Human rights and civil liberties

FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2018, file photo, people rally outside of the Supreme Court in opposition to Ohio's voter roll purges in Washington. The Supreme Court is allowing Ohio to clean up its voting rolls by targeting people who haven't cast ballots in a while. The justices are rejecting, by a 5-4 vote on June 11, 2018, arguments that the practice violates a federal law that was intended to increase the ranks of registered voters.(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
June 11, 2018 - 2:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — States can target people who haven't cast ballots in a while in efforts to purge their voting rolls, the Supreme Court ruled Monday in a case that has drawn wide attention amid stark partisan divisions and the approach of the 2018 elections. By a 5-4 vote that split the...
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June 11, 2018 - 1:17 pm
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Human rights organizations called on International Criminal Court prosecutors Monday to investigate atrocities allegedly committed by the Mexican military in a crackdown on drug crime in the Chihuahua region. The rights groups presented a dossier to prosecutors...
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In this photo taken on Sunday, June 10, 2018, Egyptian national soccer team player and Liverpool's star striker Mohammed Salah, right, and Chechen regional leader Ramzan Kadyrov, greets soccer fans as they arrive to attend the Egypt national soccer team training session in Grozny, Russia. Egyptian national soccer team will compete in the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The 21st World Cup begins on Thursday, June 14, 2018, when host Russia takes on Saudi Arabia. (AP Photo)
June 11, 2018 - 1:00 pm
GROZNY, Russia (AP) — Mohamed Salah was relaxing in his hotel room in Grozny when he was informed an important guest dropped in unexpectedly and was waiting for him in the lobby. When the Egypt star forward went down, he found Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov. The Moscow-backed former rebel had a...
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Cast and crew of "The Band's Visit" pose in the press room with the award for best musical at the 72nd annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 10, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
June 11, 2018 - 7:33 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A small-scale, intimate musical about hard-won cultural understanding was an altogether apt Tony winner on a night where tolerance and inclusion were constant themes. "The Band's Visit," about an Egyptian police band that gets stranded in a remote Israeli desert town, forcing both...
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Orin Wolf, center, and the cast and crew of "The Band's Visit" accept the award for best musical at the 72nd annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 10, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Michael Zorn/Invision/AP)
June 11, 2018 - 12:30 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The American, grown-up musical "The Band's Visit" outmuscled the acclaimed and sprawling British import "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" for the most Tony Awards on Sunday, capturing 10 statuettes, including best musical, on a night where the theme of acceptance flowed through...
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Women from Wokingham, join thousands of people marching through the streets to celebrate 100 years since women were granted the vote, in London, Sunday June 10, 2018. Thousands of women gathered Sunday to turn British cities into rivers of green, white and violet to mark 100 years since the first U.K. women won the right to vote. Part artwork, part parade, "Processions" will see women march through London, Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast clad in the colors of the suffragette movement that fought for women's right to vote. (Tess Delamare/PA via AP)
June 10, 2018 - 5:10 pm
LONDON (AP) — Thousands of women turned cities in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales into rivers of green, white and violet Sunday to mark 100 years since the first women won the right to vote in the U.K. Wearing scarves in the colors of the suffragette movement that fought for female...
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People take part in the Gay Pride parade in Warsaw, Poland, Saturday, June 9, 2018. The pride celebrations come as LGBT activists say a conservative turn in Poland is only motivating them to fight harder for their rights, even though their hopes of seeing same-sex marriage legalized has no chance now in the country. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
June 09, 2018 - 3:37 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The capitals of Poland and Romania hosted festive gay pride parades that attracted thousands of people Saturday, as emboldened participants vowed to keep pushing for the eventual freedom to marry the person of their choice. A party-like atmosphere prevailed at the parade in...
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Mack Stilson, left, plays his mandolin and Victor Reuther, right, plays his guitar in a park in Portland, Ore., as they practice for an upcoming bluegrass gig during their lunch hour on June 7, 2018. Stilson and Reuther, both Portland residents, say they are proud of the city's reputation for activism but they are concerned about dueling demonstrations that have turned violent in the past year in downtown Portland. A right-wing group called Patriot Prayer and self-described left-wing anti-fascists clashed in the streets on June 3, in some cases drawing blood, and police made four arrests. (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus)
June 09, 2018 - 12:24 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Viral videos of bloody skirmishes between right-wing activists and self-described anti-fascists have drawn national attention to Portland, Oregon — a city of storied political activism that has struggled to keep the peace at dueling rallies illustrating a microcosm of the...
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June 08, 2018 - 4:28 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Planned Parenthood asked a federal judge on Friday to again block an Arkansas law that restricts how abortion pills are administered, saying the restriction makes the state the first in the U.S. to effectively ban that form of abortion. Attorneys for Planned Parenthood and...
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FILE - In this Jan. 17, 2017, file photo, Chief Operating Officer of Facebook, Sheryl Sandberg, delivers a speech during the visit of a start-up companies gathering at Paris' Station F in Paris. Sandberg, who oversees Facebook’s business operations, is scheduled to deliver the commencement address at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Friday, June 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)
June 08, 2018 - 3:57 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg didn't shy away from her company's ongoing privacy scandal in a Friday commencement speech at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Instead, she turned it into a lesson about accountability. Sandberg, the company's chief operating officer,...
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