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  • Gay groups say new policy is the right step, but not far enough

    December 21, 2015 2:45 PM

    WASHINGTON - Gay rights activists say a new federal policy on blood donations is a "step in the right direction," but that it still falls short. Health officials are no longer banning blood donations from gay and bisexual men for their entire lifetimes. But the new policy still bars... more »
  • Planned Parenthood chief says Congress should be investigating activists instead

    September 29, 2015 6:49 PM

    WASHINGTON - The president of Planned Parenthood is asking why Congress is investigating her group -- instead of investigating the anti-abortion activists who secretly made recordings in which Planned Parenthood officials talk about providing fetal tissue for research. Cecile Richards testified before a House panel today. She says it's... more »
  • Sharpton: Activists ready for decision in Ferguson

    November 19, 2014 5:31 PM

    NEW YORK - Activists from across the country are gearing up for the highly anticipated announcement of a grand jury's decision over whether a white police officer should face criminal charges in the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, the Rev. Al Sharpton said Wednesday. After months... more »
  • 22 arrests made in New Orleans immigration protest

    November 15, 2013 11:30 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - 22 arrests were made as a result of a protest in New Orleans by pro-immigration activists. Several hundred demonstrators blocked a downtown New Orleans intersection Thursday to protest the tactics of Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. The protest was organized by the New Orleans Workers' Center... more »
  • UN inspectors visit Syrian hospital

    August 26, 2013 2:59 PM

    DAMASCUS, Syria - Activists in Syria say U.N. inspectors have spent about three hours at a makeshift hospital in one of the areas near Damascus that were hit by what the opposition says was a chemical weapons attack by government forces last week. The inspectors met with doctors and took... more »
  • Animal activists accuse woman of "dog flipping"

    March 1, 2013 6:44 PM

    LIVINGSTON PARISH - Animal rights activists are accusing a woman of lying about adopting animals to make a quick buck. The Livingston Parish SPCA calls it "dog-flipping." People take in an unwanted dog for free then sell it to someone else. It's not illegal, but parish SPCA president... more »

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