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Russia blocks app used to organize protests

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has banned the use on its territory of a smartphone app widely used like a walkie-talkie to organize demonstrations and other gatherings. The app, called Zello, reportedly has been popular among long-distance truckers in Russia who are conducting strikes to protest a road tariff system. Zello, based in the United States, said Russia halted the use of the app late Wednesday. The agency that oversees electronic communications in Russia, Roskomnadzor, had announced earlier in the week that the service would be ended because Zello did not comply with an Internet law. That law demands that...

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Protesters Demand to Speak to Ryan During Visit

RGV (KFXV) — While speaker Paul Ryan toured the valley others protested the visit. This including community members and several pro-immigrant organizations. Several people took to the streets in McAllen to protest Paul Ryan’s tour of the valley. In a visit not open to media, U.S. House of Representatives Speaker, toured the South Texas border on land, air and water. Ryan’s visit marks a first as part of the new administration trying to see firsthand border issues in this region. After finishing the tour and meeting with local officials at the Border Patrol Station in McAllen. Several organizations gathered...

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Some military vets tweet support for Kaepernick’s protest

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Colin Kaepernick’s protest of the national anthem is apparently winning support from some military veterans on Twitter. The San Francisco 49ers quarterback sparked controversy during the NFL’s preseason by sitting instead of standing during the “Star-Spangled Banner.” Kaepernick says he’s protesting what he describes as oppression of minorities in the United States. Some who have criticized the protest said it was insulting to veterans. But some people who identify themselves as veterans have tweeted pictures of themselves in uniform and messages of support under the hashtag VeteransForKaepernick . One says he served to protect...

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Latest Details In Dallas Shooting

DALLAS (KFXV) — We begin tonight with the terrifying scene and images that have been circulating the web and the world. After chaos erupted during a peaceful protest overnight in Dallas. Bullets suddenly rained down from the sky while protesters marched against the shooting deaths of two African-American men in two other states.Police say a sniper targeted officers from above. In all, 12 officers were shot, along with two civilians. Five officers were killed. Late this afternoon officials in Dallas confirming the suspect that died after an hours-long standoff at a parking garage downtown identified as 25-year-old Micah Johnson.An...

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Police: 5 Officers Dead, 7 Hurt In Dallas Protest Shooting

DALLAS (AP) — Gunmen shot and killed five police officers and wounded seven others during a protest over fatal police shootings of black men in other states, authorities said. It appeared to be the deadliest day for U.S. law enforcement since the 2001 terrorist attacks. Thursday’s bloodshed, which unfolded just a few blocks from where President John F. Kennedy was slain in 1963, also evoked the trauma of the nation’s tumultuous civil rights era. Police Chief David Brown blamed “snipers” and said three suspects were in custody. Mayor Mike Rawlings said a fourth was slain by police in a...

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