Beirut explosion: France’s Macron promises foreign aid won’t fall into ‘corrupt hands’ as outrage mounts over negligent Lebanon ‘regime’

As outraged protesters gathered in central Beirut on Thursday, French President Emmanuel Macron assured that foreign aid dollars would not fall into corrupt hands on the second day since a massive explosion devastated the Lebanese capital, leaving so far at least 157 dead and 5,000 injured. “I guarantee you this – aid will not go […]

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Hiroshima survivors mark 75th anniversary of attack, urge ban on nuclear weapons

HIROSHIMA, Japan — Survivors of the world’s first atomic bombing gathered in diminished numbers near an iconic, blasted dome Thursday to mark the attack’s 75th anniversary, many of them urging the world, and their own government, to do more to ban nuclear weapons. An upsurge of coronavirus cases in Japan meant a much smaller than normal […]

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Tennessee Republicans, Once Moderate and Genteel, Turn Toxic in the Trump Era

On July 25, Republicans in Grundy County, Tenn., gathered to hear the candidates in the state’s Senate Republican primary hold forth ahead of Thursday’s election. Most of them kept their comments polite and predictable — and then came Bill Hagerty. Though there are 15 names on the ballot, Mr. Hagerty, the race’s Trump-endorsed front-runner, singled […]

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Thousands gather for ‘end of the pandemic’ protest in Berlin, ignore coronavirus safety measures

Thousands gathered in Berlin on Saturday to protest coronavirus restrictions as authorities raise concerns about a rise in new infections. MATT SCHLAPP ACCUSES FAUCI OF ‘PLAYING INTO THE POLITICS’ OF CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC The demonstration, called “The end of the pandemic – freedom day,” drew people from various parts of Germany after weeks of planning. Police used […]

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Portland: Big protest crowds again over US agents’ presence

Thousands of people gathered in Portland, Oregon, for another night of protests Saturday as demonstrations over George Floyd’s killing and the presence of federal agents sent by President Donald Trump showed no signs of abating Crowds began to march toward the city’s federal courthouse around 9:15 p.m. A big group of demonstrators in the North […]

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Competing protesters converge on Breonna Taylor’s hometown

Hundreds of armed, predominantly Black, activists demanding justice for Breonna Taylor gathered in her Kentucky hometown for peaceful demonstrations that drew counter-protesters from a white militia group By TIMOTHY D. EASLEY Associated Press July 25, 2020, 10:47 PM 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Hundreds of armed, predominantly […]

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Federal agents use tear gas to clear rowdy Portland protest

Thousands of protesters gathered outside the federal courthouse in Portland, Oregon, into the early hours Saturday, shooting fireworks at the building as plumes of tear gas dispensed by U.S. agents, lingered above. The demonstration went until federal agents entered the crowd around 2:30 a.m. and marched in a line down the street, clearing remaining protesters […]

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Huge Portland protest crowds, standoff with feds go on

Thousands of people gathered in Portland streets for another night of protests Friday, the same day a U.S. judge denied Oregon’s request to restrict federal agents’ actions when they arrest people during chaotic demonstrations that have roiled the city and pitted local officials against the Trump administration. By 8 p.m. a few hundred people, most […]

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Huge Portland protest crowds, standoff with feds go on

Thousands of people gathered in Portland streets for another night of protests Friday, the same day a U.S. judge denied Oregon’s request to restrict federal agents’ actions when they arrest people during chaotic demonstrations that have roiled the city and pitted local officials against the Trump administration. By 8 p.m. a few hundred people, most […]

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Whole Foods Punished Workers for Black Lives Matter Masks, Suit Says

ImageProtesters gathered outside a Whole Foods store in Cambridge, Mass., last month.Credit…Cj Gunther/EPA, via Shutterstock From colorful patterns and vegetable prints to SpongeBob SquarePants, creative masks have been embraced by Whole Foods employees across the country since the pandemic began. But according to 14 employees at Whole Foods stores in California, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and […]

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Prosecutors Drop Felony Charges Against 87 Breonna Taylor Protesters in Kentucky

Prosecutors have dropped felony charges against 87 protesters who peacefully gathered this week outside the Kentucky attorney general’s home to demand charges against the police officers responsible for the death of Breonna Taylor. Mike O’Connell, the Jefferson County attorney, said on Friday that after carefully reviewing the relevant law, he had decided to dismiss the […]

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Protester: Man pulls gun on anniversary of flag’s removal

Competing groups gathered in front of South Carolina’s capitol building to mark the five-year anniversary of the removal of the Confederate battle flag from Statehouse grounds By MICHELLE LIU Associated Press/Report for America July 10, 2020, 7:48 PM 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article COLUMBIA, S.C. — Counterprotesters said a passing […]

