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After the reports of his disappearance, wanted posters printed by activists began appearing around Tehran. Mortazavi's wife and lawyer denied he was missing, but said he was looking to appeal the ruling. His lawyer could not be immediately reached Sunday. Canada has blamed Mortazavi for the death in ...
Prominent Kansas Republicans and gun-rights lobbyists rallied Friday to offer a rebuttal to demands for firearms restrictions in wake of U.S. school shootings and to express support for bills in the Legislature lowering the concealed-carry age limit and making it easier to arm classroom teachers. Secretary of State Kris ...

The students hope to succeed where other activists have failed in enacting stricter legislation on gun ownership, either at the state or federal level. ... in Miami, Edgar Mendez in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, Karen Dillion in Mission, Kansas and Dan Whitcomb in Los Angeles; Editing by Richard Chang).
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A new monument is coming to Kansas City's east side to honor local civil rights activists. County leaders broke ground on the "Monument to Freedom, Justice and Courage" on Wednesday inside the Leon M. Jordan Memorial Park at 31st Street and Benton Boulevard. The monument ...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- There are an estimated 900 thoroughfares in the United States named after Martin Luther King Jr., but Kansas City doesn't have one. Activists want to rename the Paseo, one of the city's major boulevards, after the civil rights leader, but the city's Parks and Recreation Board recently ...
Linda Brown, who fought against racial segregation in schools in Kansas and was at the center of a landmark Supreme Court case, has died. Brown's death was confirmed by her sister Cheryl Brown Henderson to The Topeka Capital-Journal, a Kansas-based publication. The Peaceful Rest Funeral Chapel ...

The shooting was mentioned at the Oscars Sunday night, and artists and activists paid tribute to the people killed. Oscars host Jimmy Kimmel, in his remarks about acceptance speeches, said the winners should speak with passion and that they "have an opportunity and a platform to remind millions of ...
Justice Matters is one of the four groups behind the campaign, which the activists are calling "Jail No." The other partners — the Lawrence chapter of the NAACP, the social justice advocacy group Kansas Appleseed and the taxpayer watchdog group Lawrence Sunset Alliance — also turned out Saturday to ...
A former dam development company executive has been arrested in the 2016 killing of renowned indigenous and environmental activist Berta Caceres, ... Activists, friends and relatives of Caceres protested in the nation's capital, Tegucigalpa, on Friday to mark the two-year anniversary of her killing and ...
For the past four decades, anytime there was an event in Wichita, chances are there was Colleen “Coke” Didier. At RiverFest. At Zoobilee, Chamber Music at The Barn, the Heart of America Men's Chorus. Any gay pride events — she was always there, advocating for equal rights. “She had a listening ear for ...
The debate over the police shooting of an innocent man intensified at Wichita City Hall on Tuesday, with the mayor admonishing activists for interrupting a pastor supporting police and some police critics getting thrown out for arguing with the council. It was the most tense day yet at a City Council meeting ...
About 200 low-wage workers and union members sporting pickets and signs rallied on Monday around lunch hour at a Kansas City McDonald's to urge an increase in the minimum wage to $15 an hour. Monday's rally at the McDonald's at 1200 Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd. came on the 50th anniversary of the ...
A Minneapolis freedom-of-information activist has claimed victory in his long-running legal battle to see emails from the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office pertaining to biometric technologies. The Minnesota Supreme Court on Wednesday largely backed Tony Webster, who said the county violated ...
A widely shared video showing a white Boston police officer stopping and questioning a black man who was on his way to a barbershop has roiled civil rights activists, who say the confrontation is indicative of the way law enforcement routinely view black men with suspicion. The video posted on Facebook ...
Maru Mora-Villalpando, a 47-year-old Mexico City native and activist supporting immigrants who are detained at the privately run Northwest Detention Center ... Earlier this month, United Nations human rights experts called on the U.S. to protect Mora-Villalpando and other activists from deportation, saying ...
Last week, hundreds of gun control advocates rallied outside the Georgia Capitol, calling for new laws to help put an end to mass shootings. Students staged "die-ins," mothers confronted lawmakers and activists pledged to vote out any lawmakers who do not enact "sensible" reform. The annual rally had ...
Black activists in St. Louis say Gov. Eric Greitens' criticism of the city's circuit attorney following his felony indictment had racial undertones. About 100 people, most of them African-American, gathered for a protest Monday outside a St. Louis courthouse to show their support for Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner, ...

