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Booker urges activists, leaders to heed social justice call

Booker urges activists, leaders to heed social justice callIOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — On his first trip to Iowa as a presidential candidate, New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker urged Democratic activists and black leaders on Friday to heed his call for social justice and apply it to the fight for universal health care coverage and a fair criminal justice system.



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U.S. activists helped migrants in Mexico during border clash

U.S. activists helped migrants in Mexico during border clashMEXICO CITY/TIJUANA (Reuters) – A group of U.S. activists opposed to President Donald Trump’s immigration policies helped migrants in Mexico during a clash with U.S. agents at the border on New Year’s Eve, and dispute their government’s account of the events. Late on Monday, about 150 migrants gathered at the border in Tijuana to try to enter the United States, according to the U.S. activists and a Reuters witness.



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U.S. arrests faith leaders, activists at border

U.S. arrests faith leaders, activists at borderKneeling in front of riot police, 32 religious leaders and activists were arrested at the U.S. border fence in San Diego on Monday during a protest to support the Central American migrant caravan. Yahaira Jacquez reports.



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U.S. arrests religious leaders, activists at border protest

U.S. arrests religious leaders, activists at border protestMore than 400 demonstrators, many leaders of churches, mosques, synagogues and indigenous communities, sought a halt to detention and deportation of migrants and for the United States to welcome the caravan that arrived in Tijuana, Mexico in November. Singing and praying, religious leaders moved forward in lines of four to six, some wearing T-shirts reading, “Love Knows No Borders.” They were handcuffed and led away by federal agents upon entering a restricted area in front of the fence. “As a Quaker who believes in our shared humanity…We’re calling on the U.S. to respect the rights of migrants,” said Joyce Ajlouny, general secretary of the American Friends Service Committee, which has run a week of actions to back migrants.



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Activists, Politicians React With Horror At Border Scenes Of Tear-Gassed Children

Activists, Politicians React With Horror At Border Scenes Of Tear-Gassed ChildrenActivists, Democratic politicians and others watching the news Sunday reacted



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Saudi Arabia Allegedly Tortured Women's Rights Activists Before Khashoggi Murder

Saudi Arabia Allegedly Tortured Women's Rights Activists Before Khashoggi MurderIn the wake of the brutal torture and murder of Saudi journalist Jamal



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Activists Blast White House Plan To Eradicate Transgender From Gender Definition

Activists Blast White House Plan To Eradicate Transgender From Gender DefinitionCivil rights organizations and members of the LGBTQ community are stunned and



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The Latest: Former governor compares activists with Nazis

The Latest: Former governor compares activists with NazisCHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the toppling of a Confederate statue at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (all times local):



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Heather Heyer Remembered By Lawmakers, Activists On Charlottesville Anniversary

Heather Heyer Remembered By Lawmakers, Activists On Charlottesville AnniversaryPoliticians and activists shared tributes to Heather Heyer on Sunday, honoring



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Saudi Arabia Expels Canadian Envoy After Calls to Free Detained Human Rights Activists

Saudi Arabia Expels Canadian Envoy After Calls to Free Detained Human Rights ActivistsThe Canadian government urged Saudi authorities to release detained activists



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