Political activism

In this May 23, 2019, photo, Democratic presidential candidate and former U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro speaks with a supporter before rallying with McDonald's employees and other activists in Durham, N.C. Hispanics are poised to help shape the 2020 Democratic primary in unprecedented ways. They comprise almost 30% of the population in the state that votes third in presidential primaries, Nevada. And the nation’s two largest Latino states, California and Texas, are among the 14 “Super Tuesday” states voting 10 just days later. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
May 25, 2019 - 12:25 am
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — How to pronounce Beto O'Rourke's first name — "Is it BET-oh or BAY-toe?" — is debated nearly everywhere the 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful goes in Iowa. But Rich Salas doesn't hesitate. "BET-oh," the chief diversity officer at Des Moines University says correctly while...
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May 24, 2019 - 11:00 am
VALDOSTA, Ga. (AP) — A civil rights activist is clashing with a Georgia mayor over a proposal to rename a street for former President Barack Obama. The Valdosta Daily Times reports police escorted 80-year-old Rev. Floyd Rose from a Valdosta city council meeting Thursday after Mayor John Gayle said...
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Kenya gay and Lesbian activists and their supporters gather outside the Milimani Court in Nairobi, Kenya Friday, May 24, 2019. Kenya's High Court is due to rule Friday on whether laws that criminalise same sex relations are unconstitutional (AP Photo/Khalil Senosi)
May 24, 2019 - 10:55 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's High Court on Friday upheld sections of the penal code that criminalize same-sex relations, a disappointment for gay rights activists across Africa where dozens of countries have similar laws. The judges' unanimous ruling in the closely watched case was followed by...
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President Donald Trump arrives to speak at the National Association of REALTORS Legislative Meetings and Trade Expo, Friday, May 17, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
May 19, 2019 - 10:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump distanced himself from Alabama's restrictive new abortion law by laying out differing personal views even as he urged anti-abortion activists to stay united heading into the 2020 election. In a series of tweets about abortion, Trump did not state whether he...
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FILE - This Aug. 17, 2018, file photo provided by the Alexandria (Va.) Detention Center shows Maria Butina. Butina, who admitted being a secret agent for the Kremlin believed Russian officials would consider her notes and analysis to be “valuable” as she tried to infiltrate conservative U.S. political groups. (Alexandria Detention Center via AP, File)
May 19, 2019 - 1:14 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian gun rights activist serving a U.S. prison sentence for acting as an unregistered foreign agent has released a video asking for money to help pay her legal costs. Maria Butina was sentenced in April to 18 months after she admitted gathering intelligence on the National Rifle...
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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May with her husband Philip leave after a church service near her Maidenhead constituency, England, Sunday May 19, 2019. (Andrew Matthews/PA via AP)
May 19, 2019 - 10:17 am
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May plans a "bold offer" to Parliament to win support for her Brexit deal, urging lawmakers to look at her ideas with fresh eyes. Writing in The Sunday Times, May says her bill will come "with an improved package of measures that I believe can win new...
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A pro Nicolas Maduro supporter Adrienne Pine is arrested, during the eviction of Maduro's supporters from the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington, Thursday, May 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
May 16, 2019 - 6:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Four demonstrators who had staged a protest inside the Venezuelan Embassy for weeks were arrested Thursday, signaling a possible resolution to the extended standoff. Medea Benjamin, co-founder of Code Pink, told The Associated Press that police entered the embassy early in the...
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One of four activists staying inside the Venezuelan embassy in Washington talks to reporters on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Luis Alonso Lugo)
May 14, 2019 - 6:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Several activists ignored a trespassing warning and remained holed up in Venezuela's embassy in the United States on Tuesday, highlighting a dispute over who is the legitimate leader of the South American nation. The activists, who consider socialist Nicolás Maduro to be the...
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An activist who supports Venezuelan Nicolas Maduro stands by the window of the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington, Monday, May 13, 2019. U.S. authorities have served an eviction notice to activists who have stayed for more than a month inside the embassy and asked them to leave immediately. (AP Photo/Luis Alonso Lugo)
May 14, 2019 - 1:28 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Authorities served an eviction notice Monday to activists who have stayed for more than a month inside the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington and asked them to leave immediately. The activists have been inside the embassy because they consider Nicolas Maduro the legitimate president...
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May 12, 2019 - 2:41 pm
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina House budget includes $1.5 million for a 100-foot spire in Fayetteville to honor civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. The Fayetteville Observer reports Rep. Elmer Floyd persuaded his colleagues to amend the House budget at the last minute to...
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