Political activism

Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer announces the end of his presidential campaign following the results of the South Carolina primary on Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)
February 29, 2020 - 10:16 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Billionaire activist Tom Steyer, who poured millions of dollars into his Democratic presidential campaign, is ending his bid after a third-place finish in the South Carolina primary. Steyer announced Saturday night in Columbia that he was dropping out of the White House race...
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Women demonstrate outside the venue of the Cesar awards ceremony, the French equivalent of the Oscar, Friday,Feb. 28, 2020 in Paris. French women's rights activists protest against multiple nominations for Roman Polanski at the Cesar Awards ceremony. Poster at right reads "I accuse Violanski", playing withe French word for rape and the name Polanski. (AP Photo/Rafael Yaghobzadeh)
February 28, 2020 - 6:49 pm
PARIS (AP) — The ceremony for the French version of the Oscars took place in Paris on Friday amid protests by women's rights activists as director Roman Polanski was awarded, in his absence, the best director award for his latest film. Polanski decided to skip the Cesar awards ceremony because of...
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A supporter of President Trump poses for a photo next to a figure during Conservative Political Action Conference, CPAC 2020, at the National Harbor, in Oxon Hill, Md., Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
February 28, 2020 - 3:45 pm
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Four years ago, candidate Donald Trump didn’t bother attending the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, jabbing that he was too controversial for the buttoned-up, establishment Republican gathering. This year, as bedrock conservatives gather outside the nation’s...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden acknowledges applause from parishioners as he departs after attending services at the Royal Missionary Baptist Church in North Charleston, S.C. His campaign hired a South Carolina faith outreach director in August 2019 and announced the endorsement of 100 local faith leaders in December. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
February 28, 2020 - 3:07 pm
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Before delivering his Sunday sermon this week, Rev. Joseph Darby took a moment to address the elephant in the room: the upcoming South Carolina Democratic primary. Just because a candidate “ran strong in two of the whitest states in America, that doesn’t mean they’re going...
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Turkish backed Syrian rebels enter the own of Saraqeb, in Idlib province, Syria, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. Turkey-backed Syrian opposition fighters Thursday retook a strategic northwestern town iof Saraqeb, opposition activists said, and cut off the key highway linking the capital, Damascus, with the northern city of Aleppo, days after the government reopened it for the first time since 2012. (AP Photo/Ghaith Alsayed)
February 27, 2020 - 10:16 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — An air strike by Syrian government forces killed 29 Turkish soldiers in northeast Syria, a Turkish official said Friday, marking the largest death toll for Turkey in a single day since it first intervened in Syria in 2016. The deaths were a serious escalation in the direct conflict...
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FILE - In this May 2, 2018 file photo, director Roman Polanski appears at an international film festival, where he promoted his latest film, "Based on a True Story," in Krakow, Poland. The entire leadership of the Cesar Awards, France's version of the Oscars, stepped down Thursday Feb. 13, 2020, in a spat over both its opaque decision-making process and controversial director Roman Polanski, whose new film, “An Officer and a Spy”, leads this year's nominations. (AP Photo, file)
February 27, 2020 - 3:08 pm
PARIS (AP) — Filmmaker Roman Polanski is skipping the awards ceremony for France's equivalent of the Oscars — where his latest movie leads this year's nominations — because of protests prompted by a new rape accusation against him. Women's rights activists have called for a boycott of Friday's...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn speaks at the National Action Network South Carolina Ministers' Breakfast, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, in North Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
February 26, 2020 - 11:59 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — It took several weeks and about two dozen emails before Amy Klobuchar agreed to sit down with the president of the progressive racial justice organization Color of Change for his videotaped podcast on the 2020 presidential race, just as almost every other candidate has done. The...
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File - In this Jan. 13, 2020, file photo, Arizona Republican Gov. Doug Ducey exits the House of Representatives floor after delivering his State of the State address on the opening day of the legislative session at the Capitol in Phoenix. Ducey spent years opposing divisive anti-immigration legislation, then embraced it this year before being forced to backtrack after business groups revolted. The Republican governor and GOP legislative leaders pulled a proposal to put an existing sanctuary city ban in the state constitution late Thursday, Feb. 20. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
February 21, 2020 - 3:30 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey spent much of his first term working to repair the damage to the state's reputation caused by a 2010 tough-on-immigrants law known as SB 1070 that his predecessor signed. That changed this year when the second-term Republican governor promoted a new proposal...
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FILE - In this Nov. 23, 2019, file photo, Harvard and Yale students protest during halftime of the NCAA college football game between Harvard and Yale at the Yale Bowl in New Haven, Conn. Students alarmed by climate change are stepping up pressure on universities to stop investing in fossil fuel industries and are gaining wider traction in 2020. (Nic Antaya/The Boston Globe via AP, File)
February 19, 2020 - 12:51 pm
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Students alarmed by climate change are stepping up pressure on universities to pull investments from fossil fuel industries, an effort that is gaining traction at prestigious schools like Georgetown, Harvard and Yale. The push that is underway at hundreds of schools began...
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Turkish activist Feray Salman and international human rights activists speak to the media before the trial of the Amnesty International's former Turkey chairman and 10 other activists, in Istanbul, Wednesday, Feb. 19. 2020. A court in Istanbul will hand down verdicts for defendants in the closely-watched trial on charges of belonging to or aiding terror groups. The case against activists heightened concerns about Turkey's treatment of human rights defenders. (AP Photo)
February 19, 2020 - 10:07 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — A court in Istanbul on Wednesday delayed handing down its rulings in the case of 11 prominent human rights activists on trial for terror-related charges and adjourned proceedings until April. During the court session, the activists asked to be acquitted of charges of belonging to or...
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