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Biden's vaccine rules ignite instant, hot GOP opposition

Sep. 11, 2021 01:00 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's aggressive push to require millions of U.S. workers to get vaccinated against the coronavirus is running into a wall of resistance from Republican leaders threatening everything from lawsuits to civil disobedience, plunging the country deeper into...

Biden's vaccine rules ignite instant, hot GOP opposition

Sep. 10, 2021 22:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's aggressive push to require millions of U.S. workers to get vaccinated against the coronavirus is running into a wall of resistance from Republican leaders threatening everything from lawsuits to civil disobedience, plunging the country deeper into...

Civil rights activists plan protest of Black teens’ arrests

Aug. 31, 2021 17:39 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Civil rights activists say they’ll protest along the way to a popular Maryland beach destination on Thursday to bring attention to the violent arrests of Black teenagers in June that stemmed from confrontations over vaping. Carl Snowden from the...

Activists block court on eve of key ruling in Poland

Aug. 30, 2021 08:40 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A group of pro-democracy activists in Poland entered the grounds of the country's constitutional court in an act of civil disobedience Monday, on the eve of an expected court ruling critical to the country's future relationship with the rest of the European Union. ...

Report: 2 Hong Kongers plead guilty to foreign collusion

Aug. 19, 2021 08:39 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Two Hong Kongers pleaded guilty Thursday to conspiring to collude with foreign forces as well as Next Digital founder Jimmy Lai to endanger national security, local media reported. In a separate case, local media reported seven pro-democracy activists...

Michigan man charged with assaulting officer at US Capitol

Aug. 18, 2021 19:16 PM EDT

A 40-year- old mid-Michigan man has been arrested and accused of assaulting a police officer as part of the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. Logan Barnhart of Lansing is charged with assaulting and resisting with a dangerous weapon, civil disobedience,...

Black women, across generations, heed Biles’ Olympic example

Aug. 04, 2021 11:39 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Naomi Osaka. Simone Biles. Both are prominent young Black women under the pressure of a global Olympic spotlight that few human beings ever know. Both have faced major career crossroads at the Tokyo Games. Both cited pressure and mental health. The glare...

Residents: Myanmar leaders use pandemic as political weapon

Jul. 30, 2021 08:35 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — With coronavirus deaths rising in Myanmar, allegations are growing from residents and human rights activists that the military government, which seized control in February, is using the pandemic to consolidate power and crush opposition. In the last week,...

Pro-democracy, women's rights activists to get Liberty Medal

Jul. 20, 2021 15:55 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Hong Kong pro-democracy activist and a Saudi women's rights activist will be presented the Liberty Medal later this year. The National Constitution Center announced Tuesday that the annual award will be presented Sept. 21 to Jimmy Lai and Loujain...

Myanmar caught off guard as cases surge, oxygen dwindles

Jul. 11, 2021 07:12 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Soe Win stood in line at a plant to buy oxygen for his grandmother, who is struggling with COVID-19 symptoms. “I have been waiting since 5 in the morning until 12 noon but I’m still in line. Oxygen is scarcer than money,” said the resident of...