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  • Pete Seeger dies at 94; balladeer was America's conscience

    Pete Seeger dies at 94; balladeer was America's conscience
    Pete Seeger was a teenager in the 1930s when he heard an Appalachian balladeer perform on an old-fashioned, five-string banjo and fell in love with the instrument, the timeless melodies and, most of all, the words. "Compared to the trivialities of...
  • Federal task force to target campus sexual assaults

    Federal task force to target campus sexual assaults
    President Obama launched a federal task force on Wednesday to combat sexual assault on college campuses, telling the estimated one in five women who are victims, "I've got your back." Flanked by senior members of his Cabinet at the White House, Obama...
  • Activists urge L.A. City Council to ban fracking and acidizing

    Activists urge L.A. City Council to ban fracking and acidizing
    In the morning while walking to her car, Michelle Kennedy sometimes detects a smell like cat urine. The asthma her 6-year-old suffers seems to have worsened. Kennedy blames the oil and gas wells pumping in and near her South Los Angeles neighborhood....
  • Chokwe Lumumba dies at 66; activist, attorney was Jackson, Miss. mayor

    Chokwe Lumumba dies at 66; activist, attorney was Jackson, Miss. mayor
    Chokwe Lumumba, 66, a human rights activist and nationally prominent attorney who became mayor of Jackson, Miss., last year, died Tuesday at a Jackson hospital, city officials said. The cause wasn't immediately clear. As an attorney, Lumumba represented...
  • Ukraine protesters roar approval for proposed transitional government

    Ukraine protesters roar approval for proposed transitional government
    KIEV, Ukraine – Ukraine’s interim leaders on Wednesday presented their candidates for a transitional government to a crowd of several thousand gathered in Kiev’s Independence Square, who applauded and cheered each name. Proposed for the...
  • Ukraine's Tymoshenko freed from prison; Yanukovich in retreat

    Ukraine's Tymoshenko freed from prison; Yanukovich in retreat
    KIEV, Ukraine — The most ardent foe of Ukraine's embattled president was freed from prison Saturday and rushed to the capital, where she was greeted by tens of thousands of supporters chanting her name, some so overcome by emotion that they fainted....
  • Ukraine president ties tension to opponents' political ambitions

    Ukraine president ties tension to opponents' political ambitions
    KIEV, Ukraine – Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich, who went on sick leave Thursday, said he had fulfilled commitments to antigovernment protesters but that conditions remained tense because of the political ambitions of some opposition leaders....
  • Jailed Ukraine leader freed, heads to capital abandoned by president

    Jailed Ukraine leader freed, heads to capital abandoned by president
    Ukraine’s jailed ex-premier Julia Tymoshenko was freed from prison Saturday and headed for the capital city of Kiev, supporters said, while embattled President Viktor Yanukovich left the capital city as parliament voted to remove him and called...
  • Ukraine protesters take Kiev without a shot as Yanukovich flees

    Ukraine protesters take Kiev without a shot as Yanukovich flees
    KIEV, Ukraine -- Ukraine's capital fell into the hands of anti-government protesters Saturday morning. Without a shot fired, opposition units surrounded and took control of parliament, the Council of Ministers building and most important, the...
  • Deal to end Ukraine unrest appears to show Viktor Yanukovich the exit

    Deal to end Ukraine unrest appears to show Viktor Yanukovich the exit
    KIEV, Ukraine — After a violent week that turned parts of his capital into a war zone, Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich agreed Friday to a new election and a coalition government in a deal that appeared likely to seal his political fate and...
  • Ukraine government announces truce with protesters

    Ukraine government announces truce with protesters
    KIEV, Ukraine — A deadly confrontation in the Ukrainian capital eased, at least temporarily, late Wednesday when the government announced that it had reached a truce with opposition protesters who continue to occupy a square in central Kiev. The...