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Stories with subject: Political movements
  • The Latest: Le Havre citizens not worried about lack of fuel story has photos
    Updated: May-25-16 4:30 pm

    PARIS - The Latest on France's strikes and protests against the government's labor reforms (all times local):

  • Diversity remains a challenging topic in some classrooms 
    Updated: May-25-16 2:02 am

    CASPER, Wyoming - Fifteen hundred miles from the Deep South, in a central Wyoming middle school, a Confederate flag and a racial slur were scrawled on a bathroom wall.

  • Attorney general: Civil rights key to suit against LGBT law 
    Updated: May-24-16 10:32 pm

    FAYETTEVILLE, North Carolina - Civil rights laws exist for anyone victimized because of a physical characteristic they can't control, and that's why the U.S. Justice Department challenged a North Carolina law that blocks some legal protections for LGBT citizens, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Tuesday.

  • The Latest: Lynch civil rights key to suit against NC law 
    Updated: May-24-16 5:15 pm

    FAYETTEVILLE, North Carolina - The Latest on U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch's visit to highlight her agency's recommendations to the Fayetteville Police Department and the reforms officers have implemented (all times local):

  • Protest anniversary shows splintered anti-abortion movement story has photos
    Updated: May-21-16 11:50 am

    WICHITA, Kansas - Thousands of anti-abortion activists gathered in Wichita in 1991 for the Summer of Mercy, sparking tumultuous mass protests that led to nearly 2,700 arrests outside local clinics and crowning the anti-abortion group Operation Rescue as the symbol of the movement.

  • China's state media make rare remarks on Cultural Revolution story has photos
    Updated: May-17-16 2:31 am

    BEIJING - China's official media reaffirmed on Tuesday the Communist Party's longstanding judgment that the Cultural Revolution was a catastrophic mistake after staying silent on Monday's 50th anniversary of the start of the decade-long upheaval.

  • Nostalgia for Mao 50 years after China's Cultural Revolution story has photos
    Updated: May-15-16 11:01 pm

    LUOYANG, China - Fifty years after Mao Zedong unleashed the decade-long Cultural Revolution to reassert his authority and revive his radical communist agenda, the spirit of modern China's founder still exerts a powerful pull.

  • US monument status won't guarantee Stonewall Inn's future story has photos
    Updated: May-15-16 7:42 pm

    NEW YORK - The area surrounding the Stonewall Inn is poised to become the first national monument dedicated to gay rights, but that doesn't necessarily mean the property will always be a bar.

  • Historic black fraternity forms New Mexico undergrad chapter 
    Updated: May-05-16 5:54 am

    ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - A historically black fraternity is expanding in New Mexico, joining other black fraternities and sororities that have formed in the state in recent years.

  • Obama to name Stonewall 1st national monument for gay rights 
    Updated: May-04-16 9:16 am

    WASHINGTON - New York's iconic Stonewall Inn, where the modern gay rights movement took root, will become the first national monument honoring the history of gays and lesbians in the U.S. under a proposal President Barack Obama is preparing to approve.

  • Obama to name Stonewall 1st national monument for gay rights story has photos
    Updated: May-03-16 10:34 pm

    WASHINGTON - New York's iconic Stonewall Inn, where the modern gay rights movement took root, will become the first national monument honoring the history of gays and lesbians in the U.S. under a proposal President Barack Obama is preparing to approve.

  • McCartney: 1957 desegregation crisis inspired 'Blackbird' 
    Updated: May-02-16 11:18 am

    NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Paul McCartney says he met with two of the women who integrated Little Rock's Central High School, saying the 1957 crisis inspired the Beatles' hit song "Blackbird."