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International Women's Day: Strikes and protests around the world

The move by House Democrats is part of a "Day Without a Woman" strike, designed to highlight how crucial women are to the US national workforce.

"I think it's important women in Congress show our solidarity," said Congresswoman Lois Frankel.

Schools in some districts were forced to close after staff walked out.

International Women's Day has grown from a labour movement with its roots in a 1908 protest to a UN-recognised annual event.

 

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Protests and school walkouts over Trump win

Demonstrators smashed storefront windows and set rubbish and tyres alight in downtown Oakland, across the bay from San Francisco. A few miles away, students at the University of California at Berkeley protested on campus.

In Portland, Oregon, protesters blocked downtown traffic while chanting "not my president".

Hundreds of students in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Seattle, Washington, as well as in smaller towns around America, walked out of class in an effort to "stop president Trump".

Why are Facebook users checking in here?

By Monday, hundreds of thousands of people had checked in at Standing Rock Indian Reservation on the social networking site.

But many of them weren't anywhere near the location where demonstrators have been picketing the controversial $3.7 billion pipeline.

A post circulating on Facebook gave one possible explanation for the surge in activity, claiming that the mass check-ins were organized to prevent local law enforcement from tracking protesters on social media.

The sheriff's department denied that accusation on Monday, calling it "absolutely false."

Ex-congressman: 'If Trump loses, I'm grabbing my musket'

Walsh, a former tea party congressman from Illinois who is now a conservative talk radio host, tweeted, "On November 8th, I'm voting for Trump. On November 9th, if Trump loses, I'm grabbing my musket. You in?"

Walsh did not immediately respond to a CNN request for comment. But he did respond to CNN's Jake Tapper via Twitter when he asked: "What exactly does that mean?"

"It means protesting. Participating in acts of civil disobedience. Doing what it takes to get our country back," he responded to Tapper.

Argentine women to strike after fatal rape of teenager

Lucia Perez, 16, died earlier this month in the city of Mar del Plata.

Two men who dropped her off at a hospital on 8 October, freshly washed and dressed, said she had overdosed on drugs. But doctors found evidence of extreme sexual violence.

A march will begin at 17:00 local time (20:00 GMT) in the capital, Buenos Aires.

Activist groups are calling on women to wear black when they walk out of their places of work for an hour at midday on Wednesday (14:00 GMT). They are calling the actions Miercoles Negro - Spanish for Black Wednesday.

Charlotte shooting: State of emergency amid protests

Violence erupted for a second night after Keith Lamont Scott was shot dead by a black officer on Tuesday.

One protester is in a critical condition after a "civilian on civilian" shooting, the city said.

Mr Scott was the third black man killed by police in a week. Such shootings have sparked huge protests recently.