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DNC protesters camp in park, take 'hippie shower' in storms

usatoday.com — PHILADELPHIA -- Eric and Sue Lee sat comfortably under the shade of a tree in front of their pitched tent in FDR Park just outside Wells Fargo Center, where the night before Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders and First Lady Michelle Obama gave rousing opening night speeches at the Democratic National Convention.

Hundreds rally in Philly on opening day of convention

usatoday.com — PHILADELPHIA -- About 100 people gathered outside City Hall Monday morning to rally on behalf of the Equality Coalition, many carrying placards supporting former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders or slamming the Democratic National Committee. They came from as far as Oregon to join the group.

Boy, age 12, arrested in alleged plot to shoot police

13wmaz.com — Baton Rouge Police say they arrested a 12-year-old boy Friday who they say was the fourth suspect in a plot to kill police with handguns stolen from a city pawn shop. Police arrested three suspects after the pawn shop robbery almost a week earlier.

Boy, age 12, arrested in alleged plot to shoot police

usatoday.com — Baton Rouge Police say they arrested a 12-year-old boy Friday who they say was the fourth suspect in a plot to kill police with handguns stolen from a city pawn shop. Police arrested three suspects after the pawn shop robbery almost a week earlier.

Instagram goes rainbow for Pride

usatoday.com — As millions of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people gather with their supporters, family and friends for massive Pride marches in cities across the country, Instagram is lighting up with rainbow images of celebrations, memorials and ceremonies. New Hampshire, Oregon, Connecticut, Arizona and California have the highest rate of Pride-related posts, followed by Vermont, Washington state, Florida, Massachusetts and Washington, D.C.

After Orlando, Pride revisits its meaning

usatoday.com — When gay men and women first celebrated Pride in 1969, it capped a weeklong riot at a gay club, Stonewall, in New York City where patrons railed against police who frequently raided the club. At Pride marches in 1984, joy in acceptance and coming out was tempered by thoughts of a mysterious new illness, AIDS, ravaging gay men.

Voices: Rape survivors go public with their stories

usatoday.com — How long do you think it takes to be raped? For the victim of former Stamford swimmer Brock Turner, the sexual assault lasted the infamous "20 minutes." For Liz Taylor, it was 10 minutes. For Aubrey Blanche, it took five.

Social media dads share their best advice for fathers-to-be

usatoday.com — Think your dad's jokes are embarrassing? Imagine if they went viral. More and more dads are flaunting their fatherhood on social media. Right now, 7.5 million Twitter accounts use the word "dad" or "father" in their Twitter bio.

For LGBT community, fear, concern - and pride

usatoday.com — John Paul Brammer, 25, of New York City woke up Sunday to his roommate crying hysterically. The deadliest shooting spree in U.S. history had just taken place at a gay nightclub in Orlando. And even more wrenching: It happened during LGBT Pride month, a celebration that arose from violence against LGBT people.

Thousands donate blood in Orlando, FDA rules ban sexually active gay men

wtsp.com — Chandler Bryla, 24, of Orlando woke up at 5:30 a.m. to a call from his friend, checking to make sure he was OK. That's when he first heard that the deadliest shooting spree in U.S. history has just taken place at a gay nightclub he frequents - the first gay club he'd ever gone to in Orlando.
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Jul 27, 2016

Coffee. Coffee. Ibuprofen. Water. Coffee. And back to the streets of Philly for Day 3 of #DemConvention protest coverage. #DemsInPhilly

Jul 26, 2016

Police stand behind a gate, prepared to block protesters that try to enter to get near the convention hall. https://t.co/0aaI7BTKm4

Jul 26, 2016

Moved to a new protest. Police are in riot gear behind a fence. They are blocking the west entrance from protesters. https://t.co/40nWiSvdip

Jul 26, 2016

The protest has wound down to a candlelight vigil. Protesters are hugging and singing together. #DemsInPhilly https://t.co/TAY96yljoa

Jul 26, 2016

This group just came walking out of FDR Park toward the other protesters. Everyone is lighting candles. #DNCinPHL https://t.co/3mCkN2j5pa

Jul 26, 2016

Two Bernie supporters just pointed to me and @jaspercolt and yelled to the crowd "Media! They are the problem! Right here!" #DemsInPhilly

Jul 26, 2016

Police are lined up on the other side of the fence facing hundreds of protesters. #DemsInPhilly #DNCinPHL https://t.co/yRL6uInaGm


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