Human rights and civil liberties

Magaly Newcomb, right comforts her daughter Haley Newcomb, 14, a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, at a makeshift memorial outside the school, in Parkland, Fla., Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. Nikolas Cruz, a 19-year-old who had been expelled from the school, is being held without bail in the Broward County Jail, accused of 17 counts of first-degree murder. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
February 19, 2018 - 1:47 pm
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the deadly Florida high school shooting (all times local): 1:30 p.m. Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz has appeared in court for a procedural hearing. Cruz said nothing at Monday's hearing in Broward County Circuit Court, which he attended wearing a...
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Magaly Newcomb, right comforts her daughter Haley Newcomb, 14, a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, at a makeshift memorial outside the school, in Parkland, Fla., Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. Nikolas Cruz, a 19-year-old who had been expelled from the school, is being held without bail in the Broward County Jail, accused of 17 counts of first-degree murder. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
February 19, 2018 - 12:33 pm
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the deadly Florida high school shooting (all times local): 12:30 p.m. State Sen. Bill Galvano, a Republican and incoming Senate president, says the Florida Senate is preparing a sweeping package of legislation in the aftermath of the deadly shooting at a high...
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Daniel Bishop, 16, a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, cries at a makeshift memorial outside the school, in Parkland, Fla., Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. Nikolas Cruz, a 19-year-old who had been expelled from the school, is being held without bail in the Broward County Jail, accused of 17 counts of first-degree murder. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
February 19, 2018 - 8:13 am
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Student survivors of the deadly Florida school shooting who hope to become the face of a revived gun control movement are on a potential collision course with President Donald Trump. Several of the students have criticized the president, whose election was strongly supported...
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Mourners brought flowers, candles and stuffed animals to a makeshift memorial created by community members outside of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. A gunman entered the school last Wednesday and killed 17 students and teachers. (Matias J. Ocner/Miami Herald via AP)
February 19, 2018 - 2:16 am
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the deadly Florida high school shooting (all times local): 10:00 p.m. Students who escaped the deadly school shooting in Florida are focusing their anger at President Donald Trump, contending that his response to the attack has been needlessly divisive. David...
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February 19, 2018 - 12:59 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A "Make America Great Again" hat. A tea party T-shirt. A MoveOn.org button. Wear any one of those items to vote in Minnesota, and a poll worker will likely ask you to remove it or cover it up. Like a number of states, Minnesota bars voters from wearing political items to the polls...
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Daniel Bishop, 16, a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, cries at a makeshift memorial outside the school, in Parkland, Fla., Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. Nikolas Cruz, a 19-year-old who had been expelled from the school, is being held without bail in the Broward County Jail, accused of 17 counts of first-degree murder. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
February 19, 2018 - 12:55 am
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Student survivors of the deadly Florida school shooting who hope to become the face of a revived gun control movement are on a potential collision course with President Donald Trump. Several of the students have criticized the president, whose election was strongly supported...
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Mourners brought flowers, candles and stuffed animals to a makeshift memorial created by community members outside of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. A gunman entered the school last Wednesday and killed 17 students and teachers. (Matias J. Ocner/Miami Herald via AP)
February 18, 2018 - 10:01 pm
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the deadly Florida high school shooting (all times local): 10:00 p.m. Students who escaped the deadly school shooting in Florida are focusing their anger at President Donald Trump, contending that his response to the attack has been needlessly divisive. David...
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FILE - In this May 24, 2014 file photo, Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown, right, walks past a board displaying photos of gunman Elliot Rodger and the weapons he used in a mass shooting in Isla Vista, Calif., after a news conference in Santa Barbara, Calif. A growing number of states have passed laws or are considering bills allowing courts to temporarily remove guns from individuals deemed a danger to themselves or others, an intervention that advocates say stops shootings and suicides by disturbed individuals. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
February 18, 2018 - 6:44 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The warnings around Nikolas Cruz seemed to flash like neon signs: expelled from school, fighting with classmates, a fascination with weapons and hurting animals, disturbing images and comments posted to social media, previous mental health treatment. In Florida, that wasn'...
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Washington Capitals right wing Devante Smith-Pelly (25) argues with Chicago Blackhawks fans from the penalty box during the third period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, in Chicago. The Blackhawks won 7-1. (AP Photo/Jeff Haynes)
February 18, 2018 - 5:27 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — This wasn't the first time Devante Smith-Pelly has had racial taunts directed at him during a hockey game. And the Washington Capitals forward knew immediately what the intent of the message was when a few fans began chanting "basketball, basketball, basketball," while Smith-...
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FILE - In this May 24, 2014 file photo, Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown, right, walks past a board displaying photos of gunman Elliot Rodger and the weapons he used in a mass shooting in Isla Vista, Calif., after a news conference in Santa Barbara, Calif. A growing number of states have passed laws or are considering bills allowing courts to temporarily remove guns from individuals deemed a danger to themselves or others, an intervention that advocates say stops shootings and suicides by disturbed individuals. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
February 18, 2018 - 5:23 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The warnings around Nikolas Cruz seemed to flash like neon signs: expelled from school, fighting with classmates, a fascination with weapons and hurting animals, disturbing images and comments posted to social media, previous mental health treatment. In Florida, that wasn'...
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