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- As Myanmar president meets with Obama, former prisoners, human rights groups call on leaders to adhere to reforms
- Homeowners rally in Washington, DC, calling on Obama Administration to prosecute Wall Street execs for foreclosure crisis
- New York residents push for accountability after killings by police
- Parents, teachers march in Chicago to protest closure of city’s public schools
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- Sectarian violence continues in Iraq where explosions across country target Shia Muslims
- Zimbabwe voter registration drive ends with thousands still not signed up to vote
- Justice Department search warrant for Fox reporter's Gmail; calls James Rosen co-conspirator
- New Orleans' second-line parade tradition continues despite Mother's Day violence
- Pakistan senior opposition party leader Zahra Shahid Hussain killed; Karachi revote peaceful
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In Chicago today teachers, parents and residents marched to protest the closure of more than 50 public schools in the city. It’s the third of a multi-day protest and comes before the Chicago Board of Education meets Wednesday to decide on the closings. The Real News Network’s Jaisal Noor has more.
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In New York, recent high profile killings by the police department have drawn the anger of communities of color. The civilian deaths, coupled with a class action lawsuit against the department's “Stop, Question and Frisk” policy, have placed heightened scrutiny on what critics charge is institutional racism. FSRN's Peter Rugh has more.
Homeowners rally in Washington, DC, calling on Obama Administration to prosecute Wall Street execs for foreclosure crisisMon, 05/20/2013 - 15:39
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Hundreds of homeowners from around the country converged in Washington, DC today to pressure the Obama Administration to hold Wall Street accountable for fraudulent lending, illegal foreclosures, and the destabilization of the economy. Several protesters were arrested for blocking the entrance to the Justice Department. Participants used the phrase “too big to jail,” in an effort to raise awareness about and the failure of government officials to prosecute those responsible for the recession and foreclosure crisis. In Washington, D.C., FSRN’s Alice Ollstein has more.
As Myanmar president meets with Obama, former prisoners, human rights groups call on leaders to adhere to reformsMon, 05/20/2013 - 15:39
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President Barack Obama met with Myanmar’s head of state today in Washington, DC. It’s the first time in nearly 50 years that a leader from Myanmar, the Southeast Asian country also known as Burma, has met with a US president at the White House. Thien Sien has been president during the release of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi from house arrest and elections that ushered her into the Parliament.
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- Protesters increase calls to close Guantanamo as hunger strike continues
- Federal fracking rules draw criticism from industry and environmentalists
- New evidence, testimony from Syrian city shows arbitrary detention, torture under government control
- Nigeria’s expanding military attacks on Boko Haram spur concern about government abuse
- Advocates warn of curtailed labor rights following DC Court ruling on NLRB workplace posters