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Protesters wave flags at the Hong Kong International Airport, Monday, Aug. 12, 2019. One of the world's busiest airports canceled all flights after thousands of Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters crowded into the main terminal Monday afternoon.
Kin Cheung/AP Photo
August 12, 2019 - 8:44 am
By Yanan Wang, Associated Press HONG KONG (AP) — One of the world's busiest airports canceled all flights after thousands of Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters crowded into the main terminal Monday afternoon. Hong Kong International Airport said in a statement that the demonstration "seriously...
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Thousands of people attend a candlelight vigil for victims of the Chinese government's brutal military crackdown three decades ago on protesters in Beijing's Tiananmen Square at Victoria Park in Hong Kong Tuesday, June 4, 2019.
Vincent Yu/AP Photo
June 04, 2019 - 11:38 am
By Violet Law and Alice Fung, Associated Press HONG KONG (AP) — Pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong gathered Tuesday night to mark 30 years since China's bloody crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in Beijing's Tiananmen Square, underscoring continuing concern for Chinese human rights in the semi...
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Security officials stand guard in front of Tiananmen Gate next to Tiananmen Square in Beijing, Tuesday, June 4, 2019.
Mark Schiefelbein/AP Photo
June 04, 2019 - 8:38 am
By Ken Moritsugu, Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — Dissidents silenced. Security tightened. References scrubbed from the internet. China went into customary lockdown Tuesday for the 30th anniversary of the bloody military crackdown on pro-democracy protesters, a telling reminder of the ruling...
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Supporters of President Donald Trump stand alongside his motorcade as he returns to Mar-a-lago in West Palm Beach, Fla., Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, after visiting Trump International Golf Club. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
February 18, 2019 - 12:26 pm
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump will seek on Monday to rally support in the largest Venezuelan community in the U.S. for opposition leader Juan Guaido, saying Venezuela's "current path toward democracy is irreversible." White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said that Trump...
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Judge Marjorie Rendell with students at E. M. Stanton Elementary School
Justin Udo | KYW Newsradio
Justin Udo
September 17, 2018 - 3:37 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Monday, Sept. 17, is Constitution Day, when education about the supreme law of the United States takes center stage. A former Pennsylvania first lady is working with young Philadelphians to help them better understand their rights under the U.S. Constitution. Judge...
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President Donald Trump speaks in Utica, N.Y., Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, at a joint fundraising committee reception in Utica, N.Y.
AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster
August 16, 2018 - 10:19 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Newspapers from Maine to Hawaii pushed back against President Donald Trump's attacks on "fake news" Thursday with a coordinated series of editorials speaking up for a free and vigorous press. The Boston Globe, which set the campaign in motion by urging the unified voice, had...
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Sen. Cory Booker emphasized the importance of voting during a speech at the Marriott Hotel for the Progressive National Baptist Convention annual session.
Hadas Kuznits | KYW Newsradio
Hadas Kuznits
August 08, 2018 - 5:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Sen. Cory Booker emphasized the importance of voting during a speech at the Marriott Hotel for the Progressive National Baptist Convention annual session — the platform Martin Luther King Jr. used up until his death. He reminded attendees of the seriousness ahead of...
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Former U.S. President Barack Obama, left, delivers his speech at the 16th Annual Nelson Mandela Lecture at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa, Tuesday, July 17, 2018.
AP Photo/Themba Hadebe
July 17, 2018 - 8:51 am
UPDATED 11:34 a.m. By Andrew Meldrum, Associated Press JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Without ever mentioning President Donald Trump by name, former U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday took aim at "strongman politics" in his highest-profile speech since leaving office, urging people around the world to...
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