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Ukraine Protests Timeline

Three protesters died during Wednesday's confrontation between police and demonstrators in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev, further escalating the two-month-old protest movement over the government decision to ditch a cooperation deal with the European Union for closer ties with Moscow.

Here are the key dates that have shaped the protests...

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Park Service Approves Immigration Reform Rally on ‘Closed’ National Mall…

A planned immigration reform rally will take place on the National Mall on Tuesday even though the site is closed due to the government shutdown. Organizers for the Camino Americano: March for Immigration Reform were spotted Monday setting up a stage and equipment on the National Mall for the rally which will take place on Tuesday. A few scattered barriers around the park have signs informing visitors that the area is closed as a result of the government shutdown. Susana Flores, a spokesperson...

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Union Members Paid by Democrats to Protest World War II Vets

It appears that the Obama administration is violating the First Rule of Holes. Yesterday the administration looked awful when it “closed” and barricaded the World War II memorial on the Mall. The memorial is, by its nature, open. There is nothing to close. And the administration knows that every day, tour groups consisting of WWII vets, now mostly in their late 80s or early 90s, come to Washington to visit the memorial. So the administration couldn’t resist closing the WWII memorial by putting up barricades, as part of their effort to dramatize how terrible the government “shutdown” is...

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