Human rights and civil liberties

April 03, 2017 - 9:35 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has rejected New Hampshire's bid to revive a state law prohibiting voters from taking pictures of themselves and their completed ballots. The justices on Monday left in place lower court rulings that struck down the law as an unconstitutional restriction on...
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April 03, 2017 - 2:58 am
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — An international human rights group on Monday accused Israel of barring foreign researchers from entering the Gaza Strip to document abuses, saying the restrictions call into question Israel's stated commitment to investigating possible rights violations. In a 47-page...
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April 02, 2017 - 11:12 pm
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — An international human rights group on Monday accused Israel of barring foreign researchers from entering the Gaza Strip to document abuses, saying the restrictions call into question Israel's stated commitment to investigating possible rights violations. In a 47-page...
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April 02, 2017 - 11:08 pm
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Human Rights Watch says Israeli authorities are blocking its access to the Gaza Strip to document abuses. In a 47-page report released Monday, the group says travel restrictions call into question Israel's claim to rely on rights organizations as an important source for...
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In a Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016 file photo, Tulsa Police Officer Betty Shelby leaves the Tulsa County Courthouse after her court appearance, in Tulsa, Okla., where she was arraigned on a first-degree manslaughter charge, stemming from the September shooting death of Terence Crutcher. Shelby tells “60 Minutes” in an episode set to air Sunday, April 2, 2017, that she used lethal force because she feared 40-year-old Crutcher was reaching inside his SUV for a gun. She has pleaded not guilty and goes to trial May 8. (Mike Simons/Tulsa World via AP.,File)
April 02, 2017 - 7:23 pm
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A white Oklahoma police officer charged with manslaughter for fatally shooting an unarmed black man last year says the man's race had nothing to do with her decision to fire her gun. Tulsa officer Betty Jo Shelby told CBS's "60 Minutes" in an interview that aired Sunday that she...
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FILE - In this March 3, 2000 file photo, author and broadcaster Darcus Howe walks, in London. The biographer of British black activist Howe says he has died. He was 74 and had been suffering from prostate cancer, it was reported on Sunday, April 2, 2017. (Stefan Rousseau/PA via AP, File)
April 02, 2017 - 2:59 pm
LONDON (AP) — Darcus Howe, one of the most prominent black activists of his generation in Britain, has died. He was 74, and had been suffering from prostate cancer. Howe was a leader of the U.K.'s little-chronicled black power movement, which battled institutional racism and challenged the...
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April 02, 2017 - 10:53 am
ATLANTA (AP) — The Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site plans to mark the 49th anniversary of the civil rights leader's death. The National Park Service says the site will host the annual "King Remembrance Day" event on Tuesday. King's daughter and CEO of the King Center, the Rev. Bernice...
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April 02, 2017 - 7:54 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain for the first time is honoring a woman with a statue in Parliament Square: suffragist Millicent Fawcett, a leader of the campaign to win women the right to vote. Prime Minister Theresa Mays calls Fawcett an inspiration in the battle against the injustices of today. May said...
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FILE - In this March 1, 2016 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a rally in Louisville, Ky. On Friday, March 31, 2017, a federal judge rejected Trump’s free speech defense against a lawsuit accusing him of inciting violence against protesters during his campaign. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
April 01, 2017 - 8:00 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A federal judge has rejected President Donald Trump's free speech defense against a lawsuit accusing him of inciting violence against protesters at a campaign rally. Trump's lawyers sought to dismiss the lawsuit by three protesters who say they were roughed up by his...
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FILE - In this Monday, March 17, 2014 file photo, artist Gilbert Baker, designer of the Rainbow Flag, is draped with the flag while protesting at the St. Patrick's Day parade in New York. Baker, creator of the flag that has become a widely recognized symbol of gay rights, has died at age 65. His death was reported Friday, March 31, 2017 to the New York City medical examiner’s office. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
April 01, 2017 - 6:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Gilbert Baker, the creator of the rainbow flag that has become a widely recognized symbol of gay rights has died. He was 65. Baker was found dead Friday at his New York City home. The city medical examiner's office said Saturday that he had died of hypertensive heart disease. Baker...
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