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Source: News 12 MIAMI – (AP) – President Donald Trump has demanded that Cuba return a woman convicted in the murder of a New Jersey state trooper.Trump made the demand for the return of Joanne Chesimard while announcing changes to Obama-era Cuba policy in Miami Friday. Chesimard was convicted in 1977 in …

Puerto Ricans who voted for US statehood in a non-binding referendum Sunday are “claiming our equal rights as American citizens,” Puerto Rico’s governor says. Ninety-seven percent of the votes favored statehood but voter participation was just 23% after opposition parties called for a boycott of what they called a “rigged” …

Article from Hudson Reporter North Bergen police officers held one of their monthly TAPS (Township Alternative Policing Strategy) meetings at the Uptown Library May 16. The department has been holding meetings to allow residents to express concerns and discuss issues with officers in a relaxed environment. Detective William Fleischhauer, Captain …

Article from ABC NEWS A group of graduating seniors from the University of Notre Dame turned their backs on their own graduation ceremony in protest of Vice President Mike Pence, who gave their commencement address there on Sunday. The protests, which were organized by a student activist group at Notre …

ARTICLE FROM WASHINGTON POST   RICHMOND — Self-proclaimed white nationalist Richard Spencer led a large group of demonstrators carrying torches and chanting “You will not replace us” Saturday in Charlottesville, protesting plans to remove a Confederate monument that has played an outsize role in this year’s race for Virginia governor. …

Barack Obama will make the first public appearance of his post-presidency on Monday when he speaks at an event in his hometown of Chicago, his office said Friday. It ends a three-month period of relative silence since Obama left office on Jan. 20, much of which he has spent on …

By Amanda Froelich at trueactivist.com “There is completely no water, so the animals are depending on humans. If we don’t help them, they will die.” Both people and wildlife have been adversely affected by a looming drought in Kenya, Africa. Approximately 1.3 million Kenyans are in need of food aid and …