Protests and demonstrations

FILE - In this file photo dated Friday, Nov. 25, 2016, Ukraine's ousted president Viktor Yanukovych gestures as he speaks at a news conference in Rostov-on-Don, Russia. Ukrainian opposition lawmaker Serhiy Leshchenko, who helped uncover off-the-books payments to President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, said Saturday Feb. 24, 2018, a one-time Austrian chancellor was among the European politicians secretly paid to lobby for Ukraine and its then president Yanukovych. (AP Photo, FILE)
February 24, 2018 - 8:55 am
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — A Ukrainian opposition lawmaker who helped uncover off-the-books payments to President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman said Saturday that a one-time Austrian chancellor was among the European politicians secretly paid to lobby for Ukraine. The lawmaker's claim to The...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Friday, Nov. 25, 2016, Ukraine's ousted president Viktor Yanukovych gestures as he speaks at a news conference in Rostov-on-Don, Russia. Ukrainian opposition lawmaker Serhiy Leshchenko, who helped uncover off-the-books payments to President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, said Saturday Feb. 24, 2018, a one-time Austrian chancellor was among the European politicians secretly paid to lobby for Ukraine and its then president Yanukovych. (AP Photo, FILE)
February 24, 2018 - 8:00 am
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — A Ukrainian opposition lawmaker who helped uncover off-the-books payments to President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman said Saturday that a one-time Austrian chancellor was among the European politicians secretly paid to lobby for Ukraine. The lawmaker's claim to The...
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FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2015 file photo, Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt testifies before the House Judiciary committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Laxalt is opposing a background check initiative supported by gun control advocates on the Nov. 2017 ballot. Nevada state Attorney General and Republican gubernatorial candidate Adam Laxalt is no longer getting top billing as a speaker at a major National Rifle Association political event. Laxalt's campaign spokesman, Andy Matthews, and NRA official Catherine Mortensen did not immediately respond Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, to questions about whether Laxalt will attend the May 4 NRA Annual Leadership Forum in Dallas. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
February 23, 2018 - 3:48 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada judge is due to hear arguments Friday in a lawsuit seeking enforcement of a voter-approved gun background-check law that has not been enforced since it passed in November 2016. The measure sought to close a legal loophole that proponents said let people skip background...
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Aria Siccone, 14, a 9th grade student survivor from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where more than a dozen students and faculty were killed in a mass shooting on Wednesday, cries as she recounts her story from that day, while state Rep. Barrinton Russell, D-Dist. 95, comforts her, as they talk to legislators at the state Capitol regarding gun control legislation, in Tallahassee, Fla., Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
February 22, 2018 - 11:15 am
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Holding hand-scrawled signs and wearing black "Parkland Strong" T-shirts, the 40 teenagers filed warily into a committee room at Florida's state Capitol on Wednesday. They hadn't been invited and the lawmakers they were intruding upon were in the middle of a meeting. Timid...
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Julia Cordover, the student body president at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., speaks as President Donald Trump hosts a listening session with high school students and teachers in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
February 21, 2018 - 8:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and guns (all times local): 8:45 p.m. The National Rifle Association says any legislation aimed at raising the age requirement for rifle and shotgun purchases would deprive young Americans their constitutional right to self-protection. Federal...
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Student survivors from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where moe than a dozen students and faculty were killed in a mass shooting on Wednesday, walk past the house legislative committee rom, to talk to legislators at the state Capitol, regarding gun control legislation, in Tallahassee, Fla., Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
February 21, 2018 - 7:39 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A week after a shooter slaughtered 17 people in a Florida high school, thousands of protesters, including many angry teenagers, swarmed into the state Capitol on Wednesday, calling for changes to gun laws, a ban on assault-type weapons and improved care for the mentally ill...
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Lyndon Parrot, 17, of Silver Spring, Md., takes part in a moment of silence during a student protest for gun control legislation in front of the White House, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
February 21, 2018 - 7:38 pm
In a wave of demonstrations reaching from Arizona to Maine, students at dozens of U.S. high schools walked out of class Wednesday to protest gun violence and honor the victims of last week's deadly shooting in Florida. The protests spread from school to school as students shared plans for their...
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Gwendolyn Frantz, 17, of Kensington, Md., stands in front of the White House during a student protest for gun control, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
February 21, 2018 - 6:16 pm
In a wave of demonstrations reaching from Arizona to Maine, students at dozens of U.S. high schools walked out of class on Wednesday to protest gun violence and honor the victims of last week's deadly shooting in Florida. The protests spread from school to school as students shared plans for their...
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President Donald Trump bows his head during an opening prayer at the start of a listening session with high school students and teachers in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
February 21, 2018 - 5:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Spilling out wrenching tales of lost lives and stolen safety, students with quavering voices and parents shaking with anger appealed to President Donald Trump on Wednesday to set politics aside and protect American school children from the scourge of gun violence. Trump listened...
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A protester shouts slogans during a demonstration against government plans to expand the number of auctions of foreclosed properties, in central Athens on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. The rally was organized by a Communist labor union which promised to step up a campaign of disruption against property auctions. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
February 21, 2018 - 2:57 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's powerful Communist Party has vowed to step up protests against online auctions of homes with defaulted mortgages, putting more pressure on the government which has promised bailout creditors it will speed up the auction process. More than 2,000 protesters from the...
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