Human rights and civil liberties

September 22, 2018 - 8:57 pm
BEIJING (AP) — China summoned the American ambassador and the defense attache and recalled its navy commander from a U.S. trip to deliver a strong protest against economic sanctions Washington lodged over the purchase of Russian fighter jets and surface-to-air missile equipment. The Defense...
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September 22, 2018 - 8:43 pm
BEIJING (AP) — China summoned the U.S. ambassador to deliver a strong protest against economic sanctions lodged over the purchase of Russian fighter jets and surface-to-air missile equipment. The Defense Ministry said the U.S. had no right to interfere in Chinese military cooperation with Russia...
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In this Friday, Sept. 14, 2018 photo, Adan, a 27-year-old Guatemalan living in south Florida, who did not wish to be further identified, poses for a photo near his home. Immigrant families hoping to reunite with children and teenagers who crossed the border alone are facing an intimidating system that includes submitting fingerprints by all adults in the household where a migrant child will live. Adan followed the process to gain custody of his 17-year-old sister in detention. Now, he wants to leave his apartment. "I feel I need to move to have a sense of security," said the landscaper about ICE knowing where he lives. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
September 22, 2018 - 9:38 am
MIAMI (AP) — Armando Tabora desperately wants to get his teenage daughter out of the government detention facility where she has been for more than three months. He has been stymied at every turn. The Florida landscaping worker took the bold step of going to a government office to submit...
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Republican U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, left, and Democratic U.S. Representative Beto O'Rourke, right, shake hands following their first debate for the Texas U.S. Senate in Dallas, Friday, Sept. 21, 2018. (Nathan Hunsinger/The Dallas Morning News via AP, Pool)
September 21, 2018 - 9:10 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Republican Ted Cruz and Democrat Beto O'Rourke repeatedly traded barbs during a testy first debate Friday night, underscoring how a Texas Senate race that long looked like a cakewalk for the conservative incumbent now appears to be anything but one. Cruz went on the attack moments...
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FILE- In this April 25, 2018, file photo the YouTube app and YouTube Kids app are displayed on an iPhone in New York on Wednesday, April 25, 2018. Two members of Congress are calling on Google to address concerns that YouTube might violate children's privacy. The complaint alleges YouTube violates the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, which bans kid-oriented websites from collecting personal information from children under 13 without their parents' express consent. Google says in a statement that YouTube isn’t for children under 13, which is why it created a separate app for them, YouTube Kids. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane, File)
September 21, 2018 - 11:21 am
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Two members of Congress are calling on Google to address concerns that YouTube might violate children's privacy. Rep. David Cicilline, a Rhode Island Democrat, and Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, a Nebraska Republican, sent a letter this week to Google CEO Sundar Pichai asking for...
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September 21, 2018 - 11:11 am
GENEVA (AP) — Saudi Arabia and allied states balked at efforts to renew work by U.N.-backed "eminent experts" investigating human rights violations in Yemen, setting up a possible diplomatic showdown with some Western countries over scrutiny of a 3-1/2-year war that has killed thousands of...
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September 21, 2018 - 10:00 am
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Two members of Congress are calling on Google to address concerns that YouTube might violate children's privacy. Rep. David Cicilline, a Rhode Democrat, and Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, a Nebraska Republican, sent a letter this week to Google CEO Sundar Pichai asking for more...
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September 21, 2018 - 8:42 am
GENEVA (AP) — A group of Arab states is balking at efforts to renew work by U.N.-backed "eminent experts" investigating human rights violations in Yemen, setting up a possible diplomatic showdown with some Western countries. Three weeks ago, the experts issued a report saying Yemen, Saudi Arabia...
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September 21, 2018 - 8:29 am
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Women's rights groups in Portugal reacted angrily Friday to a court's suspended sentence for two men found guilty of sexually assaulting an incapacitated woman who had passed out drunk at a night club. The Women's Alternative and Response Union said in a Facebook post it was...
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FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2018, file photo, Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas sits as he is introduced during an event at the Library of Congress in Washington. When Thomas arrived at the Supreme Court in the fall of 1991 after a bruising confirmation hearing in which his former employee Anita Hill accused him of sexual harassment, fellow justice Byron White said something that stuck with him. “It doesn’t matter how you got here. All that matters now is what you do here,” Thomas recounted in his 2007 memoir, “My Grandfather’s Son.”(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
September 21, 2018 - 8:26 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — When Clarence Thomas arrived at the Supreme Court in 1991 after a bruising confirmation hearing in which his former employee Anita Hill accused him of sexual harassment, fellow justice Byron White said something that stuck with him. "It doesn't matter how you got here. All that...
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