Boycotts

FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2019, file photo, Mark Harris, Republican candidate in North Carolina's 9th Congressional race, prepares to testify during the fourth day of a public evidentiary hearing on the 9th Congressional District voting irregularities investigation at the North Carolina State Bar in Raleigh, N.C. North Carolina’s elections board is expected to decide Monday, March 4 when to hold new party primaries and the general election for the 9th congressional district, where a seat still remains vacant after November’s result was tainted by ballot fraud concerns. Democrat Dan McCready is running again in the new election. Harris will not. (Travis Long/The News & Observer via AP, Pool, File)
March 14, 2019 - 3:29 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The sponsor of a North Carolina law limiting LGBT rights that led businesses, entertainers and others to boycott the state is running for Congress. State Sen. Dan Bishop of Charlotte filed on Thursday to run in the 9th Congressional District re-do election. He faces at least...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018 file photo, men work on the construction site of the Ras Abu Aboud stadium, backdropped by the city skyline in Doha, Qatar. A FIFA feasibility study concluded the 2022 World Cup can expand to 48 teams by using at least one of Qatar's neighbors as an additional host, and found there is a low legal risk to changing the format and an additional $400 million in revenue could be generated The Associated Press obtained a copy of the 81-page report on Monday, March 11, 2019 that assesses the political, logistical and legal issues surrounding adding 16 teams _ a significant change to the format more than eight years after Qatar won the hosting rights. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda, File)
March 12, 2019 - 4:52 am
LONDON (AP) — Persian Gulf countries would have to lift boycotts of Qatar before being eligible to join hosting of the World Cup, FIFA determined in a feasibility study recommending its ruling council endorse expansion of the 2022 tournament to 48 teams despite the logistical and political...
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February 28, 2019 - 4:41 pm
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada's governor is asking for a face-to-face meeting with President Donald Trump to protest federal shipments of weapons-grade plutonium to the state and to argue against plans for a national nuclear waste repository. Gov. Steve Sisolak points in a Wednesday letter to a...
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In this February 2009 photo released by Li Nanyang, Communist Party veteran Li Rui, left, chats with his daughter Li Nanyang at their home in Beijing. Li Nanyang boycotted her father's funeral Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, calling it an improper tribute to a man who once worked for Mao Zedong but later became a fierce critic of the regime. (Li Nanyang via AP)
February 21, 2019 - 12:10 am
BEIJING (AP) — The daughter of a Chinese Communist Party veteran boycotted his funeral Wednesday, calling it an improper tribute to a man who once worked for Mao Zedong but later became a fierce critic of the regime. Li Rui's memorial was held at the Babaoshan Revolutionary Cemetery, where many...
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Spike Lee poses for a portrait at the 91st Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on Monday, Feb. 4, 2019, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
February 08, 2019 - 1:06 pm
MILAN (AP) — Director Spike Lee said Friday he will no longer wear Gucci or Prada until the brands hire some black designers following a pair of blackface fashion fails from the major Italian fashion houses. Lee said on Instagram that "It's Obvious To Da Peoples That They Don't Have A Clue When It...
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February 08, 2019 - 5:29 am
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Senegal's former President Abdoulaye Wade has called for a boycott of the West African nation's Feb. 24 elections, accusing the current president of locking down the vote. Wade returned to Dakar Thursday as hundreds greeted him at the airport, cheering and wearing T-shirts...
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February 03, 2019 - 4:36 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli government released a report Sunday claiming to reveal close links between the Palestinian-led boycott movement against Israel and militant groups. Israel's Strategic Affairs Ministry, which leads the country's efforts against the boycott movement, said it uncovered...
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In this Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, photo, Israeli Singer Netta Barzilai, who won the 2018 Eurovision song contest, poses for a photo during an interview with the Associated Press in Tel Aviv, Israel. Barzilai is releasing a new single that reflects the highs and lows in the year since her shock victory shook up her life. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)
February 01, 2019 - 3:58 am
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israeli pop star Netta Barzilai, winner of last year's Eurovision song contest, released a new single Friday which she says reflects the highs and lows in the year since her shock victory shook up her life. Barzilai, 26, spoke to The Associated Press ahead of the release of...
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January 30, 2019 - 2:30 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Amnesty International on Wednesday urged online travel sites to ban listings from Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank. The London-based rights group's report, titled "Destination: Occupation," said rental sites Airbnb, Booking.com, Expedia and TripAdvisor are driving...
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FILE-In this Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019 file photo, New Orleans Saints wide receiver Tommylee Lewis (11) works for a catch against Los Angeles Rams defensive back Nickell Robey-Coleman (23) during the second half the NFL football NFC championship game, in New Orleans. The Rams won 26-23. New Orleans Saints fans have found some pretty creative ways to express their displeasure over the infamous “no call” during last weekend’s Saints-Rams championship game. But their newest tactic may make the loudest statement - a Super Bowl boycott. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
January 25, 2019 - 12:00 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A New Orleans bakery is turning out thousands of cookies with a picture of a referee with a circle and slash mark across it in red icing. The owner of a locksmith shop has hung posters and signs taking aim at NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, and some residents have hung posters of...
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