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Bolivia: Protesters cut off mayor’s hair, cover her in red paint and drag her through the streets

Bolivia: Protesters cut off mayor’s hair, cover her in red paint and drag her through the streetsAnti-government protesters have reportedly attacked a mayor from a small Bolivian town, covering her in red paint and cutting her hair.Patricia Arce, a member of the ruling Mas party, was dragged barefoot through the streets by demonstrators before being taken away by the police.



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Anger over Las Vegas ban on sleeping in streets

Anger over Las Vegas ban on sleeping in streetsFaced with a growing number of homeless people, Las Vegas has passed a controversial law that bans sleeping on the street and imposes punishments of a $ 1,000 fine and six months in prison. Sleeping on the streets of the gambling hub will only be illegal in downtown Las Vegas and residential areas — not the famous casino “Strip,” which comes under a different jurisdiction. It will not apply when homeless shelters are full.



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The Latest: Las Vegas makes sleeping on the streets illegal

The Latest: Las Vegas makes sleeping on the streets illegalDespite protests about a war on the poor, Las Vegas officials passed a law Wednesday making it illegal to sleep on the streets when beds are available at established shelters. The measure framed as a ban on camping downtown makes Las Vegas the latest city in the U.S. West to take steps to try to deal with complaints about homelessness. Amid protests that they would criminalize being homeless, Las Vegas elected officials are poised to make it a misdemeanor for people to sleep or camp in public areas when beds are available at established shelters.



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As Trump investigation circles back to Ukraine and Manafort, another whistleblower walks the streets, famous but out of a job

As Trump investigation circles back to Ukraine and Manafort, another whistleblower walks the streets, famous but out of a jobSerhiy Leshchenko kicked off the probe that put Trump's campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, in jail. Now, as Ukraine becomes even more central to the impeachment investigation, Leshchenko has been vindicated — but is still a target of Rudy Giuliani.



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Silent streets, Jews on edge in German city after shooting

Silent streets, Jews on edge in German city after shootingSilence gripped the abandoned streets of the eastern German city of Halle Wednesday as elite anti-terror forces carried out a manhunt after a deadly shooting at a synagogue and a Turkish restaurant. “We are carrying out an intensive search and ask the public to stay at home,” the Halle police force tweeted. Normally busy city streets were closed to traffic, with the only vehicles circulating police cruisers and ambulances with flashing lights.



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Mayor in Mexico tied to a truck and dragged through streets for ‘failing to fulfill campaign promises’

Mayor in Mexico tied to a truck and dragged through streets for ‘failing to fulfill campaign promises’Angry farmers in Mexico abducted the mayor of their village and dragged him through the streets after claiming he went back on key campaign promises.Police intervened to free Jorge Luis Escandón Hernández, who suffered no major injuries after the ordeal.



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UPDATE 4-Hundreds return to Hong Kong streets as metro, shops shut after violence

UPDATE 4-Hundreds return to Hong Kong streets as metro, shops shut after violenceHong Kong’s metro system stayed shut on Saturday, paralysing transport in the Asian financial hub, and malls and shops closed early after a night of chaos in which police shot a teenage boy and protesters torched businesses and metro stations. Friday’s protests across the Chinese-ruled city erupted hours after its embattled leader, Carrie Lam, invoked colonial-era emergency powers for the first time in more than 50 years to ban the face masks demonstrators use to hide their identities.



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San Francisco residents are putting boulders on the streets to stop homeless people from sleeping there

San Francisco residents are putting boulders on the streets to stop homeless people from sleeping thereAs San Francisco officials clamber to find a solution to the city’s escalating homelessness crisis, locals have taken some extreme measures to block homeless encampments on their streets.



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Tens of Thousands of Protesters Take to the Streets in Hong Kong in Defiance of a Police Ban

Tens of Thousands of Protesters Take to the Streets in Hong Kong in Defiance of a Police BanTheir defiance comes after a dramatic 48 hours in which police arrested high-profile activists and pro-democracy lawmakers



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Kashmir's streets silent as people's despair and rage grow

Kashmir's streets silent as people's despair and rage growAn unusual silence cloaks the center of the city. Its streets, once teeming with traffic, are dotted with spools of concertina wire, blocking movement. The population has been forced indoors while thousands of Indian soldiers in camouflage are on patrol, carrying guns at their waists.



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