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Coronavirus, policing reforms are topics of Rep. Brad Sherman’s town hall, July 7

  Protestors gathered in front of the LAUSD school district headquarters calling for the defunding of the LAUSD school police Tuesday, June 23, 2020. The protest took place as school board members considered a resolution to reduce or eliminate the school police budget. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)   Rep. Brad Sherman […]

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Move to rename ‘Bloody Sunday’ bridge has critics in Selma

Thousands gathered in this river city in 1940 to dedicate a new bridge in honor of white supremacist Edmund Pettus, a Confederate general and reputed Ku Klux Klan leader. Just 25 years later, the bridge became a global landmark when civil rights marchers were beaten at its base. Today, with thousands protesting nationwide against racial […]

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Kourtney Kardashian Chows Down WIth Her 3 Kids Plus Their Cousins North & Saint For A ‘Picnic In The Pickup’

Kourtney Kardashian took on aunt duties when she gathered up North & Saint West for a unique outing with her 3 kids! Fun in the sun! Kourtney Kardashian, 41, found a special way to entertain her three kids Mason, 10, Penelope, 7, and Reign, 5, as well as her niece North West, 7, and nephew […]

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Louisville calm after man was shot and killed amid protest

Several dozen people gathered Sunday at a park in downtown Louisville where a man had been shot and killed the night before amid a protest over the killing of Breonna Taylor. A few Louisville police officers arrived to hand out flyers that said overnight camping and cooking at the site is banned, but protesters will […]

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Kenya police kill 3 people after clash over coronavirus face masks turns violent

Police in Kenya killed three people as a crowd of motorcycle taxi drivers gathered to protest the arrest of a colleague for not wearing a coronavirus mask, according to reports Friday. The BBC quoted a police statement as saying officers shot at the crowd in the small town of Lessos after clashes broke out. The police […]

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Verizon joins in on Facebook ad boycott

A Facebook ad boycott gathered more steam on Thursday, when telecom giant Verizon said it would pull ads in July over criticisms of the social media giant’s failure to monitor hate speech. The “Stop the Hate for Profit” campaign had already convinced Unilever-owned ice cream maker Ben & Jerry’s to join the campaign, as well […]

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‘Antebellum’ brings racial justice call to reopened theaters

Back in March, filmmakers Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz gathered their artist friends and a few journalists at Manhattan’s members-only social club, Soho House, for a screening of their first feature-length project, “Antebellum.” They wanted a constructively critical reaction ahead of the planned spring release of the film — a psychological thriller about a Black […]

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Removal of slavery advocate statue begins in S. Carolina

Several hundred people gathered in Marion Square, in the historic South Carolina city of Charleston, early Wednesday to watch the removal of a statue of former vice president and slavery advocate John C By MEG KINNARD Associated Press June 24, 2020, 6:29 AM 6 min read 6 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this […]

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New Yorkers angry over constant fireworks protest outside de Blasio’s home

Fed-up New Yorkers gathered outside Mayor Bill de Blasio’s home in the early hours of Tuesday morning to protest the constant crackle of fireworks that has plagued the city this month. Their message was summed up by City Councilman Chaim Deutch: “If we can’t sleep, you won’t sleep.” “We need to send a message that […]

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DC police disperse crowd with chemical irritant after council passes not-yet-enacted ban

Police in Washington, D.C. used a chemical irritant to disperse a crowd of people gathered Monday in Lafayette Square who vandalized monuments and buildings — after the City Council earlier this month passed a law, which has not yet taken effect, banning such substances for breaking up crowds at a “First Amendment assembly.” Social media posts from […]

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The Latest: Hundreds gather as Confederate monument removed

Hundreds gathered in an Atlanta suburb’s town square and watched a crane swoop in and take down a 112-year-old Confederate monument By The Associated Press June 19, 2020, 7:06 AM 3 min read 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article TOP OF THE HOUR: — Hundreds gather in Atlanta suburb as Confederate […]

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Protesters call for defunding of Cook County Jail

About 150 protesters on foot — as well as hundreds more in cars — gathered outside the Cook County Jail on Thursday. | Stefano Esposito/Sun-Times “We have pumped more and more money into mass incarceration and our communities are no safer,” said Tanya Watkins, executive director of South Siders Organizing for Unity and Liberation. For […]

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Hundreds rally in Loop for police reform

Supporters of stronger civilian oversight of the Chicago Police Department gathered at the Thompson Center Wednesday. | Mitch Dudek/Sun-Times Demonstrators at the Thompson Center demanded an elected Civilian Police Accountability Council, which would be able to hire and fire the police superintendent, create policy, investigate misconduct claims and set the budget. About 200 people gathered […]

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