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Why Major Companies Are Severing Ties With The NRA After Parkland Shooting

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NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Bloomberg reporter Polly Mosendz about why major companies are severing ties with the Nation Rifle Association in the wake of protests over the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that left 17 people dead.

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Suspended For Protesting? Here's How To Explain It To Colleges

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High school students across the US have started to engage in non-violent political protests as part of the national debate surrounding gun ownership. Some school districts have threatened activists with suspension. Here's how you can explain a potential suspension to college admissions committees.

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Bills owner seeks compromise on protests

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Buffalo Bills owner Kim Pegula seeks compromise with the team's players on social protests.


Texas District Says Students Protesting Gun Violence Will Get Suspended

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The superintendent of a Houston-area school district threatened students with three-day suspensions if they participate in gun violence protests during school hours.

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[Ticker] Romanian minister demands anti-corruption prosecutor fired

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Romania's social democrat justice minister, Tudorel Toader, called on Thursday for the country's chief anti-corruption prosecutor, Laura Codruta Kovesi, to be removed from her post when presenting a 36-page report on alleged abuses by prosecutors. The speech triggered new street protests. Romanian president Klaus Iohannis rejected Toader's report, saying it "lacked clarity". Iohannis has the final say on firing any senior prosecutor.

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Protests over NKorean Olympics visit

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The upcoming visit of a North Korean military general to attend the closing ceremony of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics has led to protests in South Korea, where critics are demanding the cancellation of the visit or his arrest upon arrival for his alleged role in two attacks in the country which killed 50 people.


Palestinian attacker dies after shot by Israeli soldiers: army

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A Palestinian died after attacking Israeli soldiers and being shot during clashes overnight in the occupied West Bank, the army said Thursday. Protests broke out when the Israeli army entered the Palestinian city of Jericho in a bid to arrest suspects. The man was identified by the Palestinian Prisoners' Club as 33-year-old Yassin al-Saradeeh, from Jericho.

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Spain hit by HUGE protests: Thousands of retirees take to streets over pensions fears

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THOUSANDS of OAPs have been marching in Spain to demand "decent pensions" - even cutting access to the Spanish Parliament in Madrid and stopping traffic from passing.


Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny briefly detained before election

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Opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been charged with an administrative offence that could put him in jail when Vladimir Putin stands for re-election on March 18. Mr Navalny said on Twitter on Thursday afternoon that police had taken him into custody as he was coming out of a dentist's office. He posted a photograph of himself in a van with police officers. He later tweeted that he had been charged with illegally organising a public demonstration, an administrative violation that carries a potential 30-day jail sentence for repeat offenders like Mr Navalny, and released. Moscow police said in a statement that they detained Mr Navalny to inform him of the allegations against him, as he had not responded to a previous request to appear.  The anti-corruption activist has been holding campaign rallies and protests around Russia over the past year, but was barred in December from running against Vladimir Putin in the election due to a politicised embezzlement conviction against him.  Since then, he has been calling for a voter boycott on March 18. Although Mr Putin is expected to easily win given his stable popularity, the Kremlin fears an embarrassingly low turnout for the dull election. Vladimir Putin announces he will run for re-election at a car factory in December Credit: Mikhail Metzel/TASS via Getty Images Mr Navalny was detained at a electoral boycott rally on January 28, but police later released him without charges. He has said this was so he could be detained again closer to the election, since the kind of administrative arrest he has been sentenced to in the past can only last 30 days. “If they would jail me on 28 January, I would walk free on 28 February. But Putin wants me to be isolated right before the election, and preferably during the election,” he said.  Alexei Navalny is detained at a 28 January rally calling for an election boycott Credit: Evgeny Feldman/AP Earlier this month, investigators questioned Mr Navalny about allegedly kicking one of the police officers who were filmed tackling him to the ground at the January 28 protest. Mr Navalny's campaign manager Leonid Volkov was detained in a Moscow airport on Thursday morning on his way to speak at a Navalny headquarters in the city of Ufa. He faces similar charges of illegally organising a demonstration, Moscow police said on Thursday.

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