Connecticut chief justice nominee Andrew McDonald denies he's an "activist" justice, a claim made by some of his opponents. Conservative groups want lawmakers to reject McDonald, calling him an "activist" who puts his liberal political beliefs ahead of the law. Meanwhile, conservative lawmakers claim ...
Maru Mora-Villalpando, a 47-year-old Mexico City native and activist supporting immigrants who are detained at the privately run Northwest Detention Center ... Earlier this month, United Nations human rights experts called on the U.S. to protect Mora-Villalpando and other activists from deportation, saying ...
One of the other people being honored Friday for civil rights work is Rita Schwerner Bender, who demanded answers from Mississippi officials after her first husband, Michael Schwerner, and two other activists, James Chaney and Andrew Goodman, were killed outside Philadelphia, Mississippi, in 1964 ...
The Latest on civil rights activists being honored in Mississippi (all times local):. 8:15 p.m.. The woman who faced threats and harassment when she integrated a southern school as a child several decades ago says "the next civil rights movement" should be banning assault weapons. Ruby Bridges Hall ...
Wichita — Kansas can't cut Medicaid funds to a Planned Parenthood affiliate over videos anti-abortion activists secretly recorded in 2015, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday. The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals' decision leaves in place a lower court's preliminary injunction that blocked Kansas from ...
An activist investor has set its sights on a Kansas City-area public company — one day after it announced plans to restructure. Overland Park-based QTS Realty Trust Inc. (NYSE: QTS) plans to restructure around its top-selling products and to exit cloud and managed services. It also revealed that its COO ...
Local activists say they will gather at Phoenix City Council chambers to protest how police handled protesters during last year's visit by President Donald Trump and ask that taxpayer money not be used to host the leader in the future. The activist group Puente says its protest of the visit six months ago will ...
A prominent human rights activist in Bahrain was sentenced Wednesday to five years in prison over tweets alleging prison torture in his country and misconduct in ... They joined pro-democracy activists in demanding more political freedoms in 2011, as Arab Spring protests swept the wider Middle East.
A leading Catalan politician has vowed to carry on advocating for Catalan independence from her current base in Switzerland where she is evading a Spanish judicial probe for her role in last year's illegal secession attempt. Anna Gabriel, the leader of the anti-establishment Popular Unity Candidature ...
Australia continued to work effectively with Cambodia, an Australian minister said on Wednesday after news that a murdered Cambodian political activist's family had been accepted as refugees. Kem Ley's wife and five children arrived in the Australian city of Melbourne from Thailand on Saturday, state ...
In Kuwait, activists have been gathering nightly to peacefully demonstrate against their government — something that elsewhere in the Arabian Peninsula would see protesters tear-gassed, beaten, arrested and sentenced to prison. The rallies, just across the street from Kuwait's National Assembly, show ...
The debate over the police shooting of an innocent man intensified at Wichita City Hall on Tuesday, with the mayor admonishing activists for interrupting a pastor supporting police and some police critics getting thrown out for arguing with the council. It was the most tense day yet at a City Council meeting ...
About 200 low-wage workers and union members sporting pickets and signs rallied on Monday around lunch hour at a Kansas City McDonald's to urge an increase in the minimum wage to $15 an hour. Monday's rally at the McDonald's at 1200 Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd. came on the 50th anniversary of the ...
U.S. Kansas Republican Reps. Kevin Yoder and Lynn Jenkins, as well as Democrat Rep. Emanuel Cleaver from Missouri, contacted immigration authorities to discuss the case. On Thursday, his relatives expressed their thanks to supporters. "I guess I've become an activist," said Jamal's oldest son, Taseen ...
The legal aid group Thai Lawyers for Human Rights said the activists were charged with violating the ruling junta's ban on political assembly and nine faced an additional charge of sedition. "I don't understand why I have been charged," said Netiwit Chotipatpaisal, a student activist. "I think Thailand is a ...
Foster and Jessup were among 11 activists with the group Climate Direct Action who were arrested in North Dakota, Minnesota, Montana and Washington state the day of the protest. The activists broke into private property and turned shut-off valves at five pipelines that moved oil from Canada to the U.S..
Syrian activists say two hospitals have been hit amid a wave of airstrikes on opposition-held areas in the northwest province of Idlib, the largest remaining rebel stronghold in Syria. The bombardment comes after rebels shot down a Russian fighter jet on Saturday. The activist-run Edlib Media Center and the ...
