Political movements

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a rally near the Kremlin in Moscow, Sunday, March 18, 2018. An exit poll suggests that Vladimir Putin has handily won a fourth term as Russia's president, adding six more years in the Kremlin for the man who has led the world's largest country for all of the 21st century. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
March 18, 2018 - 4:19 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Russia's presidential election (all times local): 11:10 p.m. Russian President Vladimir Putin has addressed thousands of people who rallied outside the Kremlin to thank them for their support and promised new achievements. Speaking to a crowd who attended a pop concert...
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Democratic Party leader Matteo Renzi speaks during a press conference on the election results, in Rome, Monday, March 5, 2018. Italy's ex-Premier Matteo Renzi says his center-left party will not join any government led by the anti-immigrant League party or the populist 5-Star Movement, the two victorious forces in Italy's election. Renzi acknowledged that his party suffered a "total defeat" in Sunday's general election and said he would resign as party leader after a new government has been sworn in. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)
March 06, 2018 - 10:06 am
ROME (AP) — The former Italian premier, Matteo Renzi, has challenged members of his defeated Democrats to publicly declare if they'll support the 5-Star Movement, throwing down the gauntlet as he tries to prevent his party from fracturing and backing its political nemesis. Renzi took to Facebook on...
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February 25, 2018 - 2:38 pm
DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — The late music icon Marian Anderson will be celebrated in her Connecticut hometown on the 121st anniversary of her birth. Western Connecticut State University in Danbury has scheduled the community gathering for Tuesday. The opera singer is credited with breaking down barriers...
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Ruby Bridges Hall, a Tylertown, Miss., native who faced threats and ostracism when she became the first black child to integrate a public school in New Orleans in 1960, speaks with reporters prior to the Friends of Mississippi Civil Rights gala Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 in Jackson, Miss., where she and four other civil rights veterans were honored. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
February 23, 2018 - 10:40 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Ruby Bridges Hall, who faced threats and harassment when she integrated a southern school as a child several decades ago, said Friday that she is distressed by mass shootings in U.S. schools. "When I think about our babies today and them not being safe in school, I think that...
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In this picture taken on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, exiled former Russian oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky poses for a portrait for the Associated Press during an interview in London. Russian oligarch-turned-dissident Mikhail Khodorkovsky says he’s not interested in replacing Vladimir Putin as president. Khodorkovsky told The Associated Press in an interview Thursday that he might line up behind TV star Ksenia Sobchak in next month’s presidential election _ or he might just cast a spoiled ballot.(AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
February 16, 2018 - 1:18 pm
LONDON (AP) — He once was Russia's richest man, and then for 10 years its most famous prisoner. Now Mikhail Khodorkovsky wants to try a new mantle: godfather of Russian democracy. Khodorkovsky is playing a long game, looking well past the Russian presidential election on March 18 that is guaranteed...
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FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2014 file photo, singer-songwriter John Mellencamp poses for a portrait to promote his 22nd album "Plain Spoken" at the Greenwich Hotel in New York. Just days before the Super Bowl, John Mellencamp sunk to his knees in support for the Black Lives Matter movement after performing a political ballad on the “Late Show With Stephen Colbert.” The singer-songwriter sang the violin-and-piano dirge “Easy Target” _ with the lyrics "In the street and the gutters/The cotton fields in this land/Here’s an easy target." At the end, he kneeled and lifted his right fist into the air. The song comes from Mellencamp’s album “Sad Clowns & Hillbillies,” which came out late last year. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Invision/AP, File)
February 02, 2018 - 3:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Just days before the Super Bowl, John Mellencamp sank to his knees in support of the Black Lives Matter movement after performing a political ballad on the "Late Show With Stephen Colbert." The singer-songwriter sang the violin-and-piano dirge "Easy Target," with the lyrics "In the...
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Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi speaks during a ceremony marking the start of a massive gas project with Italian energy firm Eni, Wednesday Jan. 31, 2018, in Port Said, Egypt. During the ceremony el-Sissi again accused unknown parties of being behind the 2016 murder in Egypt of Italian researcher Giulio Regeni, alleging a plot to sabotage bilateral relations. He pledged Egypt would help bring the killers of the 28-year-old researcher to justice. (MENA via AP)
January 31, 2018 - 11:56 am
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's president again accused unknown parties of being responsible for the 2016 murder of Italian researcher Giulio Regeni, alleging a failed plot to sabotage bilateral relations during a Wednesday ceremony inaugurating a massive gas project with Italian energy firm Eni. The offshore...
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People wave flags and hold signs while entering a Women's March rally, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
January 21, 2018 - 6:53 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Thousands of people poured into a football stadium in Las Vegas on Sunday, the anniversary of women's marches around the world, to cap off a weekend of global demonstrations that promised to continue building momentum for equality, justice and an end to sexual harassment. "This is...
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FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2016, file photo the F.W. Woolworth's lunch counter is seen at the International Civil Rights Center & Museum in Greensboro, N.C. The site is among about 130 locations in 14 states being promoted as part of the new U.S. Civil Rights Trail, which organizers hope will boost tourism in the region. (AP Photo/Skip Foreman, File)
January 14, 2018 - 12:02 am
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Southern states are banding together to promote civil rights tourism across the region. Fourteen states including all of the Deep South are joining to promote the U.S. Civil Rights Trail. It's a tourism website and campaign that will highlight about 130 sites linked to the...
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This image released by NBC shows Oprah Winfrey accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018. (Paul Drinkwater/NBC via AP)
January 07, 2018 - 11:56 pm
Talk-show host, actress, producer and humanitarian Oprah Winfrey earned multiple standing ovations at Sunday's Golden Globes as she accepted the Cecil B. DeMille Award with a moving speech referencing civil rights and Me Too. Winfrey became the first black woman to be given the award, which was...
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