Protests and demonstrations

People stand in front of damaged buildings, in the town of Douma, the site of a suspected chemical weapons attack, near Damascus, Syria, Monday, April 16, 2018. Faisal Mekdad, Syria’s deputy foreign minister, said on Monday that his country is "fully ready" to cooperate with the fact-finding mission from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons that's in Syria to investigate the alleged chemical attack that triggered U.S.-led airstrikes. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
April 17, 2018 - 12:03 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The latest on the Syrian conflict (all times local): 2:05 a.m. Syrian state-run television says Syria's air defenses have confronted a new "aggression," shooting down missiles over the area of Homs in the country's center. It did not elaborate or say who carried out the airstrikes...
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Demonstrators occupy the Starbucks that has become the center of protests Monday, April 16, 2018, in Philadelphia. The CEO of Starbucks arrived in Philadelphia hoping to meet with two black men who were arrested when the coffee chain's employees called 911 and said they were trespassing. Meanwhile, protesters took over the shop Monday. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)
April 16, 2018 - 9:26 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on the arrests of two black men at a Philadelphia Starbucks (all times local): 4:35 p.m. Philadelphia officials have wrapped up a meeting with Starbucks executives to discuss the arrests of two black men who were denied use of a store's bathroom and refused to leave...
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Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson, center, walks towards a meeting with Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney and other officials Monday April 16, 2018, at Philadelphia City Hall. Starbucks wants to add training for store managers on "unconscious bias," Johnson said Monday, as activists held more protests at a Philadelphia store where two black men were arrested when employees said they were trespassing. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)
April 16, 2018 - 9:25 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Starbucks wants to add training for store managers on "unconscious bias," CEO Kevin Johnson said Monday, as activists held more protests at a Philadelphia store where two black men were arrested after employees said they were trespassing. Johnson, who has called the arrests "...
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Teachers hold placards during a rally outside the state Capitol, Monday, April 16, 2018, in Denver. Teachers from around the state were on hand to demand better salaries as lawmakers under the dome were set to debate a pension reform measure to cut retirement benefits as well as take-home pay. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
April 16, 2018 - 8:01 pm
DENVER (AP) — Hundreds of public school teachers swarmed the Colorado state Capitol on Monday, shuttering one suburban Denver school district to demand better salaries, as lawmakers were set to debate a pension reform measure that would cut retirement benefits and take-home pay. With the...
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People stand in front of damaged buildings, in the town of Douma, the site of a suspected chemical weapons attack, near Damascus, Syria, Monday, April 16, 2018. Faisal Mekdad, Syria’s deputy foreign minister, said on Monday that his country is "fully ready" to cooperate with the fact-finding mission from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons that's in Syria to investigate the alleged chemical attack that triggered U.S.-led airstrikes. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
April 16, 2018 - 7:05 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The latest on the Syrian conflict (all times local): 2:05 a.m. Syrian state-run television says Syria's air defenses have confronted a new "aggression," shooting down missiles over the area of Homs in the country's center. It did not elaborate or say who carried out the airstrikes...
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Colorado teachers rally outside the state Capitol to demand more funding for schools and oppose changes to the state's pension system in Denver Colo., Monday, April 16, 2018. They later headed inside to lobby lawmakers in an event organized by the Colorado Education Association, the state's biggest teachers union. (AP Photo/Colleen Slevin)
April 16, 2018 - 6:44 pm
DENVER (AP) — Hundreds of public school teachers swarmed the Colorado state Capitol on Monday, shuttering one suburban Denver school district to demand better salaries, as lawmakers were set to debate a pension reform measure that would cut retirement benefits and take-home pay. With the...
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Demonstrators occupy the Starbucks that has become the center of protests Monday, April 16, 2018, in Philadelphia. The CEO of Starbucks arrived in Philadelphia hoping to meet with two black men who were arrested when the coffee chain's employees called 911 and said they were trespassing. Meanwhile, protesters took over the shop Monday. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)
April 16, 2018 - 4:43 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on the arrests of two black men at a Philadelphia Starbucks (all times local): 4:35 p.m. Philadelphia officials have wrapped up a meeting with Starbucks executives to discuss the arrests of two black men who were denied use of a store's bathroom and refused to leave...
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Demonstrators occupy the Starbucks that has become the center of protests Monday, April 16, 2018, in Philadelphia. The CEO of Starbucks arrived in Philadelphia hoping to meet with two black men who were arrested when the coffee chain's employees called 911 and said they were trespassing. Meanwhile, protesters took over the shop Monday. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)
April 16, 2018 - 3:16 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on arrest of two black men at a Philadelphia Starbucks (all times local): 3 p.m. The lawyer for the two black men arrested at a Philadelphia Starbucks store and later released without charges says he hopes "something productive for the community" can come out of their...
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People stand in front of damaged buildings, in the town of Douma, the site of a suspected chemical weapons attack, near Damascus, Syria, Monday, April 16, 2018. Faisal Mekdad, Syria’s deputy foreign minister, said on Monday that his country is "fully ready" to cooperate with the fact-finding mission from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons that's in Syria to investigate the alleged chemical attack that triggered U.S.-led airstrikes. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
April 16, 2018 - 2:58 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the Syrian conflict (all times local): 10 p.m. Russian officials say experts from the international chemical weapons watchdog are making final preparations for visiting the site of a suspected gas attack in Syria. Igor Kirillov, a top Russian chemical weapons protection...
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A plain-clothed police officer, right, mans a position behind the counter at the Starbucks that has become the center of protests Monday, April 16, 2018, in Philadelphia. Starbucks wants to add training for store managers on "unconscious bias," CEO Kevin Johnson said Monday, as activists held more protests at a Philadelphia store where two black men were arrested after employees said they were trespassing. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)
April 16, 2018 - 1:50 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Starbucks wants to add training for store managers on "unconscious bias," CEO Kevin Johnson said Monday, as activists held more protests at a Philadelphia store where two black men were arrested when employees said they were trespassing. Johnson, who has called the arrests "...
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