Police arrested 17 activists who blocked a light-rail line carrying Super Bowl ticketholders to U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday in a protest against police brutality and privileges enjoyed by wealthy visitors that shut down trains for more than two hours. Live video from the scene showed officers unlocking or ...
The Latest on Super Bowl protests (all times local):. 7:55 p.m.. A Metro Transit spokesman says 17 people taken away after blocking a light-rail line carrying ticketholders to the Super Bowl in Minneapolis have been cited and released. Howie Padilla says they were cited for unlawful interference with transit.
Syrian activists say two hospitals have been hit amid a wave of airstrikes on opposition-held areas in the northwest province of Idlib, the largest remaining rebel stronghold in Syria. The bombardment comes after rebels shot down a Russian fighter jet on Saturday. The activist-run Edlib Media Center and the ...
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. -- In 2000, Erin Brockovich became a household name when actress Julia Roberts played her in the movie, “Erin Brockovich.” The environmental activist helped win a multi-million dollar settlement and, in the process, open doors for women. Brockovich grew up in Lawrence, Kansas, ...
Dennis Peron, an activist who was among the first people to argue for the benefits of marijuana for AIDS patients and helped legalize medical pot in California, died Saturday at 72. The San Francisco Chronicle reported that Peron died in a hospital in the city. Peron was a driving force behind a San ...
Ethan James ScherrerAn episode that highlights everything wrong with petty student-politicians is now unfolding at the University of Kansas, where activists want to impeach the president of their own alternative student government. That's right: KU has two parallel student governments—an official one, and ...
WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Local activists hosted a rally in Old Town Saturday to show support for DACA recipients living in Kansas. Organizers for Saturday's rally say 6,000 DACA recipients live in the Sunflower State. Some attendees of the protest say the imminent DACA decision not only affects their life, ...
Trump established the commission in May after claiming, without evidence, that massive voter fraud had cost him the popular vote, and he appointed Vice President Mike Pence and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach to lead the panel. But after months went by and the commission faced pushback from ...
Organizers planned more pro-government rallies in Iran after Friday prayers while activists posted new videos purporting to show protests challenging the Islamic Republic's government. Activists described the protest videos as showing demonstrations in Tehran on Thursday night, including chants against ...
First Female President of Malawi to Speak at Kansas State. A woman living in exile after spending two years as president of the east African country of Malawi is speaking at Kansas State University. Jan. 3, 2018, at ... She has also been a women's rights activist, entrepreneur, educator and lawmaker. She is ...
She had mounted a campaign to make sure the man convicted of running down her sister with his car remained in prison. The man is a relative of a prominent Kiev judge. A court last week rejected his appeal to be released from prison. Activists and bloggers rallied on Tuesday outside the headquarters of ...
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and Syria-based activist Mazen al-Shami said Monday's fighting was concentrated inside the military installation near the suburb of Harasta, where the government force has been trapped. The Observatory said the Syrian air force conducted at least a ...
Hundreds of lawyers, activists and others were detained in a coordinated nationwide sweep that sent a chill through China's activist community. Many were later released. Vaguely defined subversion charges are frequently leveled against human rights activists and perceived political foes of the ruling ...
A marijuana activist whose advocacy dates to the 1960s counterculture has been arrested in California toting 22 pounds of illegal marijuana, prosecutors said Wednesday. Irvin Dana Beal, 70, of New York, was arrested Saturday in far Northern California after prosecutors said his rental car was spotted ...
Airstrikes on a Syrian village in the rebel-held northwestern province of Idlib killed at least 17 people, including women and children, activists and rescue workers ... Images posted by a local activist-operated media platform, The Idlib Media Center, showed a twisted car next to rubble of squashed buildings.
Australia has accepted the family of a murdered Cambodian political activist as refugees, a lawmaker said Tuesday, as the Australian government encourages its rejected refugees to resettle in Cambodia. Kem Ley's wife and five children arrived in the Victoria state capital, Melbourne, from Thailand on ...


 

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