Freedom of speech

May 04, 2017 - 6:16 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A U.N. rights expert visiting Saudi Arabia as part of an unprecedented invitation by the government to assess the country's legislation and actions in fighting terrorism said Thursday he was not given access to imprisoned bloggers and activists. Special Rapporteur...
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This Sept. 11, 2016, photo provided by Timothy J. Desmond and taken by Emily Ladeairous shows Desmond's painting title "THE ATTACK" in Clovis, Calif. The painting depicts Confederate soldiers fighting in the 1864 siege of Atlanta, led by a soldier carrying the battle flag. California's ban on displaying the Confederate flag doesn't apply to individuals even if they are on government property, state officials said Monday, May 1, 2017, in settling a free speech lawsuit. Desmond sued after his painting depicting the flag was barred from the 2015 Big Fresno Fair. (Emily Ladeairous/Timothy J. Desmond via AP)
May 02, 2017 - 10:55 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's ban on displaying the Confederate flag doesn't apply to individuals even if they are on government property, state officials said this week in settling a free speech lawsuit. Fresno artist Timothy Desmond sued after his painting depicting the flag was barred...
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French independent centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron speaks to his supporters during a campaign rally in Paris, France, Monday, May 1st, 2017. With just six days until a French presidential vote that could define Europe's future, far-right leader Marine Le Pen and centrist Emmanuel Macron are holding high-stakes rallies Monday. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
May 02, 2017 - 5:35 am
PARIS (AP) — Marine Le Pen deliberately plagiarized verbatim parts of an address from a former presidential candidate, as a "wink" to him and the voters she hopes to peel away in a runoff, her spokesmen said Tuesday. Francois Fillon, the former Republicans candidate, first delivered the speech on...
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Bob Woodward, left, talks with Carl Bernstein during the White House Correspondents' Dinner in Washington, Saturday, April 29, 2017. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
April 30, 2017 - 2:46 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Prominent Washington journalists, if not Hollywood stars, celebrated the First Amendment during the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner, an event that lacked the glitter of past years because of the absence of the president of the United States. With President Donald Trump...
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Bob Woodward, left, talks with Carl Bernstein during the White House Correspondents' Dinner in Washington, Saturday, April 29, 2017. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
April 29, 2017 - 11:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Prominent Washington journalists, if not Hollywood stars, celebrated the First Amendment during the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner, an event that lacked the glitter of past years because of the absence of the president of the United States. With President Donald Trump...
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Journalist and author Carl Bernstein looks at journalist and author Bob Woodward as they address the White House Correspondents' Dinner in Washington, Saturday, April 29, 2017. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
April 29, 2017 - 11:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the White House Correspondents' Association dinner and the competing event organized by late-night TV star Samantha Bee (all times EDT): 11:15 p.m. The First Amendment has been getting plenty of praise from prominent Washington journalists attending the White House...
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Retta arrives for "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee's Not the White House Correspondents' Dinner" at DAR Constitution Hall on Saturday, April, 29, 2017, in Washington. (Photo by Brent N. Clarke/Invision/AP)
April 29, 2017 - 7:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington's once-glitzy "nerd prom" was briefly upstaged Saturday as comedians and Hollywood stars gathered for jokes and jests about President Donald Trump for a tongue-in-cheek event to counter the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner. Late-night TV star Samantha Bee...
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Comedian Samantha Bee talks to reporters ahead of her “Not the White House Correspondents’ Dinner” event in Washington, Saturday, April 30, 2017, held hours before the traditional White House Correspondents’ Association gala. President Donald Trump said early in his presidency he would not be attending the latter dinner, the first in decades that a president has done so. (AP Photo/Jack Gillum)
April 29, 2017 - 5:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington's once-glitzy "nerd prom" was briefly upstaged Saturday as comedians and Hollywood stars gathered for jokes and jests about President Donald Trump for a tongue-in-cheek event to counter the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner. Late-night TV star Samantha Bee...
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Comedian Samantha Bee talks to reporters ahead of her “Not the White House Correspondents’ Dinner” event in Washington, Saturday, April 30, 2017, held hours before the traditional White House Correspondents’ Association gala. President Donald Trump said early in his presidency he would not be attending the latter dinner, the first in decades that a president has done so. (AP Photo/Jack Gillum)
April 29, 2017 - 1:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington's once-glitzy "nerd prom" is about to get overshadowed. Late-night TV star Samantha Bee was pulling in celebrities for the first "Not the White House Correspondents' Dinner" on Saturday — a tongue-in-cheek play on the real bash, where journalists, the president and, in...
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April 29, 2017 - 12:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the White House Correspondents' Association dinner and the competing event organized by late-night TV star Samantha Bee (all times EDT): 12:55 p.m. Comedian Samantha Bee says she feels "the press is under assault" in the United States. The host of her namesake show...
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