Human rights and civil liberties

President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is sworn in before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, to begin his testimony in his confirmation hearing to replace retired Justice Anthony Kennedy. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
September 04, 2018 - 3:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Senate hearings on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 4:50 p.m. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh says it must "never, never be viewed as a partisan institution." President Donald Trump's second nominee to the high court was speaking...
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FILE- This Nov. 19, 2015, file photo shows Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey being interviewed on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Dorsey says the company isn't biased against Republicans or Democrats and is working on ways to ensure that debate is healthier on its platform. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
September 04, 2018 - 3:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Twitter's CEO says the company is not biased against Republicans or Democrats and is working on ways to ensure that debate is healthier on its platform. In prepared testimony released ahead of a House hearing Wednesday, Jack Dorsey says he wants to be clear about one thing: "...
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FILE - In this March 21, 2018, file photo, Republican Attorney General candidate Steven Bailey, speaks at a candidate debate in Sacramento, Calif. The Commission on Judicial Performance begins considering Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, whether former judge Bailey used his office to further his statewide campaign, improperly accepted gifts and steered business to a firm where his son worked. Bailey denies wrongdoing and blames political gamesmanship. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
September 04, 2018 - 2:27 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Steven Bailey, a former judge now running for California attorney general, is facing a judicial ethics tribunal just two months before the November election. Bailey, a Republican who served as an El Dorado County judge from 2009 through August 2017, is accused of using the...
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September 04, 2018 - 2:17 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Civil liberties advocates have sued the U.S government alleging law enforcement agencies are maneuvering to crack down on anticipated protests over the Keystone XL oil pipeline. Attorneys for the American Civil Liberties Union and its Montana affiliate filed the lawsuit in U...
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Activists react outside a meeting of the Labour National Executive Committee in London Tuesday Sept. 4, 2018 which is expected to decide on whether to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of anti-Semitism and its examples, which has been the subject of a bitter row within the party over recent months. (Stefan Rousseau/PA via AP)
September 04, 2018 - 6:13 am
LONDON (AP) — The governing body of Britain's main opposition Labour Party met Tuesday in an attempt to defuse a crisis over anti-Semitism that has caused a schism within its ranks. Rival groups of protesters gathered outside Labour's London headquarters, as the party's National Executive Committee...
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This undated photo shows prisoners sitting together at the central prison in the capital Juba, South Sudan. A new Amnesty International report accuses authorities in South Sudan of torturing people to death in detention and letting many others languish since civil war began in late 2013. The report based on interviews with victims and witnesses says at least two dozen people have died because of harsh conditions and inadequate medical care. The government calls the report "rubbish." The AP visited detention centers for itself. (AP Photo)
September 04, 2018 - 5:06 am
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Pushing filthy hands between the bars of his cell, Maluel Chol held up a small black plastic bag. "This is where I go to the toilet," he said. The 28-year-old has been detained for six months in South Sudan's capital, accused of murder but not yet officially charged and...
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In this Aug. 7, 2018, photo. President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, officiates at the swearing-in of Judge Britt Grant to take a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in Atlanta at the U.S. District Courthouse in Washington. America is about to get its first extended look at Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
September 04, 2018 - 4:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is set for a week of marathon hearings before the Judiciary Committee, where senators will drill down into the judge's background, writings and legal philosophy. Republicans who mostly back President Donald Trump's pick are focusing on...
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, stands next to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte during their meeting in Jerusalem on Monday, Sept. 3, 2018. (Ronen Zvulun/Pool Photo via AP)
September 03, 2018 - 9:19 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who once compared himself favorably to Adolf Hitler, paid a solemn visit to Israel's national Holocaust memorial on Monday, branding the Nazi leader "insane" as he lamented the genocide of 6 million Jews. The comments marked a dramatic...
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In this combination image made from two photos, Reuters journalists Kyaw Soe Oo, left, and Wa Lone, are handcuffed as they are escorted by police out of the court Monday, Sept. 3, 2018, in Yangon, Myanmar. The court sentenced the two journalists to seven years in prison Monday for illegal possession of official documents, a ruling that comes as international criticism mounts over the military's alleged human rights abuses against Rohingya Muslims. (AP Photo/Thein Zaw)
September 03, 2018 - 4:52 pm
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A Myanmar court sentenced two Reuters journalists to seven years in prison Monday on charges of illegal possession of official documents, a ruling met with international condemnation that will add to outrage over the military's human rights abuses against Rohingya Muslims. Wa...
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FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2018 file photo Bjoern Hoecke, left, leader of the Alternative for Germany, AfD, in German state of Thuringia, and Pegida founder Lutz Bachmann, second from right, participate in a commemoration march in Chemnitz, eastern Germany, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, after several nationalist groups called for marches protesting the killing of a German man last week, allegedly by migrants from Syria and Iraq. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer, file)
September 03, 2018 - 1:50 pm
CHEMNITZ, Germany (AP) — German authorities plan to step up surveillance of the far-right Alternative for Germany amid growing concern the third-largest party in parliament is closing ranks with extremist groups. Activists for AfD, the nationalist party's German acronym, marched in the eastern city...
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