Human rights and civil liberties

FILE - This July 17, 2018, file photo, shows the corporate headquarters of Papa John's pizza located on their campus, in Louisville, Ky. Papa John’s is adopting a shareholder rights plan as it looks to safeguard against its disgraced founder possibly attempting to take control of the pizza chain. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)
July 23, 2018 - 7:33 am
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Papa John's is attempting to ward off its disgraced founder by adopting a poison-pill plan. The company is struggling to distance itself from John Schnatter, who resigned as chairman this month after his use of a racial slur during a media training session was revealed. He...
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July 23, 2018 - 6:53 am
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Papa John's is attempting to ward off its disgraced founder by adopting a poison-pill plan. Founder John Schnatter resigned as chairman this month after his use of a racial slur during a media training session was revealed. He stepped down late last year as CEO after becoming...
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In this Sunday, June 26, 2016 photo Nicole Maines poses at her home in Portland, Maine. Maines, a transgender activist who won a discrimination lawsuit after her school refused to let her use the girls' bathroom will be TV's first transgender superhero. Maines will star in The CW/Warner Bros.' "Supergirl" as Nia Nal, aka Dreamer. Producers describe her character as a "soulful young transgender woman with a fierce drive to protect others." (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
July 22, 2018 - 11:19 pm
BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — A transgender activist who won a discrimination lawsuit after her school refused to let her use the girls' bathroom will be TV's first transgender superhero. Nicole Maines will star in The CW/Warner Bros.' "Supergirl" as Nia Nal, aka Dreamer. Producers describe her character...
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July 22, 2018 - 5:41 pm
BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — A transgender activist who won a discrimination lawsuit after her school refused to let her use the girls' bathroom will be TV's first transgender superhero. Nicole Maines will star in The CW/Warner Bros.' "Supergirl" as Nia Nal, aka Dreamer. Producers describe her character...
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July 22, 2018 - 11:53 am
LONDON (AP) — The British government is facing rising calls to liberalize abortion laws in Northern Ireland, where having an abortion remains a criminal offense even as strict prohibitions are being repealed in the Republic of Ireland. More than 170 politicians called Sunday for action to be taken...
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July 22, 2018 - 11:26 am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The federal judge who ordered children be reunited with their families after being separated at the border has been unyielding in his insistence that the Trump administration meet his deadline. U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw (sah-BRAW') has been adamant that the government reunite...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, June 20, 2018, file photo, Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Fitsum Arega the chief of staff for Prime Minister Ahmed, announced on Twitter, Sunday July 22, 2018, that Ahmed says the country has "no option" but to pursue multi-party democracy in the latest shakeup in a country ruled for decades by a single coalition.(AP Photo/Mulugeta Ayene, File)
July 22, 2018 - 11:09 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Ethiopia has "no option" but to pursue multi-party democracy, the country's reformist new prime minister said Sunday, again shaking up Africa's second most populous nation that for decades has been ruled by a single coalition. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's chief of staff announced...
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July 22, 2018 - 7:48 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Critics say dozens of New York's ultra-Orthodox Jewish schools run by Hasidic Jews are failing to provide enough instruction in English, math or other secular subjects to prepare students for the modern world. A group that's pushing for more secular instruction in the yeshivas plans...
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July 22, 2018 - 5:21 am
LONDON (AP) — The British government is facing rising calls to liberalize abortion laws in Northern Ireland. More than 170 politicians called Sunday for action to be taken. The group included legislators from political parties in Britain, Ireland and Northern Ireland. They sent a letter to the...
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Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh glances at reporters during a meeting with Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
July 22, 2018 - 12:35 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh suggested several years ago that the unanimous high court ruling in 1974 that forced President Richard Nixon to turn over the Watergate tapes, leading to the end of his presidency, may have been wrongly decided. Kavanaugh was taking part in a...
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