Protests and Riots

Sharpening the Knives: Musicians Join the Protests in Puerto Rico

10 minutes ago   |   NY Times

Puerto Rican artists from Ricky Martin to Bad Bunny joined the protests this week against Gov. Ricardo A. Rosselló.
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Men face sentencing on riot charge in Virginia rally case

1 hour ago   |   Star Tribune

Three members of a white supremacist group face sentencing on a federal riot charge in connection with a white nationalist rally in Virginia and political rallies in California.
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Swedish activist Thunberg joins German climate protest

1 hour ago   |   ABC News

Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg joined thousands of other young protesters in Berlin for a rally calling for action to fight climate change
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Hand signals and Post-its: The Hong Kong protester playbook

1 hour ago   |   ABC News


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Indian state party boss sleeps on parliament floor in bizarre protest

Indian state party boss sleeps on parliament floor in bizarre protest

5 hours ago   |   RT

The president of India's BJP party in the state of Karnataka made a makeshift bed for himself right in the parliament's aisle as his party staged a “sleep-in” protest, accusing...
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AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

6 hours ago   |   ABC News

AP PHOTOS: Angry Puerto Ricans protest to demand governor resign, Venezuela frees clarinetist jailed after criticizing government, migrants hoping to get into U.S. wait...
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‘Whenever There's Trouble He Rushes There.' Meet Legislator Roy Kwong, the God of Hong Kong Protests

‘Whenever There's Trouble He Rushes There.' Meet Legislator Roy Kwong, the God of Hong Kong Protests

6 hours ago   |   Time

In a narrow office, just across the bay from mainland China, sits the God of Hong Kong Protests. Roy Kwong, a social worker turned politician, is fielding back-to-back...
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Japan summons SKorean envoy to protest wartime labor dispute

8 hours ago   |   ABC News

Japan has summoned South Korea's ambassador to protest Seoul's refusal to join in an arbitration panel to settle a dispute over World War II labor
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Tense protest outside Gracie Mansion leads to arrests after Eric Garner's family meets Mayor de Blasio

8 hours ago   |   NY Daily News

Police arrested five protesters during a tense confrontation with police outside Gracie Mansion not long after Eric Garner's family met with Mayor de Blasio and called on him...
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Donald Trump's Code Switch

Donald Trump's Code Switch

11 hours ago   |   Politico

Nobody understands the attention economy better than President Donald Trump. Whenever he slips from his coveted position as Topic A in the news, or whenever the news angle of...
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Get ready for Round 2 of Kamala Harris vs. Joe Biden

Get ready for Round 2 of Kamala Harris vs. Joe Biden

It will be “Biden and Harris Round 2” at the second Democratic debates. The lineups for the Democratic presidential primary debates at the end of the month were drawn at random... Read more ...

Trump to nominate Eugene Scalia, son of former Supreme Court justice, for...

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Woman confuses sculpture of Spider-Man hands for devil horns

Woman confuses sculpture of Spider-Man hands for devil horns

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Strasburg hits and pitches Nationals to 13-4 win over Braves

Strasburg hits and pitches Nationals to 13-4 win over Braves

ATLANTA - Stephen Strasburg had a three-run homer among his three hits and set a franchise-record for a pitcher with five RBIs, as the surging Washington Nationals beat the... Read more ...

Buzz Aldrin peed his pants on the moon and 18 other wild facts you never...

Buzz Aldrin peed his pants on the moon and 18 other wild facts you never learned about NASA's Apollo 11 mission

Fifty years ago, on July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first people to walk on the moon . In the years since, behind-the-scenes... Read more ...

Judge denies Jeffrey Epstein's bail request, so the wealthy financier will...

Judge denies Jeffrey Epstein's bail request, so the wealthy financier will have to wait in jail for his trial on sex trafficking of minors and conspiracy charges

US District Judge Richard Berman announced his decision to deny wealthy financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein 's bail request Thursday morning in the US District... Read more ...

Man freed from prison because he was deemed too old to be a threat convicted...

Man freed from prison because he was deemed too old to be a threat convicted of woman's murder

Jurors deliberated less than an hour before reaching a guilty verdict. Read more ...

Trump Picks Scalia Son for Labor Secretary

Trump Picks Scalia Son for Labor Secretary

President Trump has picked one of late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's five sons as his next secretary of labor. "I am pleased to announce that it is my intention to... Read more ...

House approves $15 minimum wage; Senate prospects are dim

House approves $15 minimum wage; Senate prospects are dim

House Democrats approved legislation to raise the federal minimum wage for the first time in a decade. Read more ...

Stocks are jumping after two Fed officials signal rate cuts are coming - 'it...

Stocks are jumping after two Fed officials signal rate cuts are coming - 'it pays to act quickly'

World stocks jumped on Friday after comments from two Federal Reserve officials cemented traders' expectations of a cut to interest rates later this month. "You don't need to... Read more ...