together again on Thursday when Vallenilla's 22-year-old son was hit at short range by a security forces firing rubber bullets on protesters   Read More ...
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Slain Venezuela protester a son of former Maduro supervisor
Slain Venezuela protester a son of former Maduro supervisor CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The latest youth to die during Venezuela's crackdown on anti-government protests has a connection to President Nicolas Maduro: His father was once the socialist leader's supervisor. David Vallenilla told Blu Radio in Colombia on Friday he'd been Maduro's supervisor when the future president drove a bus for Caracas' mass transit system. Tragedy brought the two together again on Thursday when Vallenilla's 22-year-old son was hit at short range by a security forces firing rubber bullets on protesters   Read More ...
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