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  • Hong Kong police use sledgehammers, chainsaws to dismantle protest barriers

    Hong Kong police use sledgehammers, chainsaws to dismantle protest barriers
    Hundreds of Hong Kong police used sledgehammers and chainsaws to dismantle pro-democracy barricades near government offices and the city's financial center on Tuesday, a day after clashes broke out as anti-protest groups tried to reclaim roads. The...
  • For abortion foes, a national strategy built at the state level

    For abortion foes, a national strategy built at the state level
    The numbers have changed little over the decades: A majority of Americans support abortion. But across the country, the antiabortion movement has recorded major success in the last four years, part of a well-funded national strategy to legislate...
  • Airstrikes 'destroyed or damaged' Islamic State targets, Pentagon says

    Airstrikes 'destroyed or damaged' Islamic State targets, Pentagon says
    U.S.-led airstrikes across a broad swath of northern Syria appear to have caused extensive damage to militant positions on the ground and left an unknown number of casualties, according to initial reports emerging Tuesday. The overnight assault marked...
  • New flood of immigrants unsettles some U.S. towns

    New flood of immigrants unsettles some U.S. towns
    A day earlier, angry protesters had blocked buses carrying immigrant detainees from reaching a Border Patrol processing facility here. On Wednesday, while the rancor in Murrieta had eased, some remained adamant that they would fight any attempts to...
  • Murrieta protesters turn back Border Patrol detainees

    Murrieta protesters turn back Border Patrol detainees
    Amid rising concern over a surge of young immigrants crossing the border illegally, flag-waving protesters blocked three busloads of detainees in Riverside County on Tuesday, preventing them from reaching a Border Patrol processing station in Murrieta....
  • Immigration protesters pressure Obama for more change

    Immigration protesters pressure Obama for more change
    When immigration activists take to the streets Thursday for a series of May Day marches in downtown Los Angeles, their message will be largely directed at President Obama. "The president needs to be pressured to use the authority that he has to keep...
  • Hong Kong protesters criticize officials' reform plan as vague

    Hong Kong protesters criticize officials' reform plan as vague
    Student leaders of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests said Thursday that they see little point in engaging in further dialogue with the government if officials don’t offer more specific details on a political reform proposal. Yvonne Leung,...
  • Protest and praise for 'The Death of Klinghoffer' at the Metropolitan Opera

    Protest and praise for 'The Death of Klinghoffer' at the Metropolitan Opera
    It wasn't on a scale with the riotous premiere of Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring," but the first Metropolitan Opera performance of "The Death of Klinghoffer," the controversial work by composer John Adams and librettist Alice Goodman about the 1985...
  • Hong Kong chief faces new calls to step down as protests continue

    Hong Kong chief faces new calls to step down as protests continue
    A key pro-establishment Hong Kong politician on Friday urged the territory’s chief executive to step down, saying people had lost their trust in the government and a failure to resign would only exacerbate societal divisions. With democracy...
  • Florida gets tough on oil driller in the Everglades

    State officials have driven a Texas wildcatter out of Florida, signaling tougher restrictions on oil drilling in the Everglades. Prodded by environmentalists and community activists, the state yanked all drilling permits held by the Dan A. Hughes Co....
  • For Navajo Nation, candidate stirs questions about saving dying language

    For Navajo Nation, candidate stirs questions about saving dying language
    Navajo elder Jay Tsosie winces when he recalls those torturous classroom drills from his childhood. Back when the 77-year-old was a skinny, rambunctious schoolboy, teachers from the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs tried to exorcise a part of Tsosie...