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  • In Hong Kong, a tale of two sit-ins -- gritty and intellectual

    As Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests continued overnight into Monday, demonstrators in this city’s financial district of Admiralty showed solidarity through oil paintings and sculpture while engaging in salon-style debates against the...
  • In Ferguson, volunteers have electronic eyes on police

    In Ferguson, volunteers have electronic eyes on police
    Romana Williams was out patrolling this week with a thumb-size video camera clipped to the collar of her white T-shirt. As the short, gray-haired woman approached the memorials for Michael Brown, the unarmed 18-year-old shot by a local police officer, a...
  • 2 Hong Kong college students emerge as leaders in mass protest

    2 Hong Kong college students emerge as leaders in mass protest
    Just months after being elected leader of Hong Kong's biggest university student group, Alex Chow joined in the city's annual, orderly July 1 pro-democracy march. But in a move that foreshadowed last week's massive sit-ins, Chow and a committed core of...
  • Some Hong Kong protesters agree to back off, but others might not go along

    HONG KONG Nearly a week after students started occupying public spaces in Hong Kong, protest groups agreed Sunday to give up some of their ground, but it was unclear if all occupiers would comply. The anti-authoritarian nature of the protests has...
  • Students continue Hong Kong protests, but internal strife surfaces

    HONG KONG A week after students started occupying public spaces in three points in Hong Kong, some protest groups agreed Sunday to give up some of their ground, but hundreds of rank-and-file occupiers refused to comply. Protest leaders hoped occupiers...
  • Hong Kong protesters stay in streets, but schools reopen

    Student leaders urged Hong Kong democracy demonstrators to hold their ground Sunday night as preliminary negotiations ensued between protest leaders and government officials. Tension ebbed and flowed in the semiautonomous Chinese territory throughout the...
  • In Hong Kong, the revolution will be catered

    In Hong Kong, the revolution will be catered
    Protesters showing up for Hong Kong's "umbrella revolution" without the eponymous accessory to shield themselves from rain, sun and tear gas need not fear — they can grab one of the hundreds of brand-new models in every hue hanging from pedestrian...
  • More Hong Kong protesters pour into streets as police pull back

    After a night of tense confrontations with pro-democracy protesters in which the streets of Hong Kong were filled with tear gas, police abruptly reversed course Monday and adopted a much more relaxed stance that allowed even bigger crowds to pour into...
  • Hong Kong protesters begin pullback at chief executive's office

    Some Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters, many in tears, began leaving the Mong Kok area of the city late Sunday, pulling back from the scene of recent clashes with those who back the pro-Beijing government. Fearing a police crackdown may come within...
  • Hong Kong police: 'We have exercised maximum tolerance'

    Hong Kong police: 'We have exercised maximum tolerance'
    After stealing a short nap in a police van, the veteran officer was back on the streets early Sunday morning to kick off what would likely be his second consecutive 17-hour shift. Eyes puffy with fatigue, he kept his distance from the swarm of pro-...
  • Rival protesters face off in gritty Hong Kong

    Rival protesters face off in gritty Hong Kong
    More than a thousand rival protesters, some wearing helmets, faced off in a densely populated, gritty district of Hong Kong on Saturday, fuelling concerns that the Chinese-controlled city's worst unrest in decades could take a more violent turn. After...