Human rights and civil liberties

Chemical attacks in Syria since 2012
April 05, 2017 - 5:22 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the suspected chemical attack in Syria, the deadliest in years (all times local): 12:20 p.m. Pope Francis has called a suspected chemical weapons attack that killed dozens, including many children, in Syria "an unacceptable massacre." The pope said Wednesday during his...
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Chemical attacks in Syria since 2012
April 05, 2017 - 4:40 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the suspected chemical attack in Syria, the deadliest in years (all times local): 11:40 p.m. Turkey's health minister says some 30 Syrians have been brought to the Turkish city of Gaziantep, bordering Syria, for treatment following a suspected chemical weapons attack in...
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Chemical attacks in Syria since 2012
April 05, 2017 - 4:11 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the suspected chemical attack in Syria, the deadliest in years (all times local): 11:10 a.m. U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres says the suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria the day before is a "moment of truth" that must be investigated. Hs remarks came as...
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FILE - In this June 23, 2016 file photo, members of the Baltimore Police Department patrol near the intersection of North and Pennsylvania Avenues, the site of unrest following Freddie Gray's funeral, in Baltimore. On Monday, April 3, 2017, the Department of Justice, the very agency that helped city officials root out the police department's worst problems and build a roadmap to reform, signaled it may abandon those efforts in favor of cracking down on violent crime. That left city leaders stunned, and pledging to carry out reforms as best they can. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
April 05, 2017 - 4:03 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Seattle police, considered by critics as resorting too readily to force, reached an agreement with the federal government on training officers to better handle people suffering from mental illness and substance abuse. Before long, community attitudes toward law enforcement...
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This Sept. 30, 2015 photo provided by Lambda Legal shows Kimberly Hively at the federal courthouse in Chicago. A federal appeals court ruled for the first time Tuesday, April 4, 2017, that the 1964 Civil Rights Act protects LGBT employees from workplace discrimination, setting up a likely battle before the Supreme Court as gay rights advocates push to broaden the scope of the 53-year-old law. The case stems from a lawsuit by Indiana teacher Hively alleging that the Ivy Tech Community College in South Bend didn't hire her full time because she is a lesbian. (Lambda Legal via AP)
April 05, 2017 - 2:25 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Companies cannot discriminate against LGBT employees in the workplace because of their sexual orientation, a federal appeals court said, in a ruling that a gay rights group called a "game changer." The 8-to-3 decision Tuesday by the full 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago...
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April 05, 2017 - 2:14 am
CHICAGO (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled for the first time that a landmark civil rights law protects LGBT employees from workplace discrimination, setting up a likely battle before the Supreme Court over the scope of the 53-year-old law. The 8-to-3 decision Tuesday by the 7th U.S. Circuit...
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This photo provided Tuesday, April 4, 2017 by the Syrian anti-government activist group Edlib Media Center, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows Syrian doctors treating a child following a suspected chemical attack, at a makeshift hospital, in the town of Khan Sheikhoun, northern Idlib province, Syria. The suspected chemical attack killed dozens of people on Tuesday, Syrian opposition activists said, describing the attack as among the worst in the country's six-year civil war. (Edlib Media Center, via AP)
April 04, 2017 - 10:09 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — A chemical weapons attack in an opposition-held town in northern Syria killed dozens of people on Tuesday, leaving residents gasping for breath and convulsing in the streets and overcrowded hospitals. The Trump administration blamed the Syrian government for the attack, one of the...
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April 04, 2017 - 9:57 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A federal appeals court ruled for the first time Tuesday that the 1964 Civil Rights Act protects LGBT employees from workplace discrimination, setting up a likely battle before the Supreme Court as gay rights advocates push to broaden the scope of the 53-year-old law. The 8-to-3...
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April 04, 2017 - 9:46 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on a federal appeals court in Chicago ruling the 1964 Civil Rights Act protects LGBT employees from workplace discrimination (all times local): 8:10 p.m. A dissenting opinion criticizes the majority on a Chicago federal appeals court for becoming the first to rule that the...
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This photo provided Tuesday, April 4, 2017 by the Syrian anti-government activist group Edlib Media Center, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows victims of a suspected chemical attack, in the town of Khan Sheikhoun, northern Idlib province, Syria. The suspected chemical attack killed dozens of people on Tuesday, Syrian opposition activists said, describing the attack as among the worst in the country's six-year civil war. (Edlib Media Center, via AP)
April 04, 2017 - 9:19 pm
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday: 1. WHERE A CHEMICAL ATTACK STRUCK Syrians were left gasping for breath and convulsing in the streets and in crowded hospitals in an opposition-held northern town. The attack killed dozens of...
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