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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Activists plan to call for education equity during a rally today at the South Carolina Statehouse, while a Black Lives Matter group plans to march onto a bridge connecting Minneapolis and St. Paul to call attention to two shootings. It's all part of the 30th anniversary of the federal holiday honoring slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorations are also planned in New York, Washington and Atlanta.

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (AP) — Police say a tip from the suspect's ex-girlfriend helped lead to the arrest of a man in the death of a police officer found behind the municipal building in Danville, Ohio. Knox County Sheriff David Shaffer says in a statement that a woman called, saying that police officers in Danville were in danger, and that her ex-boyfriend, Herschel Ray Jones, had weapons and was looking to kill an officer.

PARIS (AP) — French President Francois Hollande (frahn-SWAH' oh-LAWND') has laid out plans for training half a million jobless workers, greater use of apprenticeships, and aid for companies that hire young workers as he declared "a state of economic and social emergency." Hollande unveiled a 2-billion-euro plan to revive hiring and catch up with a fast-moving world economy. Hollande says his plans would not "put into question" the 35-hour workweek.

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — An anti-terrorism court in Pakistan has cleared former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf (pur-VEHZ' moo-SHAH'-ruhv) in a murder case stemming from a crackdown on separatist insurgents in Baluchistan province. One raid killed nationalist leader Akbar Bugti. Bugti's counsel says he will appeal the verdict.

LONDON (AP) — There won't be a binding vote but the British Parliament plans a three-hour debate today on a citizen call to ban U.S. presidential hopeful Donald Trump from the U.K. over his remarks about Muslims. More than 500,000 people have signed an online petition calling for the ban. Under British law, any online petition backed by 100,000 people is considered for parliamentary debate.

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