Civil rights pioneer Viola Desmond commemorated at site of her 1946 arrest in N.S.

Civil rights pioneer Viola Desmond is seen in this photo take in the early 1940s. (Wanda and Joe Robson Collection. 16-80-30220. Beaton Institute, Cape Breton University) Civil rights pioneer Viola Desmond is seen in this photo take in the early 1940s. (Wanda and Joe Robson Collection. 16-80-30220. Beaton Institute, Cape Breton University)

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Kremlin stages votes in Ukraine, sees protests in Russia

Russian forces launched new strikes on Ukrainian cities Saturday as Kremlin-orchestrated votes took place in occupied regions to create a pretext for their annexation by Moscow, while hundreds of people were arrested in Russia for protesting a military mobilization order aimed at beefing up the country's troops in Ukraine.