Human rights and civil liberties

In this Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, photo, Choi Young-ae, head of the National Human Rights Commission, speaks on human rights conditions in sports circles during a press conference in Seoul, South Korea. South Korea's human rights commission plans to interview possibly thousands of athletes about a culture of abuse in sports after a wave of female athletes came forward to say they had been raped or assaulted by their coaches. (Choe Dong-jun/Newsis via AP)
January 23, 2019 - 1:28 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's human rights commission plans to interview thousands of adult and child athletes about a culture of abuse in sports after a wave of female athletes came forward to say they had been raped or assaulted by their coaches. The yearlong investigation will cover 50...
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January 22, 2019 - 8:47 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A state judge on Tuesday struck down Iowa's restrictive "fetal heartbeat" abortion law, which would have been the most restrictive anti-abortion law in the nation. Judge Michael Huppert found the law unconstitutional, concluding that the Iowa Supreme Court's earlier...
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January 22, 2019 - 7:04 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — U.S. government regulators are accusing software maker Oracle of engaging in discriminatory practices that resulted in thousands of its women, black and Asian employees being underpaid by more than $400 million. The allegations emerged Tuesday in a filing made in a two-year-old...
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University of Oklahoma President, James Gallogly, addresses the media at the school in Norman, Okla., Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, to talk about a video that showed an OU student wearing black face. Two OU students have voluntarily withdrawn from the school after one appeared in the video posted on social media wearing black face paint and using a racial epithet, Gallogly said Monday. (Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman via AP)
January 22, 2019 - 4:30 pm
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — University of Oklahoma students demanded more from their campus administrators Tuesday, hours after the school released public apologies from two former students who were involved in a video in which one of the women wore blackface and used a racial slur. About 1,000 students...
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In this Jan. 7, 2019 photo, The Supreme Court in Washington. An unidentified foreign government is asking the Supreme Court to get involved in a case that may be part of special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
January 22, 2019 - 2:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — An unidentified foreign government is asking the Supreme Court to get involved in a case that may be part of special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation. The justices on Tuesday granted the government's request to file a censored version of an appeal to the high court in...
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January 22, 2019 - 1:51 pm
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Immigrant advocates said Tuesday they are suing the U.S. government, claiming it is detaining immigrant children too long and improperly refusing to release them to relatives. A federal lawsuit filed last year in Alexandria, Virginia, was expanded on Friday to propose...
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In this photo taken on Nov. 6, 2018, Senator Elio Lannutti attends a Senate session in Rome. A senator with Italy's governing 5-Star Movement has apologized for a tweet citing a century-old anti-Semitic conspiracy theory, which he later deleted. Elio Lannutti has come under fire after posting an article on Twitter that cited the fabricated, anti-Semitic "Protocols of Zion," which asserted a Jewish plan for global domination, to attack the international banking system. Lannutti later said on Facebook that he didn't intend to offend anyone. (Angelo Carconi/ANSA via AP)
January 22, 2019 - 12:42 pm
MILAN (AP) — A senator with Italy's governing 5-Star Movement has apologized for a tweet citing a century-old anti-Semitic conspiracy theory, which he later deleted. Elio Lannutti came under fire after posting an article on Twitter that cited the fabricated, anti-Semitic "Protocols of Zion," which...
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In this Oct. 9, 2018 photo, police office guards the main entrance to the Supreme Court in Washington. The Supreme Court is taking up its first gun rights case in nine years, a challenge to New York City's prohibition on carrying a licensed, locked and unloaded handgun outside the city limits. The court's decision Tuesday to take on the appeal filed by three New York residents and New York's National Rifle Association affiliate could signal a revived interest in gun rights by a more conservative court. The case won't be argued until October.(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
January 22, 2019 - 9:44 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Tuesday it will take up its first gun rights case in nine years, a challenge to New York City's prohibition on carrying a licensed, locked and unloaded handgun outside the city limits. The court's decision to hear the appeal filed by three New York residents...
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A police car sits at the entrance to Covington Catholic High School in Park Hills, Ky., Saturday, Jan 19, 2019. A diocese in Kentucky apologized Saturday after videos emerged showing students from the Catholic boys' high school mocking Native Americans outside the Lincoln Memorial on Friday after a rally in Washington. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)
January 22, 2019 - 8:52 am
A group of five black men shouting vulgar insults while protesting centuries of oppression. Dozens of white Catholic high school students visiting Washington for a rally to end abortion. And Native Americans marching to end injustice for indigenous peoples across the globe who have seen their lands...
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January 22, 2019 - 8:13 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The Latest on Zimbabwe's deadly unrest (all times local): 4:10 p.m. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa says his country favors the lifting or easing of international sanctions on neighboring Zimbabwe, whose new government has cracked down on protests over a dramatic...
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