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  • SATURDAY, MAY 23, 2015, 1:25 P.M.

    ‘Bold’ Ireland votes to legalize gay marriage in landslide

    DUBLIN — Ireland’s citizens have voted in a landslide to legalize gay marriage, electoral officials announced Saturday — a stunningly lopsided result that illustrates what Catholic leaders and rights activists …


  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 5, 2014, 8:11 A.M.

    Ballot measures: California next for pot activists

    SEATTLE (AP) — Marijuana activists who have longed for decades to end America’s drug war pocketed more major victories Tuesday, with Oregon and the nation’s capital approving recreational pot use. …


  • SUNDAY, FEB. 23, 2014, 11:32 A.M.

    Ukraine parliament head takes presidential powers

    KIEV, Ukraine — A top opposition figure assumed presidential powers Sunday, plunging Ukraine into new uncertainty after a deadly political standoff — and boosting long-jailed Yulia Tymoshenko’s chances of a …


  • SATURDAY, FEB. 15, 2014, 4:43 A.M.

    Mob attacks alleged gays in Nigerian capital

    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — A mob armed with wooden clubs and iron bars, screaming that they were going to “cleanse” their neighborhood of gay people, dragged 14 young men from …


  • MONDAY, JAN. 27, 2014, 10:53 P.M.

    Folk singer, activist Pete Seeger dies in NY

    NEW YORK (AP) — American troubadour, folk music singer and activist Pete Seeger has died at a hospital in New York. He was 94. Seeger’s grandson, Kitama Cahill-Jackson, says Seeger …


  • SATURDAY, DEC. 21, 2013, 4:51 A.M.

    Syrian rebels seize strategic hospital in Aleppo

    BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebels have gained control of a strategic hospital in the city of Aleppo despite days of relentless barrel bombings of opposition-held areas in the northern city, …


  • SATURDAY, OCT. 19, 2013, 4:55 A.M.

    Syria’s civil war plays out on social media

    BEIRUT (AP) — Amid all the bloodshed, confusion and deadlock of Syria’s civil war, one fact is emerging after 2½ years — no conflict ever has been covered this way. …


  • SUNDAY, SEPT. 1, 2013

    Spin Control: Community activist Thomas a man of many interests

    You could call Edward Thomas Jr. a spark plug in Spokane’s African-American community or an activist for the city as a whole. Call Thomas – who passed away last week …


  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 12, 2012, 12:09 A.M.

    Mich. becomes right-to-work state despite protests

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — In a dizzyingly short time span, Republicans have converted Michigan from a seemingly impregnable fortress of organized labor into a right-to-work state, leaving outgunned Democrats and …


  • MONDAY, OCT. 22, 2012, 1:41 P.M.

    Longtime Indian activist Russell Means dies at 72

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Russell Means spent a lifetime as a modern American Indian warrior. He railed against broken treaties, fought for the return of stolen land and even …


  • MONDAY, OCT. 22, 2012, 7:51 A.M.

    Russell Means, Indian activist, actor, dies at 72

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Russell Means never shunned attention. Whether leading Native Americans in railing against broken federal treaties, appearing in a Hollywood blockbuster or advocating a sovereign American …


  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 3, 2012, 1:32 P.M.

    Ore. pot measure struggles as Wash., Colo. thrive

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — As marijuana legalization efforts in Colorado and Washington pick up steam, a similar push in Oregon seems to be going up in smoke. More than $4 …


  • MONDAY, SEPT. 17, 2012, 11:48 P.M.

    Myanmar’s Suu Kyi to meet Clinton in Washington

    WASHINGTON (AP) — After years of decrying oppression against Myanmar’s democracy leader, the United States is getting to celebrate her freedom as Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton welcomes Aung …


  • MONDAY, SEPT. 17, 2012, 12:51 A.M.

    Myanmar’s Suu Kyi begins landmark US visit

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi arrived Monday in Washington, where she will be presented Congress’ highest award. It’s the latest milestone in her remarkable journey …


  • SATURDAY, SEPT. 15, 2012, 1:39 P.M.

    GOP activists to Romney: Why aren’t you winning?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican activists are incredulous: Why can’t Republican Mitt Romney seem to break open a tight race with President Barack Obama given the nation’s sluggish economy and conservative …


  • WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 5, 2012, 4:04 P.M.

    Judge OKs contentious part of Ariz immigration law

    PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona authorities can enforce the most contentious section of the state’s heavily debated immigration law, according to a federal judge’s ruling Wednesday regarding a section of the …


  • TUESDAY, AUG. 28, 2012, 6:19 P.M.

    Israeli court rejects US activist’s family lawsuit

    HAIFA, Israel (AP) — An Israeli court on Tuesday cleared the military of wrongdoing in the death of a young American activist who was crushed by an Israeli bulldozer during …


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