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  • Obama won't act on immigration before election, White House says

    Obama won't act on immigration before election, White House says
    Amid pressure from Democrats worried about political backlash, President Obama will delay his promised executive actions to overhaul the immigration system until later this year, the White House said Saturday. The decision is a clear reversal from...
  • Protesters march to seek justice in Michael Brown shooting

    FERGUSON, Mo. For several hours Saturday, hundreds of people demanding justice in the shooting of Michael Brown stood in front of the Ferguson Police Department with yellow police tape separating them from several dozen police officers. The protesters...
  • Fast-food protests: Dozens of workers arrested in strike for higher pay

    Fast-food protests: Dozens of workers arrested in strike for higher pay
    Dozens of fast-food workers from Los Angeles to Manhattan were arrested as they escalated a fight for better pay Thursday with strikes, rallies and acts of civil disobedience. Police took 10 people into custody after the protesters linked arms and sat...
  • Exclusive: Volkswagen spied on Lula, other Brazilian workers in 1980s

    SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Volkswagen AG spied on Brazilian union activists in the 1980s and passed sensitive information about wage demands and other private discussions to the country's military dictatorship, according to newly uncovered documents seen by...
  • Macau to 're-elect' leader as democratic rumblings, mirroring Hong Kong, are stifled

    HONG KONG (Reuters) - Macau chief executive Fernando Chui is widely expected to be "re-elected" on Sunday after the pro-China government stifled an unofficial referendum on democracy, taking a much harder line on the gambling hub than leaders have in...
  • Liberal Activists In Connecticut Want Elizabeth Warren To Run

    Liberal Activists In Connecticut Want Elizabeth Warren To Run
    TORRINGTON — U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is not — I repeat, not — running for president. The Democrat from Massachusetts has said over and over that she will not be a candidate in 2016. She even recently had her attorney send a letter...
  • Fast-Food Workers Demand $15 An Hour

    Fast-Food Workers Demand $15 An Hour
    HARTFORD — Before 13 fast-food workers from Connecticut and Rhode Island sat in the road and before the police escorted them to a prisoner van, about 150 supporters marched down Park Street in Hartford, chanting and drumming about the "Fight for 15....
  • China sets limits on 2017 Hong Kong popular vote, dismaying activists

    Setting up a showdown with democracy activists, China’s top legislative body said Sunday that Hong Kong residents can vote directly for their next leader in 2017 — but that only two or three candidates will be allowed and all must be...
  • The Shifting Dynamics Of The Governor's Race

    The Shifting Dynamics Of The Governor's Race
    Four years ago, Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy eked out a narrow win over Republican Tom Foley — and in that same race, a third-party conservative candidate took 11/2 percent of the votes, nearly three times Malloy's margin of victory. Tom...
  • 'Love Jihad' and religious conversion polarize in Modi's India

    HASAYAN India (Reuters) - Fired up and full of vitriol, Hindu activist Rajeshwar Singh is on a mission to end centuries of religious diversity in India, one conversion at a time. His voice echoing off the walls of a Protestant church across a narrow...
  • U.S. fast-food workers protest over pay, hundreds arrested

    NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. fast-food workers staged protests in some 150 cities on Thursday in a fight for higher pay, and organizers said more than 450 were arrested from Manhattan's Times Square to Los Angeles. About 400 protesters clogged...