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A man stands on a traffic light during a demonstration in Paris, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019. The Eiffel Tower shut down, France's vaunted high-speed trains stood still and several thousand protesters marched through Paris as unions launched open-ended, nationwide strikes Thursday over the government's plan to overhaul the retirement system. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
December 05, 2019 - 12:36 pm
PARIS (AP) — Anger, solidarity, tear gas and frozen noses. That pretty well sums up the atmosphere inside Thursday’s mass Paris protest by demonstrators from across the generations against the government's retirement reform plans. The march through eastern Paris was a mishmash of social discontent...
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A youth runs during a demonstration in Paris, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019. Small groups of protesters are smashing store windows, setting fires and hurling flares in eastern Paris amid mass strikes over the government's retirement reform. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
December 05, 2019 - 11:08 am
PARIS (AP) — The Eiffel Tower shut down, France’s high-speed trains stood still and tens of thousands of people marched through Paris and other cities Thursday in a massive and sometimes chaotic outpouring of anger at the government’s plan to overhaul the retirement system. Small groups of masked...
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A youth runs during a demonstration in Paris, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019. Small groups of protesters are smashing store windows, setting fires and hurling flares in eastern Paris amid mass strikes over the government's retirement reform. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
December 05, 2019 - 10:54 am
PARIS (AP) — The Eiffel Tower shut down, France’s high-speed trains stood still and tens of thousands of people marched through Paris and other cities Thursday in a massive and sometimes chaotic outpouring of anger at the government’s plan to overhaul the retirement system. Small groups of masked...
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A man rides his bicycle in front of the closed Eiffel Tower in Paris, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019. The Eiffel Tower shut down Thursday, France's vaunted high-speed trains stood still and teachers walked off the job as unions launched nationwide strikes and protests over the government's plan to overhaul the retirement system. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
December 05, 2019 - 9:04 am
PARIS (AP) — The Eiffel Tower shut down, France’s vaunted high-speed trains stood still and several thousand people protested in Paris as unions launched open-ended, nationwide strikes Thursday over the government’s plan to overhaul the retirement system. Paris authorities barricaded the...
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A man walks in a commuter train at the Saint-Lazare train station in Paris, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019. Tourists are canceling travel plans and Paris is deploying thousands of police as France girds for massive, nationwide strikes and protests against President Emmanuel Macron's plans to overhaul the retirement system. Transport will be hardest hit by the walkout, with flights, trains and buses canceled and most of the Paris subway system coming to a halt. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
December 05, 2019 - 6:49 am
PARIS (AP) — The Eiffel Tower shut down, France’s vaunted high-speed trains stood still and teachers walked off the job as unions launched nationwide strikes and protests Thursday over the government’s plan to overhaul the retirement system. Paris authorities barricaded the presidential palace and...
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A man walks in a commuter train at the Saint-Lazare train station in Paris, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019. Tourists are canceling travel plans and Paris is deploying thousands of police as France girds for massive, nationwide strikes and protests against President Emmanuel Macron's plans to overhaul the retirement system. Transport will be hardest hit by the walkout, with flights, trains and buses canceled and most of the Paris subway system coming to a halt. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
December 05, 2019 - 4:27 am
PARIS (AP) — The Eiffel Tower shut down Thursday, France’s vaunted high-speed trains stood still and teachers walked off the job as unions launched nationwide strikes and protests over the government’s plan to overhaul the retirement system. Paris authorities barricaded the presidential palace and...
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A man waits on the platform of Louveciennes train station, west of Paris, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019. Tourists are canceling travel plans and Paris is deploying thousands of police as France girds for massive, nationwide strikes and protests against President Emmanuel Macron's plans to overhaul the retirement system. Transport will be hardest hit by the walkout, with flights, trains and buses canceled and most of the Paris subway system coming to a halt. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
December 05, 2019 - 2:56 am
PARIS (AP) — France’s vaunted high-speed trains stood still Thursday, schools across the country shut down and the Eiffel Tower warned visitors to stay away as unions held nationwide strikes and protests over the government’s plan to overhaul the retirement system. Paris deployed 6,000 police for...
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A man waits on the platform of Louveciennes train station, west of Paris, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019. Tourists are canceling travel plans and Paris is deploying thousands of police as France girds for massive, nationwide strikes and protests against President Emmanuel Macron's plans to overhaul the retirement system. Transport will be hardest hit by the walkout, with flights, trains and buses canceled and most of the Paris subway system coming to a halt. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
December 05, 2019 - 2:54 am
PARIS (AP) — France’s vaunted high-speed trains stood still Thursday, schools across the country shut down and the Eiffel Tower warned visitors to stay away as unions held nationwide strikes and protests over the government’s plan to overhaul the retirement system. Paris deployed 6,000 police for...
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A man waits on the platform of Louveciennes train station, west of Paris, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019. Tourists are canceling travel plans and Paris is deploying thousands of police as France girds for massive, nationwide strikes and protests against President Emmanuel Macron's plans to overhaul the retirement system. Transport will be hardest hit by the walkout, with flights, trains and buses canceled and most of the Paris subway system coming to a halt. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
December 05, 2019 - 2:10 am
PARIS (AP) — Most French trains are at a standstill, schools are closed and the Eiffel Tower is warning visitors to stay away as unions hold nationwide strikes and protests over the government’s retirement reform. Paris deployed 6,000 police for what’s expected to be a major demonstration Thursday...
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This image released by NBC shows celebrity judges, from left, Howie Mandel, Gabrielle Union, Julianne Hough, Simon Cowell on the set of "America's Got Talent," in Los Angeles. Union is thanking supporters for defending her amid reports she was fired from “America’s Got Talent” after complaining about racism and other on-set issues. Without directly addressing her status with NBC’s talent show, the actress tweeted that the backing helped overcome feeling of being lost and alone. (Trae Patton/NBC via AP)
December 04, 2019 - 9:14 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gabrielle Union and NBC both said Wednesday that they have had a “productive" first conversation on her firing from “America's Got Talent" and her allegations that she was removed over her complaints about racism and other troubling on-set behavior. “We had a lengthy 5-hour, and...
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