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Activists, Lawmakers Of Color Denounce Hard-Line GOP Immigration Bill

Activists, Lawmakers Of Color Denounce Hard-Line GOP Immigration BillA coalition of immigrant rights activists, policy experts and faith leaders



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Celebrities, activists, and Barr react to 'Roseanne' news

Celebrities, activists, and Barr react to 'Roseanne' newsReaction to ABC's cancellation of its hit reboot of "Roseanne" after star Roseanne Barr's racist tweet that referred to former Barack Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett as a product of the Muslim Brotherhood and the "Planet of the Apes":



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Gun control on the ballot as activists seek reform through state initiatives

Gun control on the ballot as activists seek reform through state initiativesSome states will present ballot initiatives on gun law reform in November. Three months after 17 people were killed and 17 injured at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school in Parkland, Florida, leading to a national push for reform led by student survivors, the debate has shifted, from Capitol Hill to states across the country. As November’s midterm elections approach, advocates of stricter gun laws hope to place the issue directly into the hands of voters.



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Russian opposition leader and activists held before Putin inauguration

Russian opposition leader and activists held before Putin inaugurationBy Andrew Osborn and Katya Golubkova MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny and around 1,600 anti-Kremlin activists were detained by police on Saturday during street protests against Vladimir Putin ahead of his inauguration for a fourth term as president. Navalny had called for demonstrations in more than 90 towns and cities across Russia against what he says is Putin’s autocratic, tsar-like rule. “They said that this city belongs to Putin.



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Activists, workers mark May Day with protests

Activists, workers mark May Day with protestsInternational Workers’ Day on May 1 is a public holiday in many countries, though some governments have clamped down on rallies and protests. Anti-capitalist protesters torched a McDonald’s restaurant and clashed with police in Paris on the fringes of a May Day rally in Paris. Shouting slogans such as “Rise up, Paris” and “Everyone hates the police”, over 1,000 youths with black jackets and face masks joined the traditional union-led demonstration for worker’s rights.



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Waffle House Doubles Down On Chikesia Clemons Arrest As Activists Call For Boycott

Waffle House Doubles Down On Chikesia Clemons Arrest As Activists Call For BoycottActivists protested at Waffle House's Atlanta headquarters on Monday,



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Photos: Antiwar activists and Syrians protest U.S.-led airstrikes against Syria

Photos: Antiwar activists and Syrians protest U.S.-led airstrikes against SyriaAntiwar activists and Syrians worldwide demonstrated against the joint U.S., British and French airstrikes launched in Syria Saturday. The missile attack was in response to a suspected chemical attack on civilians by Syrian President Bashar Assad's government. (AP)



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Gun rights activists rally at state capitols nationwide

Gun rights activists rally at state capitols nationwidePro-gun supporters wrapped in flags and carrying guns rallied at statehouses across the U.S.



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'I won't be a Gabby Giffords': Congressman pulls out loaded pistol in front of gun control activists

'I won't be a Gabby Giffords': Congressman pulls out loaded pistol in front of gun control activistsA US congressman said he pulled out a loaded Smith & Wesson pistol during a meeting with gun control activists on Friday in a bid to prove that firearms were not responsible for violence. House Republican Ralph Norman of South Carolina told The Post and Courier newspaper that he drew the handgun and placed it on a table while at a "Coffee With Your Congressman" event at a diner, in an attempt to convey that guns are only dangerous if in the wrong hands. "I’m not going to be a Gabby Giffords," said Norman, 64, referring to the former congresswoman from Arizona who was shot in the head during a meet-and-greet outside a grocery store in 2011. Giffords was gravely wounded in that attack. She survived and became a prominent gun safety advocate. Both Giffords and her husband, retired Nasa astronaut Mark Kelly, are longtime gun owners. "Americans are increasingly faced with a stark choice: leaders like Gabby, who work hard together to find solutions to problems, or extremists like the NRA and Congressman Norman, who rely on intimidation tactics and perpetuating fear," Kelly said in a statement. Gabby Giffords, of Arizona, who survived an assassination attempt in 2011 Credit: AP "If we want to protect our kids and communities, Congress must get serious about passing safer gun laws. For our kids’ sake, let’s show our leaders we expect them to behave more like Gabby and less like Congressman Norman." The paper said Norman also claimed: "I don’t mind dying… But whoever shoots me better shoot well or I’m shooting back." Norman’s indelicate reference to Giffords appeared to suggest that her debilitating injury was in some way due to her not being adequately armed. The congressman later issued a statement saying he is a concealed carry permit holder and regularly brings his gun with him when in public. "Mental health, and more importantly, a lack of morality is the driving force behind this epidemic. Guns are not the problem," he said, adding that he had responded appropriately to questions by "a group of organised anti-gun activists." America's arsenal – different kinds of registered guns in the US The incident came as Americans debate the prospect of Congress passing new gun safety laws in the wake of several mass shootings, including a February massacre at a Florida high school that left 17 people dead. Last year during his unsuccessful US Senate campaign, former judge Roy Moore of Alabama drew a pistol from his pocket while on stage at a rally as a way to show the Republican candidate’s commitment to the constitutional right to bear arms.



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Meet the Parkland educator who taught many student activists

Meet the Parkland educator who taught many student activistsJeff Foster teaches AP Government at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, influencing the voices of the students now leading the conversation on gun control.



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