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Outrage and fear fuel continuing anti-Trump protests

Spurred by fear and outrage, protesters around the country rallied and marched Friday as they have done daily since Donald Trump’s presidential election victory.


Rubber bullets and fear: Trump protesters flood streets anew

PORTLAND, Ore. – From New York to Illinois to California, in red states as well as blue, protesters decrying Donald Trump’s election spent another night overtaking highways, smashing store windows, …


Vigils, protests flare up in wake of Trump victory

Vigils and protests flared up across the country Wednesday evening as opponents of President-elect Donald Trump expressed dismay with the election results, underscoring the difficult task he faces in uniting …


Amy Goodman: Mass incarceration challenged from within

Today’s striking prisoners are protesting long-term isolation, inadequate health care, overcrowding, violent attacks and slave labor.


Charlotte chief says family will view video of police shooting

Charlotte’s police chief says he plans to show video of an officer shooting a black man to the slain man’s family, but the video won’t be immediately released to the …


At least 17 dead amid opposition protests in Congo’s capital

Street clashes between security forces and demonstrators opposed to President Joseph Kabila left at least 17 dead in Congo’s capital Monday in a dramatic sign of mounting tensions after officials …


Spin Control: Peaceable assemblies not necessarily sensible

The right to peaceably assemble does not guarantee a right to always have the clearest message.


Criticism mounts over how police handle Louisiana protesters

Criticism mounted Monday over how Baton Rouge police dealt with throngs of protesters during the weekend, including nearly 200 demonstrators who were arrested and may yet face criminal charges.


Venezuela unrest continues as shortages persist, protesters demand food

Venezuela, where anger over food shortages is still mounting, continued to be roiled this week by angry protests and break-ins of grocery stores and businesses that have left five dead, …


Saudi Labor Minister vows Binladin workers to be paid soon

Saudi Arabia’s Labor Minister says some employees of the Saudi Binladin Group will receive their salaries this month and others soon thereafter.


Protests follow Trump to California convention

Several hundred protesters have gathered near a Burlingame, California, hotel where Donald Trump will address the state GOP convention.


McDonald’s stores targeted by protests for $15/hour, union

Protesters calling for pay of $15 an hour and a union will be at McDonald’s restaurants around the country and overseas Thursday as part of an ongoing push targeting the …


Charles Krauthammer: Both sides guilty of campaign ugliness

Politics is the civilized substitute for settling things the old-fashioned way - laying your opponent out on a stretcher


Trump rallies highlight divisions

CLEVELAND – In a Republican presidential primary filled with extraordinary moments, a 24-hour stretch that began Friday night stands above them all. Opponents of Donald Trump were so committed to …


Protests planned across US to back Apple in battle with FBI

An Internet rights group said it plans to stage rallies in more than 20 states to protest the FBI’s demand requiring Apple to help unlock an iPhone used by a …


Activists afloat attempted to stop nuclear submarine

The protesters were ready for a watery rendezvous with the huge vessel coming to the Northwest. They would take their boats out into Puget Sound and, like many Davids confronting …


Amy Goodman: School board vs. civil disobedience

“Don’t make history a mystery” read one of the signs at a rally in Jefferson County, Colorado. High school students in this suburban district, referred to locally as “JeffCo,” have …


Idaho judge sentences, praises ‘Add the 4 Words’ rights protesters

BOISE – An Idaho judge sentenced two dozen gay-rights protesters arrested at the state Capitol this year and offered them this message: “I respect your courage in doing what you …


Tiananmen Square photographer recalls capture of iconic 1989 image

BEIJING – He captured the photograph that immortalized the Tiananmen Square protests in 1989: a lone man in a white shirt standing before a row of tanks, seemingly fearless after …


Protests held outside, inside Capitol

BOISE – In a chaotic day at Idaho’s state Capitol on Thursday, 46 gay rights protesters were arrested after blockading a hallway, forcing the cancellation of two Senate committee hearings …


Sides blame each other for violence in Thailand protests

BANGKOK, Thailand – A handful of people sat in the road next to Lumpini Park Wednesday, watching a live video blaring loudly enough to be heard for blocks. A few …


Ukrainian parliament approves new charter, amnesty

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — In a day that could significantly shift Ukraine’s political destiny, opposition leaders signed a deal Friday with the country’s beleaguered president that calls for early elections, …


Immigration protest at Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ office ends in arrests

A dozen protesters were arrested Wednesday outside of U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ office in downtown Spokane. They were part of a protest calling on Republicans in the House of …


Zimmerman trial protesters aim to keep up momentum

NEW YORK — Thousands of demonstrators from across the country — chanting, praying and fighting tears — protested a jury’s decision to clear neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman in the …


Clash with Egypt army kills at least 42 protesters

CAIRO — Egyptian soldiers and police clashed with Islamists protesting the military’s ouster of the president in bloodshed that left at least 42 protesters dead, officials and witnesses said, and …


Seattle police acknowledge violating records act

SEATTLE — The Seattle Police Department acknowledged it broke public records laws when it withheld from The Seattle Times an internal memo about its response to riotous May Day demonstrations …


Hundreds rally for guns in Olympia

OLYMPIA – Second Amendment activists came well-armed Friday to a Capitol Campus rally, where Washington legislators promised to protect broad access to firearms and speakers denounced President Barack Obama and …


Latest developments on anti-Islam film protests

Here’s a look at protests and reaction across the Middle East and elsewhere today over an anti-Muslim film produced in the U.S. ridiculing the Prophet Muhammad. ——— PAKISTAN Hundreds of …


Protests against film spread in Mideast; 1 killed

CAIRO — Angry demonstrations against an anti-Islam film spread to their widest extent yet around the Middle East and other Muslim countries today, as protesters smashed into the German Embassy …


Obama condemns attack that killed envoy, 3 others

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama today condemned attacks on a U.S. consulate in eastern Libya that killed the U.S. ambassador and three American members of his staff. He ordered increased …