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  • Trapped in Ferguson protest zone: 3 students describe tense night

    Trapped in Ferguson protest zone: 3 students describe tense night
    Three college student from Ferguson found themselves trapped overnight behind the riot-ready police lines of this embattled St. Louis suburb roiling over the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown.   The women had come to protest but were unprepared for...
  • 'This is not the time for peace.' Chicago protester who traveled to Ferguson

    'This is not the time for peace.' Chicago protester who traveled to Ferguson
    On one corner of a battered stretch of West Florissant Avenue, the epicenter of ongoing protests, young men pull dark scarves up over their mouths and lob molotov cocktails at police from behind makeshift barricades built of bricks and wood planks. They...
  • Police move against protestors as calm dissolves in Ferguson

    Police move against protestors as calm dissolves in Ferguson
    FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) - Police in riot gear ordered demonstrators in Ferguson, Missouri, to disperse late on Tuesday, then charged into the crowd to make arrests as relative calm dissolved during an 11th night of protests over the fatal shooting of a...
  • Anti-abortion activists avoid charges in Newport Beach chalk protest

    Anti-abortion activists avoid charges in Newport Beach chalk protest
    No charges will be filed against a group of protesters who wrote antiabortion messages in chalk outside a Newport Beach doctor's home, authorities said Wednesday. Police had said that the messages -- including "Abortion is murder" and "Your neighbor...
  • Lawyer plans constitutional challenge in mink farm sabotage case

    Lawyer plans constitutional challenge in mink farm sabotage case
    The lawyer for one of two California animal activists accused of sabotaging an Illinois mink farm and releasing about 2,000 animals into the wild last year said today he plans to challenge the constitutionality of the federal “animal enterprise...
  • Sen. Warren is tribune of left and its fondest White House wish

    DETROIT "Is this the line for the groupies?" Amanda Knief asked the question with a laugh, but liberal fervor for Sen. Elizabeth Warren runs deep, as evidenced by the fans who'd gathered some 90 minutes before the Massachusetts Democrat took the stage in...
  • Questions, answers on gay marriage's future in Florida

    Questions, answers on gay marriage's future in Florida
    Four Florida judges have declared the state's ban on gay marriage unconstitutional in the past month. And in the coming days, more Florida courts — in Tallahassee, Tampa and West Palm Beach — are expected to weigh in on the same issue. Why...
  • Greenpeace protest ship released by Russia after 10 months

    Greenpeace protest ship released by Russia after 10 months
    The Greenpeace protest ship Arctic Sunrise has been released after 10 months of detention by Russian authorities and the damaged icebreaker is now limping back home to Amsterdam, the environmental activist group said Friday. The Arctic Sunrise was...
  • In Ethiopia, a stranglehold on freedom

    In Ethiopia, a stranglehold on freedom
    When Secretary of State John F. Kerry traveled to Ethiopia last year, he met a young blogger named Natnael Feleke. When he returned a few months ago, Kerry found that Feleke, along with five other bloggers and three journalists, had been arrested —...
  • Ukraine antigovernment protesters remain squarely planted in Kiev

    Ukraine antigovernment protesters remain squarely planted in Kiev
    Borys Vitaliy was happily married with a successful recycling business when protesters began gathering in the Ukrainian capital's Independence Square, also known as the Maidan, in November. His consciousness raised, Vitaliy spent two days glued to the...
  • Documentary 'Maidan' polarizes participants in Ukraine revolution

     Documentary 'Maidan' polarizes participants in Ukraine revolution
    Watching dramas or comedies in the cities where they were shot is a fairly common experience. But it's not often one views a film about a revolution just blocks from where the uprising happened. That surreal situation has been playing out over the...