Political movements

U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., third from left, and the Rev. Jesse Jackson march to cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge Sunday, March 3, 2019, during the Bloody Sunday commemoration in Selma, Ala. The infamous “Bloody Sunday” on March 7, 1965, galvanized support for the passage of the Voting Rights Act that year. (AP Photo/Julie Bennett)
March 04, 2019 - 12:42 am
SELMA, Ala. (AP) — Thunder rolling above Brown Chapel AME Church, Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker warned Sunday of a looming threat to American democracy and called for protecting the legacy of the civil rights movement with love and action. "It's time for us to defend the dream,"...
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February 24, 2019 - 5:52 am
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Hundreds of protesters have gathered in Algeria's capital for the second time this week to denounce ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's bid for a fifth term. Two days after major street demonstrations that took place across the country, police said some 800 protesters...
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A burning command car belonging to France's anti-terror 'Vigipirate' squad, dubbed 'Operation Sentinelle', is pictured during a demonstration as yellow vests protesters keep pressure on French President Emmanuel Macron's government, for the 13th straight weekend of demonstrations, in Paris, France, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)
February 09, 2019 - 9:38 am
PARIS (AP) — A French yellow vest protester's hand was ripped apart Saturday during violent clashes in Paris as demonstrators tried to storm the French National Assembly in a 13th consecutive week of unrest. Police said the injured protester lost four fingers as police swooped in to stop protesters...
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U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., poses for a photo with Alyssa Benson, of Mason City, Iowa, right, and her daughter Jersey, center, during a meet and greet with local residents at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, in Mason City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
February 08, 2019 - 3:34 pm
WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker took his campaign message of social justice to Iowa, where he visited with residents and black leaders Friday on his first trip as a Democratic presidential candidate to the early 2020 caucus state. Booker opened his first day of campaigning in Iowa...
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In this Feb. 7, 2019, photo, Senate Judiciary Committee member Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., arrives as the panel meets to vote on the nomination of William Barr to be attorney general, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Booker is taking his call for social justice to Iowa, where he plans to visit with black leaders this weekend on his first trip to the early 2020 caucus state as a Democratic presidential candidate. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
February 08, 2019 - 12:06 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on Sen. Cory Booker's first presidential campaign visit to Iowa (all times local): 1 p.m. New Jersey Democratic Sen. Cory Booker is stressing a theme of social justice on the first visit of his presidential campaign to Iowa. Booker's first stop Friday was to a...
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FILE - In this Feb.4, 2019 file photo, French President Emmanuel Macron speaks during a meeting with mayors and local association members as part of the "national debate", in Evry-Courcouronnes, south of Paris. Macron is clawing back support as the French leader tries to quell yellow vest protest anger by putting himself at the forefront of a national political debate. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
February 06, 2019 - 8:20 am
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron appears to be clawing back support as he tries to quell the yellow vest protest movement with a national political debate. Recent polls by Ifop, BVA and Harris Interactive institutes show a gain in Macron's approval ratings from 23 to 31 percent in...
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A Venezuelan youth pauses from searching through a trash bin in La Parada, on the outskirts of Cucuta, Colombia, on the border with Venezuela, Monday, Feb. 4, 2019. Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido is moving ahead with plans to try to bring in humanitarian aid through the Colombian border city of Cucuta, where the U.S. government will transport and store food and medical supplies destined for Venezuela. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
February 05, 2019 - 3:55 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's opposition-dominated congress on Tuesday said it will hold new elections as soon as possible within a year — once embattled President Nicolas Maduro is ousted from power. Meanwhile, Venezuela's socialist party boss, Diosdado Cabello, threatened to hold early...
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President and CEO of PBS Paula Kerger speaks during the PBS Executive Session at the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour at The Langham Huntington on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, in Pasadena, Calif. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)
February 02, 2019 - 4:39 pm
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — A roundup of news from the Television Critics Association winter meeting, at which TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs. ____ NO RELAXING PBS chief executive Paula Kerger isn't taking her funding for granted just because Democrats...
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Executive Producer Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr. participates in the 'Reconstruction: America After Civil War' panel during the PBS presentation at the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour at The Langham Huntington on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, in Pasadena, Calif. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)
February 02, 2019 - 2:54 pm
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Historian Henry Louis Gates can trace the roots of his upcoming PBS documentary about the Reconstruction to his days in school, when he'd hear about the end of slavery during the Civil War, then virtually nothing about race relations until the civil rights movement in the...
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Miranda Gov. Hector Rodriguez speaks during an interview at his office in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019. Rodriguez says that for too long Hugo Chavez’s political movement - known as "Chavismo" - has neglected the middle class, alienated moderate opponents and failed to efficiently manage the oil-dependent economy. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
February 01, 2019 - 1:38 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Amid the political turmoil roiling Venezuela it's easy to overlook this milestone: the 20th anniversary on Saturday of Hugo Chavez's Bolivarian revolution. On Feb. 2, 1999, Chavez took office with a fiery anti-imperialist rhetoric that would inspire leaders across Latin...
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