Political and civil unrest

In this April 19, 2017 photo, Bart Bartholomew, right, who in 1992 was photographing the riots that erupted in Los Angeles after the acquittal of police officers in the Rodney King beating trial, stands with Tim Goldman, a videographer who helped Bartholomew escape when the crowd they were both covering turned violent, on 71st Street east of Normandie in South Los Angeles. “Bart credited me with saving his life, but I didn’t look at it that way,” he says with a chuckle. “I just helped him get out of there.” The Air Force pilot had recently returned to his childhood home after leaving the military. He was hoping he might land a job in Los Angeles with a major airline and was waiting for a call back from United Airlines after a promising interview. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
April 26, 2017 - 6:44 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dee Young remembers April 29, 1992, the way most Americans of a certain age recall Sept. 11 — it's indelibly etched in his memory as the day his world and that of thousands of others changed forever. The 27-year-old tow-truck driver had stopped for a hamburger at a popular South...
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FILE - In this March 2, 2017, file photo, Middlebury College students turn their backs to author Charles Murray during his lecture in Middlebury, Vt. After a series of protests around the country, some institutions are rethinking their security and tactics in an age of growing political polarization. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke, File)
April 26, 2017 - 3:48 pm
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Fearing a return to violent protests that roiled campuses in the 1970s, colleges and universities are re-examining how to protect free speech while keeping students and employees safe in a time of political polarization. Campus police are trying new tactics to try to keep...
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In this April 19, 2017 photo, Bart Bartholomew, right, who in 1992 was photographing the riots that erupted in Los Angeles after the acquittal of police officers in the Rodney King beating trial, stands with Tim Goldman, a videographer who helped Bartholomew escape when the crowd they were both covering turned violent, on 71st Street east of Normandie in South Los Angeles. “Bart credited me with saving his life, but I didn’t look at it that way,” he says with a chuckle. “I just helped him get out of there.” The Air Force pilot had recently returned to his childhood home after leaving the military. He was hoping he might land a job in Los Angeles with a major airline and was waiting for a call back from United Airlines after a promising interview. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
April 26, 2017 - 3:28 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dee Young remembers April 29, 1992, the way most Americans of a certain age recall Sept. 11 — it's indelibly etched in his memory as the day his world and that of thousands of others changed forever. The 27-year-old tow-truck driver had stopped for a hamburger at a popular South...
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FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2015, file photo, Federal Communication Commission Commissioner Ajit Pai speaks during an open hearing and vote on "Net Neutrality" in Washington. The FCC has voted to kick off the repeal of “net neutrality” rules designed to keep broadband providers like AT&T, Verizon and Comcast from interfering with the internet. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
April 26, 2017 - 3:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Internet companies are readying for a showdown with a Republican-controlled government over a policy near and dear to their hearts: net neutrality. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai said in a Wednesday speech that he wants to ditch the Obama-era rules, hated by...
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Yale Graduate Teachers belonging to Local 33 Unite Here International Union and their supporters march up Hillhouse Ave. in New Haven, Connecticut and rally at Yale President Peter Salovey's House Tuesday evening, April 25, 2017, during a demonstration calling for Yale to start negotiating a contract with the Local 33 union. (Peter Hvizdak/New Haven Register via AP)
April 26, 2017 - 2:57 pm
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — As a union push stalls at Yale University, organizers are stepping up pressure to bring the administration to the negotiating table, including a vow by some graduate students to go on a hunger strike until talks begin. Graduate assistants in eight departments at the Ivy...
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In this April 18, 2017 photo, Kashmiri man Farooq Ahmed Dar, takes a break in the middle to talking to the Associated Press at his residence in Chill village, about 60 Kilometers (38 miles) southwest of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir. A viral video that showed the young shawl weaver Dar strapped to a patrolling Indian army jeep as a human shield against stone-throwing protesters incensed Kashmiris and sparked region wide debate. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
April 26, 2017 - 5:20 am
SRINAGAR, India (AP) — One video showed a young Kashmiri man strapped to a patrolling Indian army jeep as a human shield against stone-throwing protesters. Others showed soldiers beating local men with sticks as other troops stood by with guns drawn. As Shabir Ahmed watched the crude clips,...
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In this April 18, 2017 photo, Kashmiri man Farooq Ahmed Dar, takes a break in the middle to talking to the Associated Press at his residence in Chill village, about 60 Kilometers (38 miles) southwest of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir. A viral video that showed the young shawl weaver Dar strapped to a patrolling Indian army jeep as a human shield against stone-throwing protesters incensed Kashmiris and sparked region wide debate. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
April 26, 2017 - 3:22 am
SRINAGAR, India (AP) — One video showed a young Kashmiri man strapped to a patrolling Indian army jeep as a human shield against stone-throwing protesters. Others showed soldiers beating local men with sticks as other troops stood by with guns drawn. As Shabir Ahmed watched the crude clips,...
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Anti-government protesters throw stones from a highway overpass at a passing police patrol in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, April 24, 2017. Thousands of opponents to President Nicolas Maduro shut down main roads around the country as the protest movement against his administration is entering its fourth week. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
April 26, 2017 - 12:13 am
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela is threatening to pull out of the Organization of American States as the socialist government's response to political unrest that has been blamed for 26 deaths in recent weeks draws rebuke from the hemisphere's major powers. Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez said...
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FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2015, file photo, Federal Communication Commission Commissioner Ajit Pai speaks during an open hearing and vote on "Net Neutrality" in Washington. The FCC has voted to kick off the repeal of “net neutrality” rules designed to keep broadband providers like AT&T, Verizon and Comcast from interfering with the internet. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
April 26, 2017 - 12:11 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Internet companies are readying for a showdown with telecoms and a Republican-controlled government over a policy near and dear to their hearts: net neutrality. Net neutrality basically prevents broadband providers from playing favorites or steering users toward (or away from)...
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Children play in the street by images of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez, left, which reads in Spanish "Best friend of Cuba," and Cuba's revolutionary hero Ernesto "Che" Guevara in Havana, Cuba, Tuesday, April 25, 2017. A much-feared return to Cuba’s post-Soviet “Special Period” of food shortages and blackouts has yet to materialize as energy conservation and a boom in tourism and overseas remittances cushion the blow of a roughly 50 percent cut in Venezuelan oil aid worth hundreds of millions of dollars a year. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
April 26, 2017 - 12:06 am
HAVANA (AP) — Refineries have gone dark. Gas rations have been slashed for hundreds of thousands of state workers. Construction materials are nearly impossible to find. But Cuba's hotels and restaurants are packed, major U.S. airlines are adding flights and government stores are full of frozen...
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