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  • Pitching tents, Hong Kong democracy protesters dig in for long haul

    Hundreds of student activists camped overnight in major protest sites in Hong Kong as the democracy movement showed signs of regathering momentum after the government called off talks with its leaders to defuse unrest in the global financial hub. The...
  • Yemen bombings kill nearly 70; Al Qaeda suspected

    Yemen bombings kill nearly 70; Al Qaeda suspected
    Two suicide bombers spearheaded attacks in Yemen on Thursday that left nearly 70 people dead, including 19 soldiers, as factional violence continued to batter the weakened government. The deadliest of the two attacks targeted a gathering of Shiite...
  • China, trust the people

    China, trust the people
    In China, there are strikes and protests every day. Some are labor disputes, others target unfair land deals or pollution, but nearly all are broken up or resolved quickly and quietly. They don't spread. There's no media scrutiny. It's almost as if they...
  • 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...
  • Hong Kong democracy movement feels Beijing's pressure

    Hong Kong democracy movement feels Beijing's pressure
    Hours after mainland Chinese officials announced new rules ensuring that only handpicked candidates could run for Hong Kong’s top leadership position in 2017, local democracy activist Benny Tai Yiu-ting declared a new "era of civil disobedience."...
  • Poll shows unwavering support for medical marijuana

    Poll shows unwavering support for medical marijuana
    Florida's attempt to become the 24th state to completely legalize medical marijuana is beginning to look inevitable – with a new poll showing support from 88 percent of likely voters. The level of support is the same as Quinnipiac University...
  • In Pakistan, some antigovernment protesters just want to go home

    In Pakistan, some antigovernment protesters just want to go home
    A month ago, Shabbir Ahmed was excited when he and 20 coworkers were ordered by their boss to join antigovernment demonstrations in the heart of this capital. The 25-year-old laborer from the eastern metropolis of Lahore had never been to Islamabad...
  • Kashkari and Donnelly offer 2 paths for California Republican Party

    Kashkari and Donnelly offer 2 paths for California Republican Party
    This may be the most ho-hum statewide election ever held in California. But there couldn't be more at stake for ailing Republicans. They're teetering on life or death. Does the state GOP begin the lengthy road back to recovery? Or does it fall into...
  • 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...
  • Mayo: All Aboard, Florida? Not really; train gets more foes

    Another day, another opposition group to the All Aboard Florida rail project? I've been writing about some of the organized groups that have formed to thwart the Miami-to-Orlando train service planned for the FEC rail tracks that runs along the dense...
  • Mayo: All Aboard tries to set me on right track

    Here's the column I wrote for today's Palm Beach edition, about my recent sitdown with All Aboard Florida officials who are fighting growing organized opposition, along with what they say are unfounded fears and misconceptions: The folks from All Aboard...