Political and civil unrest

Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke, second from left, watches closing statements with his defense team during his trial for the first degree shooting death of Laquan McDonald at the Leighton Criminal Court Building on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018 In Chicago. From left are: Tammy Wendt, Van Dyke, Elizabeth Fleming, and Daniel Herbert. (Antonio Perez/ Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool)
October 05, 2018 - 2:57 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the murder trial of white Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke in the shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald (all times local): 4:30 p.m. The lead prosecutor in the case of a white Chicago police officer convicted of second-degree murder in the 2014 shooting of...
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Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool)
October 04, 2018 - 10:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 1 a.m. The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee says the FBI interviewed 10 people while investigating sexual misconduct claims against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and found no corroboration of...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., left, walks out of his office on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
October 03, 2018 - 8:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate braced for a crucial initial vote Friday on Brett Kavanaugh's tottering Supreme Court nomination after Majority Leader Mitch McConnell set his polarized chamber on a schedule to decide which party wins an election-season battle royale that has consumed the nation. A...
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Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, is escorted by U.S. Capitol Police past waiting reporters trying to ask about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018. Sen. Collins, whose vote on Kavanaugh is uncertain, was leaving the Senate Special Committee on Aging which she chairs. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
October 03, 2018 - 4:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The impassioned fight over whether to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court has led to heightened security at the Capitol, with some senators using police escorts to shield them from protesters eager to confront them. Capitol police have arrested dozens of people in recent...
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FILE - In this April 26, 2018 file photo participants in #RedForEd protest march in Yuma, Ariz. Teachers have been making their mark in the U.S. midterm elections, running in what may be unprecedented numbers and empowered by the successful #RedForEd protests for higher teacher pay and increased school spending. After years of dense education debates over teacher evaluations and the Common Core standards, analysts say the teachers’ complaints about outdated textbooks and teacher shortages are resonating. (Randy Hoeft/The Yuma Sun via AP, File)
October 03, 2018 - 2:00 pm
Last September, school speech therapist Kathy Hoffman was settling into the new academic year, working with youngsters in her small classroom behind a playground at Sahuaro Ranch Elementary School in a blue-collar neighborhood outside Phoenix. This year, the political novice is gone from her...
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U.S. Attorney Thomas Cullen speaks during a news conference Tuesday, Oct. 2, 1018, in Charlottesville, Va., regarding the arrest of four members of a militant white supremacist group in connection with a white nationalist torch-lit march and rally in Charlottesville, last year. The defendants, Benjamin Drake Daley, Michael Paul Miselis, Thomas Walter Gillen and Cole Evan White, are part of the Rise Above Movement, which espouses anti-Semitic views and meets regularly in public parks to train in boxing and other fighting techniques, according to an affidavit filed in the case. (Zack Wajsgras/The Daily Progress via AP)
October 02, 2018 - 9:42 pm
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Four California men described as "serial rioters" are facing federal charges after prosecutors say they flew across the country for a white nationalist rally in Virginia last year and violently attacked counterprotesters. Federal agents arrested the men Tuesday, and...
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FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2017, file photo, multiple white nationalist groups march with torches through the University of Virginia campus in Charlottesville, Va. Multiple arrests have been made in connection with a white nationalist torch-lit march and rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last year, federal authorities said Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. (Mykal McEldowney/The Indianapolis Star via AP, File)
October 02, 2018 - 8:02 pm
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Four members of a militant white supremacist group from California were arrested on charges they traveled to Virginia last year to incite a riot and attack counter-protesters at a white nationalist rally that turned deadly, federal authorities said Tuesday. The...
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Pro-independence demonstrators push down barriers separating them from the police during a protest in Girona, Spain, on Monday, Oct. 1, 2018. Pro-secession activists in Spain's Catalonia region have turned out in large numbers to mark the first anniversary of their thwarted independence referendum with an evening march through downtown Barcelona and Girona that capped a day of noisy protests that blocked Catalan roads and train lines, among other largely non-violent demonstrations. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
October 01, 2018 - 1:14 pm
SANT JULIA DE RAMIS, Spain (AP) — Activists blocked railway lines, students skipped classes and supporters of Catalonia seceding from Spain marched in large numbers Monday to mark the anniversary of a referendum that was part of a thwarted bid for independence last year. The evening march in...
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Pro independence demonstrators stand in front of a taxi as they block the Passeig de Gracia avenue in Barcelona, Spain, Monday, Oct. 1, 2018. Activists blocked major highways, train lines and avenues one year after a banned referendum crushed by police failed to deliver an independent state. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
October 01, 2018 - 7:21 am
GIRONA, Spain (AP) — The Latest on independence protests in Catalonia (all times local): 4:15 p.m. Spanish financial markets have taken in stride the latest calls for independence in the region of Catalonia. In late trading, the main IBEX stock index in Madrid was trading 0.5 percent higher, in...
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In this Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 image, former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo waits for the start of his trial at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands. International Criminal Court prosecutors urged judges Monday Oct. 1, 2018, to continue the trial of former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo and a government ex-minister on trial for their alleged involvement in deadly violence that erupted after the country's disputed 2010 presidential election. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, Pool)
October 01, 2018 - 3:46 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — International Criminal Court prosecutors urged judges Monday to continue the trial of former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo and a government ex-minister on trial for their alleged involvement in deadly violence that erupted after the country's disputed 2010...
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