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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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Saudi Arabia expels Canadian ambassador after criticism of arrest of women’s rights activists

Saudi Arabia expels Canadian ambassador after criticism of arrest of women’s rights activistsSaudi Arabia has given the Canadian ambassador to the kingdom 24 hours to leave after Ottawa criticised the arrest of women’s rights activists in the ultra-conservative country. The Saudi foreign ministry also said it was freezing “all new business” between the two states and had withdrawn its own ambassador. “Any other attempt to interfere with our internal affairs from Canada means that we are allowed to interfere in Canada’s internal affairs,” it declared in an extraordinary statement on Sunday night.



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‘We Are Not A Number’: Black Activists Protest At Progressive Convention

‘We Are Not A Number’: Black Activists Protest At Progressive ConventionNEW ORLEANS ― A group of black activists took the stage at the Netroots Nation



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