Political and civil unrest

Students run from tear gas fired by National Police outside the Central University of Venezuela in Caracas, Thursday, May 4, 2017. Students held demonstrations across Caracas Thursday as a two-month-old protest movement that shows no signs of letting up claimed more lives. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
May 04, 2017 - 2:32 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Students held demonstrations across Caracas Thursday as a two-month-old protest movement that shows no signs of letting up claimed more lives. At the Central University of Venezuela, soldiers bathed hundreds of student protesters in tear gas. Many of the protesters stayed...
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May 04, 2017 - 1:57 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Classical music maestro Gustavo Dudamel is speaking out against the Venezuelan government he has long performed for over its bloody crackdown on protesters. Dudamel's statement follows the death of 17-year-old Armando Canizales during a demonstration Wednesday. Canizales was...
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FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2010 file photo, Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez holds up a miniature copy of the constitution during a press conference at Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela. Chavez's first order of business as president was to rework the old constitution. The results were packaged into a tiny blue book that became one of the most iconic visual symbols of his revolution. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano, File)
May 04, 2017 - 12:42 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — With hundreds of thousands of protesters taking to the streets daily and international pressure mounting, embattled President Nicolas Maduro is doing something that once seemed unthinkable: Tearing up the constitution written by his beloved political godfather, the late...
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May 04, 2017 - 8:53 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The latest on the conflict on Syria (all times local): 5 p.m. The head of Russia's delegation to Syrian talks in Kazakhstan says an agreement for setting up four "de-escalation zones" in war-torn Syria will go into effect Saturday and the Syrian air force is expected to hold its...
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President Donald Trump shakes hands with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas after their statements in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, May 3, 2017. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 04, 2017 - 6:51 am
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said his first meeting with President Donald Trump left him hopeful, even though they did not discuss specifics about how to restart long-stalled Israeli-Palestinian negotiations. Abbas said he believes the Trump administration can play...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016 file photo, a state flag of Mississippi is unfurled by Sons of Confederate Veterans and other groups on the grounds of the state Capitol in Jackson, Miss., in support of keeping the Confederate battle emblem on the state flag. Some black Mississippi officials say they are boycotting a regional legislative meeting that their own state is hosting, which meets July 29-Aug. 2, 2017, in Biloxi, to protest the Confederate battle emblem on the state flag. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
May 03, 2017 - 4:24 am
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — In part of a sweeping debate about the public display of Confederate symbols across the South, some black legislators in Mississippi say they are boycotting a regional meeting that their own state is hosting this summer, to protest the rebel emblem on the state flag. The...
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Everett Matthews, of Baton Rouge, La., holds up a sign outside the Triple S Food Mart, where Alton Sterling was killed last year, in Baton Rouge, La., Tuesday, May 2, 2017. The U.S. Justice Department has decided not to charge two white Baton Rouge police officers in the death of Sterling, whose death was captured on cellphone video, fueling protests in Louisiana's capital and beyond. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
May 02, 2017 - 9:41 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department has decided not to charge two white Baton Rouge police officers in the death of a black man whose fatal shooting was captured on cellphone video, fueling protests in Louisiana's capital and beyond, The Associated Press has learned. Federal...
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May 02, 2017 - 8:00 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department has decided not to charge two white Baton Rouge police officers in the death of a black man whose fatal shooting was captured on cellphone video, fueling protests in Louisiana's capital and beyond, The Associated Press has learned. Federal...
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Residents of Chacao's municipality block a main street in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Residents blocked streets with trash bags, broken concrete and twisted metal Tuesday to protest the president's bid to rewrite the constitution amid a deepening political crisis. The sign at left reads in Spanish "No more cheating." (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
May 02, 2017 - 7:24 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — People blocked streets in Caracas with broken concrete, twisted metal and flaming piles of trash Tuesday to protest the socialist president's bid to rewrite the constitution amid a rapidly escalating political crisis. The barricades came a day after President Nicolas...
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A woman holds a Venezuelan flag on her chest as she joins a roadblock in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Residents blocked streets with trash bags, broken concrete and twisted metal Tuesday to protest the president's bid to rewrite the constitution amid a deepening political crisis. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
May 02, 2017 - 5:13 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — People blocked streets in Caracas with broken concrete, twisted metal and flaming piles of trash Tuesday to protest the socialist president's bid to rewrite the constitution amid a rapidly escalating political crisis. President Nicolas Maduro signed a decree Monday to...
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