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  • Marchers gather around U.S. in second night of protests over chokehold death

    Marchers gather around U.S. in second night of protests over chokehold death
    People swarmed the streets of New York and other cities for a second night to protest a grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer in the death of an unarmed black man. The wave of protests began after no charges were brought against...
  • Protests, vigils follow shooting near Ferguson

    Protests, vigils follow shooting near Ferguson
    Protests flared into early Thursday in the St. Louis suburb where a white police officer fatally shot a black man who brandished a gun at a gas station on Tuesday night. A group of protesters marched onto Interstate 170 in the city of Berkeley, ...
  • Two New Mexico cops charged with murder in shooting of homeless camper

    Two New Mexico cops charged with murder in shooting of homeless camper
    Two Albuquerque police officers were charged with murder Monday in the shooting death of a knife-wielding homeless man that led to violent protests and brought new scrutiny to the police department amid a federal investigation.  The decision to bring...
  • MLK parade-goers in Orlando reflect on King's impact

    MLK parade-goers in Orlando reflect on King's impact
    Jeff Townsend's simple black T-shirt said it all. The words "I can't breathe" – the last phrase 43-year-old Eric Garner muttered before dying at the hands of New York Police Department on July 17 – written on the back. On the front was a...
  • King's message of civil disobedience resonates among protesters

    King's message of civil disobedience resonates among protesters
    When he first heard that a white police officer had fatally shot a young black man near St. Louis last summer, the Rev. Jamal Bryant got a sick feeling in his stomach. Then a friend sent video. "Seeing Michael Brown's body on the ground, covered in...
  • Still seeking equality, 50 years after the Civil Rights Act

    Still seeking equality, 50 years after the Civil Rights Act
    To grow up in Atlanta is to be always aware of Martin Luther King Jr. and how his story intertwines with your own fate. I was born in 1978 less than a mile from the Atlanta house where King grew up. As a schoolchild, I visited Auburn Avenue —...
  • Photographer shot at anti-Charlie Hebdo protest in Pakistan

    Photographer shot at anti-Charlie Hebdo protest in Pakistan
    A rally by Pakistani students against a French satirical weekly's latest publication of a Prophet Muhammad cartoon turned violent on Friday, with police firing warning shots and water cannons to disperse the demonstration. A photographer with the Agence...
  • John Kass: WWII vet's death a textbook case of excessive force, but no hashtag for him

    John Wrana, the 95-year-old World War II veteran killed by police, wasn't killed for selling illegal "loosie" cigarettes on the streets of New York. And he wasn't killed by an officer on the street in a small town outside St. Louis, just after...
  • Former American Front leader: 'I am a racialist'

    Former American Front leader: 'I am a racialist'
    Marcus Faella first shaved his head in the early 1990s. Then 18, Faella and his buddies would pack into their cars and travel to punk-rock concerts and clubs. Usually thrown out after slam-dancing in front of the stage, Faella said that's where skinheads...
  • WWII vet's death a textbook case of excessive force, but no hashtag for him

    WWII vet's death a textbook case of excessive force, but no hashtag for him
    John Wrana, the 95-year-old World War II veteran killed by police, wasn't killed for selling illegal "loosie" cigarettes on the streets of New York. And he wasn't killed by an officer on the street in a small town outside St. Louis, just after wrestling...
  • Hong Kong police to remove protesters from streets after court order

    Hong Kong police to remove protesters from streets after court order
    Setting up what looked to be a final showdown between Hong Kong government authorities and the pro-democracy protesters who have occupied streets for nearly 10 weeks, a court has issued an order allowing for the removal of barricades from areas near...