Political and civil unrest

July 12, 2018 - 2:25 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The nation's burgeoning pension crisis has spurred thousands of workers and retirees to rally in Ohio's capital. Unionized coal and steel miners, teamsters, bakers, tobacco workers and others have come from as far as Utah and Alabama Thursday, filling the Ohio Statehouse steps...
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FILE - This Thursday, July 5, 2018 file photo provided by Nabaa Media, a Syrian opposition media outlet, shows smoke rising over buildings that were hit by Syrian government forces bombardment, in Daraa province, southern Syria. Syrian activists and state media said Thursday, July 12, 2018 that the rebels have agreed to surrender Daraa, the first city to revolt against President Bashar Assad with Arab Spring-inspired protests seven years ago, to government forces. (Nabaa Media via AP, File)
July 12, 2018 - 1:01 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — For the first time in more than seven years, the Syrian government raised its flag Thursday over Daraa, the first city to revolt against President Bashar Assad in 2011 and plunge the country into its calamitous civil war. The display is laden with symbolism as the government moves to...
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July 09, 2018 - 6:27 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Officials say two protesters were arrested and two federal officers suffered minor injuries in a flare up at the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement headquarters in Portland. Protesters have been stationed near the facility for weeks, seeking to end the Trump...
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FILE - In this July 5, 2018, file photo, three of the four Roman Catholic priests are visible in the front row at lower left as President Donald Trump arrives to speak during a rally at the Four Seasons Arena at Montana ExpoPark in Great Falls, Mont. A Roman Catholic bishop in Montana criticized four priests who attended Trump's rally in Great Falls last week for wearing their black clerical garb while prominently seated in the front row directly behind the president. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
July 09, 2018 - 2:39 pm
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Roman Catholic bishop in Montana has criticized four priests who attended President Donald Trump's rally in Great Falls last week for wearing their black clerical garb while prominently seated in the front row directly behind the president. The priests could be seen in the...
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July 08, 2018 - 11:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A teenager has been accused of smashing the front window and iconic neon sign at New York's Stonewall Inn, a landmark in the fight for gay rights. Police say the 19-year-old was upset he had been thrown out of the historic gay bar and destroyed the window with a baseball bat early...
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People loot a Delimart store that was burned during two days of protests against a planned hike in fuel prices in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Sunday, July 8, 2018. Government officials had agreed to reduce subsidies for fuel as part of an assistance package with the International Monetary Fund, but the government suspended the fuel hike after widespread violence broke out. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)
July 08, 2018 - 9:37 pm
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Looters pillaged burned and vandalized shops in Haiti's capital Sunday following two days of violent protests over the government's attempt to raise fuel prices. Journalists saw young men stripping shelves bare in some supermarkets that were charred from the protests...
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A police officer walks through the parking lot of the Delimart supermarket complex, where vehicles sit charred and looted merchandise lies scattered after two days of protests against a planned hike in fuel prices in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Sunday, July 8, 2018. Government officials had agreed to reduce subsidies for fuel as part of an assistance package with the International Monetary Fund, but the government suspended the fuel hike after widespread violence broke out. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)
July 08, 2018 - 5:40 pm
Volunteer groups from several U.S. states were stranded in Haiti Sunday after violent protests over fuel prices canceled flights and made roads unsafe. Church groups in South Carolina, Florida, Georgia and Alabama are among those that haven't been able to leave, according to newspaper and...
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In this Nov. 16, 2011, file photo, dozens of Kuwaitis briefly storm Kuwait's parliament building as hundreds of others protested outside in Kuwait City, Kuwait. Kuwait's highest court on Sunday ordered an opposition leader and several lawmakers imprisoned for 3½ years over the 2011 storming of parliament during the country's Arab Spring protests. (AP Photo/Nasser Waggi, File)
July 08, 2018 - 7:27 am
KUWAIT CITY (AP) — Kuwait's highest court on Sunday ordered an opposition leader and two lawmakers imprisoned for 3 ½ years over the 2011 storming of parliament amid that year's Arab Spring protests, in a case involving nearly 70 politicians, activists and others. Over a dozen people received...
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Lavonne Green, left, yells "Hallelujah! Hallelujah!" as protestors walk on the Dan Ryan Expressway, Saturday, July 7, 2018, in Chicago. The protesters shut down the expressway to draw attention to the city's gun violence and pressure public officials to do more to help neighborhoods hardest hit by it.(AP Photo/Annie Rice)
July 08, 2018 - 5:38 am
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on an anti-violence protest on a Chicago interstate (all times local): 3:30 p.m. The leader of an anti-violence march that shut down a Chicago freeway says "the people won today." Thousands of people marched a roughly 1.5-mile (2.4-kilometer) stretch of Interstate 94 to...
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A masked protester walks, past a barricade in the middle of the street during a protest over the cost of fuel in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Saturday, July 7, 2018. Major protests erupted Friday in Haiti as the government announced a sharp increase in gasoline prices. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)
July 07, 2018 - 2:56 pm
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The Haitian government suspended a fuel price hike Saturday after widespread violence broke out across the capital and in the northern city of Cap-Haitien. Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant had originally said the country needed to raise prices to balance the budget and...
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