Human rights and civil liberties

Secretary General of the African National Congress, (ANC) Ace Magashule, makes a statement at a briefing at the ANC headquarters in downtoan Johannesburg, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. Magashule said the scandal-tainted President Jacob Zuma must leave office. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
February 13, 2018 - 9:59 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African President Jacob Zuma must leave office promptly so that the country can move toward political stability and economic recovery, the ruling party said Tuesday, finally disowning a leader who has been discredited by corruption scandals. However, the African National...
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FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2016 file photo, Gloria Steinem arrives at night two of the Creative Arts Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Steinem is weighing in to try to save the last abortion clinic in her Ohio hometown. The 83-year-old feminist icon issued a statement Monday, Feb. 12, 2018 urging a private Toledo hospital to sign the patient-transfer agreement with Capital Care of Toledo that the clinic needs to remain open. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
February 12, 2018 - 11:36 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A hospital system on Monday authorized a patient-transfer agreement to keep the last abortion clinic in one Ohio city operating. The authorization of the transfer agreement with Capital Care of Toledo "formally puts in writing an existing practice to provide emergency medical...
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A member of the Unidos da Tijuca samba school performs on a float during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
February 12, 2018 - 10:03 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro's top samba schools danced and sang hard Monday as millions of other Brazilians did the same during nationwide Carnival celebrations that ridiculed local and world leaders, called for tolerance and pushed the boundaries of just about everything. Instead of the...
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FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2016 file photo, Gloria Steinem arrives at night two of the Creative Arts Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Steinem is weighing in to try to save the last abortion clinic in her Ohio hometown. The 83-year-old feminist icon issued a statement Monday, Feb. 12, 2018 urging a private Toledo hospital to sign the patient-transfer agreement with Capital Care of Toledo that the clinic needs to remain open. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
February 12, 2018 - 4:08 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gloria Steinem weighed in Monday to try to save the last abortion clinic in her Ohio hometown. The 83-year-old feminist leader, who was born in and grew up in Toledo, issued a statement urging one of the city's private hospitals to sign the patient-transfer agreement with...
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February 12, 2018 - 3:10 pm
LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — In a story Feb. 12 about her death, The Associated Press misspelled the name of Asma Jahangir as Jehangir. A corrected version of the story is below: Pakistani leading rights activist, Asma Jahangir, dead at 66 Asma Jahangir, one of Pakistan's most prominent right activists...
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FILE - These undated file photos provided by the City of Westerville, Ohio show Officers Eric Joering, 39, left, and Anthony Morelli, 54, who were fatally shot while responding to a hang-up 9-1-1 call on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018. Police in the Columbus suburb of Westerville on Monday, Feb. 12 will escort the bodies of two slain officers as they're moved from a coroner's office to separate funeral homes. Officials invited the public to line the route as the bodies are transported Monday to honor the officers. (City of Westerville via AP, File)
February 12, 2018 - 2:40 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A man was charged by federal authorities Monday with providing the gun used to kill two Ohio policemen, as the officers' bodies were escorted in a procession to funeral homes in the suburban community they served. Gerald Lawson, 30, of suburban Cleveland, is accused of buying...
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February 12, 2018 - 1:38 pm
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A federal court order being praised by civil rights advocates requires immigration judges to consider an asylum seeker's ability to pay in setting terms for his release. The New York Civil Liberties Union and International Refugee Assistance Project sought the ruling on...
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FILE - In this Nov. 23, 2011 file photo, film producer Harvey Weinstein poses for a photo in New York. New York's attorney general on Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018, filed a lawsuit against Weinstein and the Weinstein Co. following an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct. (AP Photo/John Carucci, File)
February 12, 2018 - 12:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A proposed sale of The Weinstein Co. is in question after New York's attorney general filed a lawsuit saying that any deal would have to include assurances of financial compensation for women harassed or abused by co-founder Harvey Weinstein. "Any sale of The Weinstein Company must...
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FILE - In this Nov. 23, 2011 file photo, film producer Harvey Weinstein poses for a photo in New York. New York's attorney general on Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018, filed a lawsuit against Weinstein and the Weinstein Co. following an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct. (AP Photo/John Carucci, File)
February 12, 2018 - 12:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A proposed sale of The Weinstein Co. is in question after New York's attorney general filed a lawsuit saying that any deal would have to include assurances of financial compensation for women abused by co-founder Harvey Weinstein. The suit was filed Sunday. It accused the producer...
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February 12, 2018 - 8:20 am
MIAMI (AP) — A gay schoolteacher has been fired by a Miami Catholic school after marrying her same-sex partner in an apparent violation of church rules, church officials said. Archdiocese of Miami officials confirmed to the Miami Herald that first-grade teacher Jocelyn Morffi lost her job at Saints...
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