Human rights and civil liberties

FILE - In this May 13, 1975, file photo, Kate Smith sings "God Bless America" before an NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff game between the New York Islanders and the Philadelphia Flyers in Philadelphia. The New York Yankees have suspended the use of Smith's recording of "God Bless America" during the seventh-inning stretch while they investigate an allegation of racism against the singer. (AP Photo, File)
April 18, 2019 - 7:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees have suspended the use of Kate Smith's recording of "God Bless America" during the seventh-inning stretch while they investigate an allegation of racism against the singer. The New York Daily News reported Thursday there are conflicting claims about Smith's 1939 song "...
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Manchester City's Riyad Mahrez, left, challenges for the ball with Tottenham's Danny Rose during the Champions League, round of 8, first-leg soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium in London, Tuesday, April 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
April 18, 2019 - 11:01 am
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Soccer players in England are backing a 24-hour boycott of social media to demand a crackdown on racial abuse on the platforms. Following a series of high-profile cases, the Professional Footballers' Association has gathered support from players to stay off Twitter,...
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FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, file photo, then-Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe delivers his annual budget projection at the Capitol in Richmond, Va. Former Virginia Gov. McAuliffe won't run for president in 2020, according to two people familiar with calls he made Wednesday, April 17, 2019, to allies. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
April 17, 2019 - 8:59 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe won't run for president in 2020, meaning establishment, centrist Democrats will have one less option in a nominating free-for-all that so far has highlighted the party's leftward shift. McAuliffe said Wednesday night that instead of joining...
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FILE - In this photo from Thursday, Dec. 20 2018, Harvey Weinstein arrives at New York Supreme Court for a hearing on his sexual assault case. Both sides in the case want the press and the public barred from the Weinstein's next court appearance on April 26. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
April 17, 2019 - 1:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Both sides in Harvey Weinstein's sexual assault case want the media and the public barred from the disgraced movie mogul's next court appearance. Prosecutors argue the April 26 hearing should be closed to protect Weinstein's right to a fair trial and for the privacy of women whose...
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April 17, 2019 - 7:22 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Two Saudi sisters appealed for help Wednesday from the former Soviet republic of Georgia after fleeing their country, in the latest case of runaways from the ultra-conservative kingdom using social media to seek asylum. Using a newly created Twitter account called...
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Police begin to remove climate activists who glued themselves on top of a Dockland Light Railway train at Canary Wharf station in east London as part of the ongoing climate change protests in the capital on Wednesday April 17, 2019. The group Extinction Rebellion is calling for a week of civil disobedience against what it says is the failure to tackle the causes of climate change. (Kirsty O'Connor/PA via AP)
April 17, 2019 - 7:20 am
LONDON (AP) — Climate change protesters have glued themselves to a train and blocked major London intersections on the third day of a civil disobedience campaign. Three demonstrators were arrested after stopping Docklands Light Railway services at Canary Wharf station on Wednesday. Police have...
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April 17, 2019 - 7:07 am
The woman who finished second behind Caster Semenya at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics says she also has a condition that gives her high levels of naturally occurring testosterone and would be affected if the IAAF implements its hormone policy. Francine Niyonsaba of Burundi, an Olympic and world...
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April 16, 2019 - 7:07 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A judge said Tuesday it appeared the Trump administration could identify potentially thousands of children who were separated from their families at the border in much less time than the one to two years officials want to complete the work, though he was reluctant to impose a...
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April 16, 2019 - 5:37 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina lawmakers have given final passage to a bill to require doctors and nurses to care for babies born alive during a failed late-term abortion, a measure critics say is really intended to intimidate abortion providers. The state House passed the bill Tuesday, a day...
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Charles Walker, left, representing the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, testifies on 4-16-2019 in front of the House Administration Subcommittee on Elections at a field hearing in Fort Yates, N.D., related to voting rights and election administration accountability. (Mike McCleary/The Bismarck Tribune via AP)
April 16, 2019 - 4:01 pm
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Native American voters face poor access to polling sites, discrimination by poll workers and unfair identification requirements, tribal leaders told members of Congress who traveled Tuesday to a reservation in North Dakota where voting rights were a key issue in last year's U...
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