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FILE - In this Sunday, June 28, 2015 file photo, participants of a Pride Week event in Istanbul, chant slogans after police used a water canon to disperse them. For several years, Pride Week in Istanbul attracted tens of thousands of participants, making it one of largest gatherings celebrating gay, lesbian and transgender rights and diversity in the Muslim world. That changed suddenly in 2015, when authorities, citing security concerns, banned gay and trans-gender pride events chasing away shocked participants trying to converge on central Taksim Square with tear gas and water cannons. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel, File)
June 25, 2017 - 5:54 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — Activists for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex rights say they will march for Pride in Istanbul, despite a ban by the governor's office. Organizers of the 2017 Istanbul LGBTI Pride said Sunday the gathering would begin at 5 p.m. (14:00 GMT) in central Taksim Square, using...
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June 25, 2017 - 5:34 am
LONDON (AP) — British police say they have arrested a woman after a car collided with pedestrians outside a Newcastle sports center, injuring six people. Police say the incident is not believed to be terror-related. Northumbria Police say officers are trying to determine what happened outside...
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June 25, 2017 - 2:14 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police Chief Charlie Beck told graduating cadets on Saturday to "be strong. Be ethically correct. Do the right thing" after a scandal in the youth program involving allegations of stolen police cars and underage sex. During a ceremony at the University of Southern California,...
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June 25, 2017 - 2:13 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck has told graduating cadets to be ethical and "do the right thing" in the wake of a scandal involving the youth program. Speaking to about 2,000 cadets Saturday, Beck also promised to protect them. The ceremony came two days after the chief...
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A woman holds an umbrella to protect her from the sun walks by Socialist Party headquarters were a giant banner is placed reading in albanian " For the Albania we Love" one day ahead of the upcoming general election in capital Tirana, Albania, on Saturday, June 24, 2017. Albania holds parliamentary elections Sunday, in a poll that will gauge the country's readiness to start European Union membership talks. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)
June 25, 2017 - 1:30 am
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albanians were voting Sunday in a general election that follows a landmark agreement between the country's two biggest political parties to look past their bitter differences and back efforts for Albania to eventually join the European Union. Holding a free and fair election...
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June 24, 2017 - 9:34 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in California are investigating two possible hate crimes against Islamic centers in Sacramento and Davis. The Sacramento County Sheriff's Department says it is investigating an incident at Masjid Annur Islamic Center in Sacramento. Officials say a deputy was...
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June 24, 2017 - 5:07 pm
An off-duty black St. Louis police officer's race factored into him being mistakenly shot by a white officer who didn't recognize him during a shootout with black suspects this week, the wounded officer's lawyer contends. The 38-year-old black officer was off duty when he heard a commotion near his...
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June 24, 2017 - 2:44 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — An off-duty black St. Louis police officer's race factored into him being mistakenly shot by a white officer who didn't recognize him during a shootout with black suspects this week, the wounded officer's lawyer contends. The 38-year-old black officer was off duty when he heard a...
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June 24, 2017 - 1:56 pm
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Eleven days after laying his son to rest, Frank J. Kerrigan got a call from a friend. "Your son is alive," he said. "Bill (Shinker) put my son on the phone," Kerrigan said. "He said 'Hi Dad.' " Orange County coroner's officials had misidentified the body, the Orange County...
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This undated photo provided by Heather Kester, shows Savannah, at Niagara Falls, N.Y., whose mother requested only her first name be used and who is a young Mormon girl that told her congregation during a Sunday service she is a lesbian before her microphone was turned off by local church leaders. Savannah's emotional speech is sparking a new round of discussions about how the conservative religion handles LGBT issues. (Heather Kester via AP)
June 24, 2017 - 11:26 am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A video of a young Mormon girl revealing to her congregation that she is lesbian and still loved by God — before her microphone is turned off by local church leaders — is sparking a new round of discussions about how the religion handles LGBT issues. Savannah, 13, spoke on May...
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