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Valdosta Univ. cancels classes over flag counter-protest

VALDOSTA, Ga. (AP) -- Student demonstrators who walked on an American flag to protest racism have sparked a counter movement, prompting a south Georgia university to cancel classes Friday ahead of a rally expected to draw large crowds of flag support ...

Protests in Baltimore over death of black man

[caption id="attachment_40005" align="alignright" width="300"] Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake[/caption]BALTIMORE (UPI) -- At least 1,000 protesters in Baltimore took to the streets late Tuesday, to demonstrate against the death of Freddie Gray, whose ...

St. Louis city hall evacuated after several suspicious items found

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- One of three suspicious items that has forced the evacuation of St. Louis City Hall has been cleared, and bomb specialists are turning their attention to assessing two remaining cylinders. Maggie Crane, a spokeswoman for Mayor Franc ...

Sharpton group to fast over delayed Loretta Lynch confirmation

[caption id="attachment_35338" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]Five months after U.S. President Obama nominated U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch for the position of attorney general, she still hasn't been confirmed and a civil rights ...

Gyrocopter capitol landing a protest of campaign finance laws

TAMPA -- The Ruskin postal worker who landed a gyrocopter on the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday afternoon is not a terrorist, a colleague who was aware of his plan says. Rather, he's a patriot, said Mike Shanahan, who works with 61-year-o ...

Protesters inside Supreme Court to Face Harsher Charges

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Protesters who demonstrated inside the U.S. Supreme Court are facing the threat of a year in jail and stiff fines, a sign that prosecutors and the justices themselves are losing patience over the courtroom interruptions after the t ...

Some Blacks Feel Entitled to Disrupt Your Leisure Time

Jamika Scott was nervous when she woke up for brunch Sunday. She knew she might get yelled at. Someone might call police. Scott headed out anyway to participate in the Tacoma version of what's being called the "black brunch" movement. The 28-year-old ...

St. Louis to change rules for use of tear gas, pay legal costs for some agitators

ST. LOUIS -- Three police agencies have agreed as part of a federal lawsuit settlement with Ferguson protesters to restrict use of tear gas and other chemical agents on crowds. U.S. District Judge Carol Jackson, who issued a temporary restraining ord ...

Sweet Cakes discrimination hearing looks at bakery owners' side

[caption id="attachment_9498" align="alignright" width="300"] Aaron Klein[/caption]Aaron Klein didn't want to upset the lesbian couple, he said Tuesday, when he refused to make their wedding cake two years ago. But he believed he was "well within" hi ...

What would be enough for the Irish Queers?

The New York City St Patrick’s Day parade is taking a step toward progress by allowing an LGBT group to march openly for the first time in the parade’s 254-year history, but advocates across the city have voiced strong opposition that the inclusion o ...


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