Human rights and civil liberties

French President-elect Emmanuel Macron holds hands with his wife Brigitte during a victory celebration outside the Louvre museum in Paris, France, Sunday, May 7, 2017. Speaking to thousands of supporters from the Louvre Museum's courtyard, Macron said that France is facing an "immense task" to rebuild European unity, fix the economy and ensure security against extremist threats. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
May 07, 2017 - 6:40 pm
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on France's presidential runoff Sunday between centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right candidate Marine Le Pen (all times local): 12:40 a.m. Australia's prime minister has congratulated French president-elect Emmanuel Macron on what he described as an "historic election win...
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People wave French flags at the Louvre museum where Emmanuel Macron is planning to celebrate, Sunday, May 7, 2017 in Paris.Thousands of supporters of French centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron have let out a big cheer when national television called the presidential election in his favor based on poll projections. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
May 07, 2017 - 4:52 pm
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on France's presidential runoff Sunday between centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right candidate Marine Le Pen (all times local): 10:50 p.m. French president-elect Emmanuel Macron says that France is facing an "immense task" to rebuild European unity, fix the economy and...
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People wave French flags at the Louvre museum where Emmanuel Macron is planning to celebrate, Sunday, May 7, 2017 in Paris.Thousands of supporters of French centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron have let out a big cheer when national television called the presidential election in his favor based on poll projections. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
May 07, 2017 - 3:55 pm
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on France's presidential runoff Sunday between centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right candidate Marine Le Pen (all times local): 9:55 p.m. Britain's opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has expressed his relief at the defeat of far-right Marine Le Pen in the French...
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Chibok school girls recently freed from Boko Haram captivity are seen in Abuja, Nigeria, Sunday, May 7, 2017. The 82 freed Chibok schoolgirls arrived in Nigeria's capital on Sunday to meet President Muhammadu Buhari as anxious families awaited an official list of names and looked forward to reuniting three years after the mass abduction. (AP Photo/ Olamikan Gbemiga)
May 07, 2017 - 2:57 pm
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Five Boko Haram commanders were released in exchange for the freedom of 82 Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by the extremist group three years ago, a Nigerian government official said Sunday, as the girls were expected to meet with the country's president and their families. The...
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This photo provided by the Parker County Sheriff's Office shows Roy Oliver. Oliver, a Texas police officer, faces a murder charge in the shooting of a teenager after being fired earlier in the week over the incident, authorities said Friday, May 5, 2017. Oliver fired a rifle at a car full of teenagers leaving a party April 29, killing 15-year-old Jordan Edwards. (Parker County Sheriff's Office via AP)
May 07, 2017 - 1:49 am
HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities who've charged a white suburban Dallas police officer with murder in a black teenager's death face a tough task in getting a conviction as few of these cases go to trial and, when they do, juries remain reluctant to second guess an officer's decision to use deadly force,...
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May 06, 2017 - 11:37 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Parents seeking to adopt children in Texas could soon be rejected by state-funded or private agencies with religious objections to them being Jewish, Muslim, gay, single, or interfaith couples, under a proposal in the Republican-controlled Legislature. Five other states have...
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May 06, 2017 - 6:27 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Parents seeking to adopt children in Texas could soon be rejected by state-funded or private agencies with religious objections to them being Jewish, Muslim, gay, single, or interfaith couples, under a proposal in the Republican-controlled Legislature. Five other states have...
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This photo provided by the Parker County Sheriff's Office shows Roy Oliver. Oliver, a Texas police officer, faces a murder charge in the shooting of a teenager after being fired earlier in the week over the incident, authorities said Friday, May 5, 2017. Oliver fired a rifle at a car full of teenagers leaving a party April 29, killing 15-year-old Jordan Edwards. (Parker County Sheriff's Office via AP)
May 06, 2017 - 5:27 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities who've charged a white suburban Dallas police officer with murder in a black teenager's death face a tough task in getting a conviction as few of these cases go to trial and, when they do, juries remain reluctant to second guess an officer's decision to use deadly force,...
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May 06, 2017 - 3:51 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Parents seeking to adopt children in Texas could soon be rejected by state-funded or private agencies with religious objections to them being Jewish, Muslim, gay, single, or interfaith couples, under a proposal advancing in the Republican-controlled Legislature. Five other...
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May 06, 2017 - 1:54 pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian semi-official news agency is saying state TV has censored a documentary released by President Hassan Rouhani's campaign, ahead of the upcoming presidential election. The Saturday report by ILNA did not elaborate but a Rouhani campaign official confirmed to The...
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