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Mack Stilson, left, plays his mandolin and Victor Reuther, right, plays his guitar in a park in Portland, Ore., as they practice for an upcoming bluegrass gig during their lunch hour on June 7, 2018. Stilson and Reuther, both Portland residents, say they are proud of the city's reputation for activism but they are concerned about dueling demonstrations that have turned violent in the past year in downtown Portland. A right-wing group called Patriot Prayer and self-described left-wing anti-fascists clashed in the streets on June 3, in some cases drawing blood, and police made four arrests. (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus)
June 09, 2018 - 12:24 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Viral videos of bloody skirmishes between right-wing activists and self-described anti-fascists have drawn national attention to Portland, Oregon — a city of storied political activism that has struggled to keep the peace at dueling rallies illustrating a microcosm of the...
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FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2017 file photo Oregon Gov. Kate Brown speaks during a news conference in the Capitol ceremonial office in Salem, Ore. Brown is asking Oregon's attorney general to bring legal action against the federal government over President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration. A conservative group is taking aim at the nation's oldest statewide sanctuary law, with a drive to repeal a 31-year-old Oregon mandate limiting police coordination on immigration arrests. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky, File)
June 02, 2018 - 12:49 pm
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A conservative group is taking aim at the nation's oldest statewide sanctuary law, with a drive to repeal a 31-year-old Oregon mandate limiting police coordination on immigration arrests. But critics say hate groups are funding the effort to abolish the law, and allege paid...
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FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2017 file photo Oregon Gov. Kate Brown speaks during a news conference in the Capitol ceremonial office in Salem, Ore. Brown is asking Oregon's attorney general to bring legal action against the federal government over President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration. A conservative group is taking aim at the nation's oldest statewide sanctuary law, with a drive to repeal a 31-year-old Oregon mandate limiting police coordination on immigration arrests. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky, File)
June 02, 2018 - 11:43 am
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A conservative group is taking aim at the oldest statewide sanctuary law in the nation, with a drive to repeal a 31-year-old Oregon law limiting police coordination on immigration arrests. But critics say paid signature gatherers deceived voters during a canvassing push for the...
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In a photo from, Friday, April 27, 2018, a statue of former Mayor Orville Hubbard, who spent decades trying to keep the city all white, is displayed in Dearborn, Mich. The statue was socked away for more than a year after leaders decided it didn't belong outside a new City Hall. Vestiges of racism and intolerance are slowly being moved and removed in Michigan and other northern states as calls continue in the South to take down such monuments. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
May 20, 2018 - 10:58 am
DETROIT (AP) — A nearly 80-year-old statue depicting a European settler with a weapon in his hand towering over a Native American that some say celebrates white supremacy has been dismantled by crews in southwestern Michigan's Kalamazoo. And at the University of Michigan, regents have voted to...
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In a photo from, Friday, April 27, 2018, a statue of former Mayor Orville Hubbard, who spent decades trying to keep the city all white, is displayed in Dearborn, Mich. The statue was socked away for more than a year after leaders decided it didn't belong outside a new City Hall. Vestiges of racism and intolerance are slowly being moved and removed in Michigan and other northern states as calls continue in the South to take down such monuments. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
May 20, 2018 - 10:56 am
DETROIT (AP) — Vestiges of racism and intolerance are slowly being moved and removed in Michigan and other northern states as calls continue in the South to take down such monuments. Crews in southwestern Michigan's Kalamazoo have dismantled a nearly 80-year-old statue depicting a European settler...
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Director Spike Lee, centre, holds aloft the Grand Prix award for the film 'BlackKklansman' as he poses with musicians Sting, left, and Shaggy, right, on the steps of the Palais des Festival after the closing ceremony of the 71st international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Monday, May 7, 2018. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)
May 19, 2018 - 4:20 pm
A tumultuous Cannes Film Festival culminated Saturday with the Palme d'Or awarded going to Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda's "Shoplifters," a tender portrait of a poor, improvised family, while Harvey Weinstein accuser Asia Argento vowed justice will come to sexual predators. At the closing...
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Director Hirokazu Kore-eda bows to the audience after winning the Palme d'Or for the film 'Shoplifters' during the closing ceremony of the 71st international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Saturday, May 19, 2018. (Vianney Le Caer)
May 19, 2018 - 3:17 pm
Japanese director Hizokazu Kore-eda's tender portrait of a poor, improvised family "Shoplifters" has won the Palme d'Or, the top award at the Cannes Film Festival. At the closing ceremony Saturday for the 71st Cannes, the Cate Blanchett-led jury selected one of the festival's most acclaimed entries...
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La actriz Laura Harrier, el actor Topher Grace y el director Spike Lee posan al llegar al estreno de la película "BlacKkKlansman" en el Festival de Cine de Cannes, el lunes 14 de mayo del 2018 en Cannes, Francia. (Foto por Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)
May 16, 2018 - 2:04 pm
CANNES, France (AP) — Spike Lee says white supremacist marchers at Charlottesville and President Donald Trump "wrote themselves" into his new film "BlacKkKlansman." Lee this week premiered the film at the Cannes Film Festival, where he blasted Trump's response last August to the violent Virginia...
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White nationalist Matthew Heimbach is led away in handcuffs on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 in Louisville, Kentucky, after a judge ruled that he violated the probation he was serving for physically harassing a protester at a 2016 Donald Trump campaign rally. Heimbach was arrested in March on battery charges after a domestic incident in Paoli, Indiana. (AP Photo/Dylan Lovan)
May 15, 2018 - 6:18 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Led from a courtroom in handcuffs Tuesday, one of the nation's most recognizable white nationalists will have 38 days behind bars to ponder the dizzying demise of the group he led before his arrest exposed a bizarre sex scandal. Matthew Heimbach's jail sentence for a...
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White nationalist Matthew Heimbach is led away in handcuffs on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 in Louisville, Kentucky, after a judge ruled that he violated the probation he was serving for physically harassing a protester at a 2016 Donald Trump campaign rally. Heimbach was arrested in March on battery charges after a domestic incident in Paoli, Indiana. (AP Photo/Dylan Lovan)
May 15, 2018 - 5:14 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The racist, anti-Semitic fringe movement known as the "alt-right" is reeling after a string of lawsuits, arrests, violent clashes and infighting. The movement's latest setback occurred Tuesday in a Kentucky courtroom, where a judge sentenced white nationalist Matthew Heimbach...
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