Human rights and civil liberties

December 10, 2017 - 8:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Simeon Booker, a trail-blazing African-American journalist and the first full-time black reporter at The Washington Post, died Sunday at the age of 99. Booker died at an assisted-living community in Solomons, Maryland, according to a Post obituary, citing his wife Carol. He had...
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FILE- In this Dec. 5, 2017, file photo, former Alabama Chief Justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore speaks at a campaign rally in Fairhope Ala. As Alabama's high-profile Senate race heads toward a Tuesday vote, supporters and opponents Moore are bending the truth, or shattering it to pieces, in the campaign's final stretch. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
December 10, 2017 - 7:53 pm
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — As Alabama's high-profile Senate race heads toward a Tuesday vote, supporters and opponents of GOP candidate Roy Moore are bending the truth — or shattering it to pieces — in the campaign's final stretch. One website falsely proclaimed that one of the women who accused Moore...
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International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), activist and Hiroshima survivor Setsuko Thurlow speaks in Oslo City Hall after the ICAN officially received the Nobel Peace Prize 2017, in Oslo, Norway. (Terje Bendiksby/ NTB scanpix via AP)
December 10, 2017 - 2:01 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — A survivor of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima compared her struggle to survive in 1945 to the objectives of the group awarded this year's Nobel's Peace Prize during a formal presentation Sunday. Setsuko Thurlow, who was 13 years old when the U.S. bomb devastated her Japanese city...
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Mississippi flag demonstrators stand along a ledge at the Energy Plaza where the state's bicentennial celebration and the grand opening ceremony for the two museums, the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, was held, Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, in Jackson, Miss. The protesters are seeking the removal of the Confederate battle flag emblem from the flag and support a different symbol entirely. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
December 10, 2017 - 6:22 am
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to Mississippi for the opening of museums dedicated to the state's history and its role in the civil rights movement (all times local): 11:20 p.m. Mississippi is the last state with a flag that includes the Confederate emblem. And...
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President Donald Trump, center, listens to Museum Division Director Lucy Allen, right, during a tour of the newly opened Mississippi Civil Rights Museum in Jackson, Miss., Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson, left, joins the president on the tour. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
December 09, 2017 - 3:30 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — President Donald Trump paid tribute Saturday to the leaders and foot soldiers of the civil rights movement whose sacrifices help make the United States a fairer and more just country, though protests surrounding his visit to Mississippi laid bare the stark divisions among...
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In this Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, photo, evangelical preacher Franklin Graham speaks in front of audience in Hanoi, Vietnam. More than 10,000 Vietnamese have filled up a stadium in a rare Christian evangelistic event led by the Rev. Franklin Graham, who says he wants the communist government to consider Christians its best citizens. (AP Photo/Hau Dinh)
December 08, 2017 - 11:05 pm
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — More than 10,000 Vietnamese filled up a stadium in a rare Christian evangelistic event led by the Rev. Franklin Graham, who said he wants the communist government to consider Christians its best citizens. Despite sweeping economic reforms over the past 30 years that made...
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In this Mov. 15, 2017, photo, MAX stabbing suspect Jeremy Christian appears in court in Portland, Ore., for a bail hearing. Christian, charged in the stabbing deaths of two commuters on a Portland light-rail train, told a psychologist hired by his defense team that he was on "autopilot" during the attack. (Beth Nakamura/The Oregonian via AP)
December 08, 2017 - 8:42 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A man charged with the stabbing deaths of two commuters on a Portland light-rail train was on "autopilot" and wasn't fully aware of his actions until he heard passengers screaming that he was killing people, according to a psychological evaluation unsealed Friday. The...
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Anita Hill speaks at a discussion about sexual harassment and how to create lasting change from the scandal roiling Hollywood at United Talent Agency on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Hill brought the concept of sexual harassment to national consciousness when she testified during Thomas' Supreme Court confirmation hearings. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)
December 08, 2017 - 8:42 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Anita Hill told a room full of entertainment industry professionals that her 1991 testimony about Clarence Thomas and the flood of sexual harassment allegations surfacing now are part of "an arc that had been bending toward justice." Hill and National Women's Law Center...
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December 08, 2017 - 6:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — News outlets including The Associated Press are filing a motion in federal court arguing that a document that reveals the names of investors in some Kushner Cos. apartment buildings in Maryland should be unsealed and available to the media. In a case before U.S. district court in...
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December 08, 2017 - 4:24 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Dylan Howard, the top editor at National Enquirer publisher American Media Inc., who previously faced allegations of sexual misconduct at the gossip news giant, was also accused of harassing behavior at another employer, according to interviews and documents obtained by The...
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