Freedom of speech

FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, file photo, British Ambassador Kim Darroch hosts a National Economists Club event at the British Embassy in Washington. Britain's ambassador to the United States resigned Wednesday, July 10, 2019, just days after diplomatic cables criticizing President Donald Trump caused embarrassment to two countries that often celebrate having a "special relationship." The resignation of Kim Darroch came a day after Trump lashed out at him on Twitter describing him as "wacky" and a "pompous fool" after leaked documents revealed the envoy's dim view of Trump's administration. (AP Photo/Sait Serkan Gurbuz, FIle)
July 13, 2019 - 7:39 am
LONDON (AP) — A British investigation into the leaking of confidential diplomatic memos is raising press freedom issues with a police warning that U.K. media might face a criminal inquiry if leaked documents are published. The Metropolitan Police Counter Terrorism Command is investigating the leak...
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President Donald Trump speaks during the "Presidential Social Media Summit" in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, July 11, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
July 11, 2019 - 8:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump used a White House conference Thursday to applaud far-right social media provocateurs even as he conceded that some of them are extreme in their views. Trump, who has weaponized social media to eviscerate opponents and promote himself, led a "social media...
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Amal Clooney spekas during the Global Conference for Media Freedom at The Printworks in London, Wednesday, July 10, 2019. (Dominic Lipinski/PA via AP)
July 10, 2019 - 12:59 pm
LONDON (AP) — Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney accused world leaders Wednesday of failing to protect journalists and responding with "a collective shrug" over the slaying of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi. Clooney, the British government's envoy on media freedom, said at a conference on press freedom...
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In this March 13, 2018 photo, a sheet with the words "censored" on it covers an anti-trump mural along the 3500 block of S. Liberty Street in New Orleans, La. Landowner Neal Morris sued after being ordered to remove the mural, which transcribes part of then-presidential candidate Trump's recorded "Access Hollywood" conversation, including a boast about groping women's genitals (Max Becherer/The Advocate via AP)
July 09, 2019 - 7:13 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans cannot make a landowner take down a mural of infamous quotes recorded when Donald Trump was on "Access Hollywood" in 2005 because the city's mural regulations violate freedom of speech, a federal judge ruled Tuesday. Judge Martin Feldman ruled the day after he heard...
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File-This July 8, 2019, file photo shows ,President Donald Trump speaking during an event about the environment in the East Room of the White House, in Washington. A federal appeals court says Trump can't ban critics from his Twitter account. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan ruled Tuesday, July 9, 2019. A three-judge panel agreed with a lower court judge who said Trump violates the First Amendment when he blocks critics. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
July 09, 2019 - 5:31 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump lost a major Twitter fight Tuesday when a federal appeals court said that his daily musings and pronouncements were overwhelmingly official in nature and that he violated the First Amendment whenever he blocked a critic to silence a viewpoint. The effect of...
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President Donald Trump meets with Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, July 9, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
July 09, 2019 - 3:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is gathering conservative groups at the White House this week for a "summit" on social media that will prominently snub the tech titans who run big platforms on Facebook, Twitter and Google. It's a sharp contrast to earlier days in Trump's tenure when tech...
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FILE - This Nov. 6, 2017 file photo shows Nicki Minaj at the 14th Annual CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund Gala in New York. Minaj is pulling out a concert in Saudi Arabia because she says she wants to show support for women’s rights, gay rights and freedom of expression. She was originally scheduled to headline the concert on July 18, 2019. The Human Rights Foundation issued a statement last week, calling for Minaj and other performers to pull out of the show. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
July 09, 2019 - 1:49 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Nicki Minaj is pulling out of a concert in Saudi Arabia because she says she wants to show support for women's rights, gay rights and freedom of expression. "After careful reflection I have decided to no longer move forward with my scheduled concert at Jeddah World Fest. While I...
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July 08, 2019 - 9:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge Monday blocked a major White House initiative on prescription drug costs, saying the Trump administration lacked the legal authority to require drugmakers to disclose their prices in TV ads. The narrow ruling by U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta in Washington, D.C.,...
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Environmental activists mount a passive protest targeting the Amazon headquarters building in Paris, France, Tuesday July 2, 2019, accusing the online distribution company of destroying jobs and hurting the planet. Several dozen demonstrators climbed a fence and forced their way into the Amazon offices in northern Paris, where they spoke with employees and staged a sit-in at the security entrance. (AP Photo)
July 02, 2019 - 12:26 pm
CLICHY, France (AP) — Environmental activists chained themselves to gates and turnstiles Tuesday as they occupied an Amazon building near Paris, accusing the online company of destroying jobs and hurting the planet. Protesters also disrupted Amazon sites in the southern city of Toulouse and...
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July 02, 2019 - 11:12 am
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal lawsuit says Mississippi is violating free-speech rights by banning makers of plant-based foods from using terms such as "meatless meatballs" and "vegan bacon." The lawsuit was filed Monday by the Plant Based Foods Association and the Illinois-based Upton's Naturals...
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