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  • Hundreds of thousands take to streets in Brazil to demand president's impeachment

    Hundreds of thousands take to streets in Brazil to demand president's impeachment
    Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff faced the biggest challenge yet of her young and turbulent second term, as hundreds of thousands of protesters took to streets in more than 150 cities to demand her impeachment and an end to corruption. The Sunday...
  • In Ferguson, a night of political theater, protest and peace

    In Ferguson, a night of political theater, protest and peace
    Facing off across the very spot where two St. Louis-area police officers were wounded by gunfire less than 24 hours earlier, police and protesters engaged in a long evening of stare-downs and posturing late Thursday. A line of police officers stood next...
  • Egypt seeks to bolster economy after four years of turmoil

    Egypt seeks to bolster economy after four years of turmoil
    Egypt on Friday opened an international investors’ conference that it hopes will drum up billions of dollars in business and help revive an economy that has been in dire straits for the last four years of political turmoil. Heavy security...
  • Activists' disruption of skid row tour was legal, court rules

    Activists' disruption of skid row tour was legal, court rules
    Los Angeles police erred in 2011 when they arrested a homeless activist and threatened criminal sanctions against others for holding a noisy protest on skid row, a federal appeals court decided Tuesday. A three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit...
  • Bangladesh's long political crisis: Deaths and a stilted economy

    Bangladesh's long political crisis: Deaths and a stilted economy
    Two months into a bloody standoff in Bangladesh that has left at least 118 people dead, the violence has eased but the political crisis continues to deepen. After weeks of deadly arson attacks by anti-government protesters enforcing a crippling...
  • Could a Selma-like protest happen today? Probably not

    Could a Selma-like protest happen today? Probably not
    To mark the 50th anniversary of the Selma marches of 1965, we will replay the inspirational words of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., recount the courage of the marchers in the face of police brutality and recall the shock to the conscience that led to...
  • Venezuela to shrink US Embassy staff, require tourist visas

    Venezuela to shrink US Embassy staff, require tourist visas
    Venezuela will shrink the size of the U.S. Embassy staff, limit the activities of U.S. diplomats and require American citizens to apply for visas if they want to come bask on the beach. Speaking before a crowd that rallied to protest imperialism,...
  • Boris Nemtsov, prominent Putin critic, is gunned down in Moscow

    Boris Nemtsov, prominent Putin critic, is gunned down in Moscow
    Boris Y. Nemtsov, one of Russian President Vladimir Putin's fiercest critics, was shot dead in the shadow of St. Basil's Cathedral near Red Square early Saturday on the eve of a massive opposition march to show defiance on  Kremlin aggression against...
  • Clashes, tear gas after police kill boy at Venezuela protest

    Clashes, tear gas after police kill boy at Venezuela protest
    The killing of a 14-year-old boy by a policeman during an anti-government protest is raising already high tensions in Venezuela amid a crackdown on the opposition and crippling economic problems. Protesters hurling rocks clashed with police backed by...
  • District U46 considers changes to bullying, dating-violence, protest policies

    District U46 considers changes to bullying, dating-violence, protest policies
    The Elgin School District U46 is considering changes in its discipline and behavior code that would affect everything from political demonstrations to cyber-bullying to teen dating violence to keeping athletes from suffering concussions. U46 Staff...
  • Dissidents say as many as 200 arrested in Cuba

    Dissidents say as many as 200 arrested in Cuba
    Cuban dissidents say that more than 100 anti-government activists have been arrested and they were awaiting word Monday on how many have been released. Berta Soler, leaders of the group Ladies in White, said that 53 members of her group and 36 other...