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  • June Wing

    June Wing
    June Wing, a political, social and environmental activist who participated in the effort that stopped Interstate 95 from being built through several Southeast Baltimore communities, died of respiratory failure Tuesday at her Guilford home. She was 98....
  • Both sides in Hong Kong warn of crisis as clashes continue

    Both sides in Hong Kong warn of crisis as clashes continue
    After a flare-up of violence between Hong Kong police and pro-democracy demonstrators Saturday, government officials and protest leaders alike warned that the situation was heading toward a breaking point. Demonstrators remained encamped around...
  • Hong Kong street clashes erupt despite scheduled talks

    Hong Kong street clashes erupt despite scheduled talks
    Violent clashes erupted in Hong Kong early on Sunday for a second night, deepening a sense of impasse between a government with limited options and a pro-democracy movement increasingly willing to confront police. The worst political crisis in Hong...
  • Protesters, police clash again in Hong Kong's Mong Kok neighborhood

    HONG KONG Hong Kong police again clashed with street occupiers early Sunday in Mong Kok, a neighborhood that has become the flashpoint of the city's ongoing protests. It was a relatively calm night Saturday until just after midnight, when hundreds of...
  • Hong Kong protesters, police clash after Mong Kok sit-in site cleared

    Police clashed with thousands of pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong’s Mong Kok neighborhood early Saturday, leading to at least 26 arrests. Police said 15 officers were hurt in the fracas. The confrontations were apparently fueled by...
  • Hong Kong police clear protesters

    Hong Kong police clear protesters
    Hundreds of Hong Kong police staged their biggest and boldest raid yet on a pro-democracy protest camp before dawn on Friday, charging down student-led activists who have held a key intersection in one of the main protest zones for more than three weeks....
  • Ferguson protesters struggle to keep focus on slain teenager

    ST LOUIS Mo. (Reuters) - Young black protesters from Ferguson, Missouri, want to keep their anger focused on the fatal police shooting of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown as their movement takes on a national dimension that threatens to dilute it....
  • Hong Kong protesters retake Mong Kok streets in battles with police

    HONG KONG Thousands of pro-democracy activists and supporters overwhelmed clearly exhausted riot police in Hong Kong's Mong Kok district early Saturday morning, reoccupying streets that police had opened to vehicular traffic only a few hours earlier....
  • Hong Kong police clear protesters' barricades, face little resistance

    Hong Kong police cleared barricades erected by democracy demonstrators in the Mong Kok neighborhood early Friday, encountering little resistance from the dwindling number of protesters camped out there. Hundreds of officers arrived on the scene starting...
  • Hong Kong police clash with protesters; 45 arrested

    Hong Kong police arrested 45 people before dawn Wednesday after clashing with pro-democracy protesters who had barricaded a key road near the offices of the territory’s chief executive. Officers used pepper spray to remove the demonstrators from...
  • Hong Kong head offers talks to protesters, but election rules are off-limits

    HONG KONG Hong Kong's besieged chief executive said Thursday that he wants to start talks with pro-democracy protesters next week an olive branch, but one unlikely to stem anger over a video Wednesday that showed police beating an unarmed man. Chief...