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Protesters Stop LA Freeway Traffic, Smash Patrol Car Windows

LOS ANGELES — Hundreds of people protesting the death of a black man in Minneapolis police custody blocked a Los Angeles freeway and shattered windows of California Highway Patrol cruisers on Wednesday. One demonstrator who jumped from another police vehicl...
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In Clamor to Reopen, Many Blacks Feel Their Safety Ignored

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Many African Americans watching protests calling for easing restrictions meant to slow the spread of the new coronavirus see them as one more example of how their health, their safety and their rights just don’t seem to matter. To many, i...
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Iran Announces Arrests Over Downing of Plane That Killed 176

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran said Tuesday that authorities have made arrests for the accidental shootdown of a Ukrainian passenger plane, which killed all 176 people on board and set off protests in the country demanding accountability after officials initially conceal...
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Anti-Headscarf Law Activist Sues Iran in US Over Harassment

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — An Iranian-American activist famous for her campaign against the Islamic Republic’s mandatory headscarf, or hijab, for women has sued Iran in U.S. federal court, alleging a government-led harassment campaign targets her and her fa...