Human rights and civil liberties

February 27, 2018 - 12:02 am
The Anti-Defamation League is reporting a 57 percent increase in anti-Semitic incidents in the U.S. last year, the highest tally that the Jewish civil rights group has counted in more than two decades, according to data it is releasing Tuesday. The New York City-based organization found 1,986 anti-...
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February 27, 2018 - 12:01 am
The Anti-Defamation League is reporting a 57 percent increase in anti-Semitic incidents in the U.S. last year, the highest tally it has counted in more than two decades. The Jewish civil rights group says in a report Tuesday that it found 1,986 anti-Semitic incidents last year, up from 1,267 in...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with the members of the National Governors Association in the State Dining Room of the White House, Monday, Feb. 26, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
February 26, 2018 - 10:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared Monday he's willing to take on the National Rifle Association over gun legislation, but Republicans who control Congress aren't so sure. They prefer to consider only modest changes to firearms limits in response to the mass shooting at a Florida...
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President Donald Trump speaks during an event with members of the the National Governors Association in the State Dining Room of the White House, Monday, Feb. 26, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
February 26, 2018 - 10:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's meeting with the nation's governors (all times local): 9:55 p.m. President Donald Trump says he would have rushed, unarmed, into the Florida high school where a mass shooting was happening, if he had been there. Trump says, "You don't know...
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FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2016, file photo, Georgia Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle speaks during a memorial ceremony on the first day of the legislative session at the state Capitol in Atlanta. Cagle on Monday, Feb. 26, 2018, threatened to prevent Delta Air Lines from getting a lucrative tax cut after the company ended its discount program with the National Rifle Association. Cagle, president of the state Senate and a leading candidate to succeed Gov. Nathan Deal, tweeted that he would use his position to kill a proposed sales tax exemption on jet fuel. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
February 26, 2018 - 9:28 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's lieutenant governor on Monday threatened to prevent Delta Air Lines from getting a lucrative tax cut after the company ended its discount program with the National Rifle Association, in the latest fallout from a deadly school shooting in Florida. Delta is part of a growing...
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FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2016, file photo, Georgia Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle speaks during a memorial ceremony on the first day of the legislative session at the state Capitol in Atlanta. Cagle on Monday, Feb. 26, 2018, threatened to prevent Delta Air Lines from getting a lucrative tax cut after the company ended its discount program with the National Rifle Association. Cagle, president of the state Senate and a leading candidate to succeed Gov. Nathan Deal, tweeted that he would use his position to kill a proposed sales tax exemption on jet fuel. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
February 26, 2018 - 9:13 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's lieutenant governor on Monday threatened to prevent Delta Air Lines from getting a lucrative tax cut after the company ended its discount program with the National Rifle Association, in the latest fallout from a deadly school shooting in Florida. Delta is part of a growing...
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FILE- In this April 25, 2014, file photo, attendees look over a pistol display at the National Rifle Association's annual convention in Indianapolis. Hearing aid maker Starkey Hearing Technologies is joining other companies that have cut ties with the National Rifle Association after a school shooting in Parkland, Fla., on Feb. 14, 2018. Over a dozen companies including Metlife, Hertz, Avis, Enterprise, Best Western, Wyndham, United Airlines, and Delta, which have ended NRA partnerships since the shooting. (AP Photo/AJ Mast, File)
February 26, 2018 - 9:10 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's lieutenant governor on Monday threatened to prevent Delta Air Lines from getting a lucrative tax cut after the company ended its discount program with the National Rifle Association, in the latest fallout from a deadly school shooting in Florida. Delta is part of a growing...
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Police block women during a rally at the U.S. Embassy to mark International Women's Day Wednesday, March 8, 2017 in Manila, Philippines. Women all over the world mark the women's day with rallies and protests to highlight the role of women in society. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
March 08, 2017 - 9:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on International Women's Day events (all times local): 8:45 a.m. About 200 people gathered Wednesday in Madrid's central Puerta del Sol to mark International Women's Day and support a group of women who, a day earlier, ended a hunger strike to demand politicians'...
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March 08, 2017 - 4:59 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's withdrawal from the International Criminal Court has been revoked, the United Nations secretary-general says, stalling what would have been the first-ever departure from the tribunal that pursues the world's worst atrocities. A notice dated Tuesday on the U.N...
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March 08, 2017 - 4:37 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's withdrawal from the International Criminal Court has been revoked, the United Nations secretary-general says. A notice dated Tuesday on the U.N. treaty website says the move comes after a South African court ruled last month that the country's decision to withdraw...
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