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Protesters ‘occupy’ lawmakers’ Washington offices

WASHINGTON — Around 1,000 demonstrators assembled at US lawmakers’ offices on Thursday as part of a “Take Back the Capitol,” action targeting corporate America’s influence in Washington’s corridors of power. Protesters — many of them labor-union activists who support the Occupy Wall Street movement that began in New York in…

WATCH LIVE: Occupy Oakland prepares for general strike

Protesters in Oakland on Wednesday were planning a range of activities aimed at shutting down the nation’s fifth-largest port. Actions were expected to kick off at 9 a.m. PT at a rally downtown. At around 7 p.m. PT, demonstrators were expected to march to the Port of Oakland. Watch this…