• This image posted on the Twitter page of Syria's al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front on Thursday, May 5, 2016, shows a fighter from the Nusra Front firing a weapon during clashes against Syrian government forces and pro-government militiamen in the town of Khan Touman, near Aleppo province, Syria. Al-Qaida’s branch in Syria has recruited hundreds of new fighters, including teenagers, and taken territory from government forces in a successful offensive in the north, illustrating how the cease-fire put in place by Russia and the United State to weaken the militants has in many ways backfired. Arabic, bottom, reads "preparation for the attack with heavy machine gun fire in Khan Touman." (Al-Nusra Front social media account via AP)

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  • FILE- In this May 23, 2016, file photo, protesters gather outside of a courthouse after Officer Edward Nero, one of six Baltimore city police officers charged in connection to the death of Freddie Gray, was acquitted of all charges in his trial in Baltimore. Black activists in Baltimore and beyond say they are disappointed but not discouraged after neither of the first two police officers to stand trial in the death of Gray was convicted. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

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    BALTIMORE (AP) — Black activists in Baltimore and beyond say they are disappointed but not discouraged after neither of the first two police officers to stand trial in the death of a man who was injured in the back of a police van was convicted.

  • Riot police officers take position amid tear gas smoke during a demonstration held as part of nationwide labor actions in Paris, Thursday, May 26, 2016. French protesters scuffled with police, dock workers set off smoke bombs and union activists disrupted fuel supplies and nuclear plants Thursday in the biggest challenge yet to President Francois Hollande's government as it tries to give employers more flexibility. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

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  • A protestor holding a white rose runs from tear gas fired by police during a demonstration held as part of nationwide labor actions in Paris, Thursday, May 26, 2016. Paris police have detained people and scuffled with masked protesters as several thousand marched through the French capital to demand that the government scrap a labor bill. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

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    PARIS (AP) — Volley after volley of tear gas poisoned the Paris air Thursday, as authorities struggled against nationwide strikes and a groundswell of public anger at a high-stakes government attempt to change the way France views work.

  • Anti-Trump protesters block the streets following a rally and speech by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at the Albuquerque Convention Center where the event was held, in Albuquerque, N.M., Tuesday, May 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

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    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A day after a riot erupted outside a Donald Trump rally, Albuquerque officials blamed the downtown melee not on impassioned politics but on an unruly group intent on creating chaos in a city that has seen more than its share of violence.

  • In this April 30, 2016 file photo, Jesse Williams attend the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner in Washington. Williams, of ABC's "Grey's Anatomy," is an executive producer and is interviewed in the film, "Stay Woke: the Black Lives Matter Movement." It airs Thursday at 9 p.m. EDT on BET. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

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    NEW YORK (AP) — Actor Jesse Williams says he sees BET’s documentary premiering Thursday on the Black Lives Matter movement as a time capsule capturing the conditions that led to the group’s formation.