Human rights and civil liberties

Pro-choice activists take part in a photo call in the grounds of Stormont Parliament, Belfast, Monday Oct. 21, 2019. Abortion is set to be decriminalized and same-sex marriage legalized in Northern Ireland as of midnight, bringing its laws in line with the rest of the U.K. (Niall Carson/PA via AP)
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October 21, 2019 - 11:45 am
LONDON (AP) — Northern Ireland is set to decriminalize abortion and set the stage for legalization of same-sex marriages as of midnight Monday, bringing its laws in line with the rest of the U.K. This is happening because British lawmakers voted last year in favor of changing these laws if Northern...
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FILE - In this Thursday, April 18, 2019, file photo, a sign for the Department of Justice hangs in the press briefing room at the Justice Department, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
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October 21, 2019 - 9:23 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is planning to collect DNA samples from asylum-seekers and other migrants detained by immigration officials and will add the information to a massive FBI database used by law enforcement hunting for criminals, a Justice Department official said. The...
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Newspapers display redacted copy on their front pages in Sydney, Monday, Oct. 21, 2019. Australia's major newspapers have published redacted front pages in a coordinated campaign to highlight government secrecy that is often justified on national security grounds. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
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October 20, 2019 - 10:03 pm
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's major newspapers published redacted front pages on Monday in a coordinated campaign to highlight government secrecy that is often justified on national security grounds. Rival media businesses first banded together to fight for press freedom in June after...
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October 20, 2019 - 7:31 pm
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — A Jewish civil rights group says at least 12 white supremacists have been arrested on allegations of plotting, threatening or carrying out anti-Semitic attacks in the U.S. since the massacre at a Pittsburgh synagogue nearly one year ago. The Anti-Defamation League's Center...
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Sampdoria's Ronaldo Vieira, left, and Roma's Jordan Veretout vie for the ball during a Serie A soccer match between Sampdoria and Roma at the Luigi Ferraris Stadium in Genoa, Italy, Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019. (Simone Arveda/ANSA via AP)
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October 20, 2019 - 4:06 pm
ROME (AP) — Sampdoria midfielder Ronaldo Vieira was subjected to racist chants by Roma fans during a Serie A soccer match on Sunday — the latest incident involving offensive behavior inside Italian stadiums this season. Referee Fabio Maresca heard the chants near the end of the first half of the...
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FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2019, file photo, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer responds to a question during a campaign stop in Quebec City, Canada. Polls show that Scheer has a chance to defeat Justin Trudeau's Liberal party in national elections on Monday, Oct. 21. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
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October 20, 2019 - 11:05 am
TORONTO (AP) — Even members of his own party say Canada's Conservative leader is bland. They tout it as a virtue, the antidote to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's flash and star power, and they're counting on this very quality to help Andrew Scheer defeat Trudeau's Liberal Party in national...
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In this photo taken from the Turkish side of the border between Turkey and Syria, in Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province, southeastern Turkey, smoke billows from a fire in Ras al-Ayn, Syria, Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. Fighting broke out in the morning hours in the Syrian border town which has been a flashpoint in the fight between Turkey and Kurdish forces despite a U.S.-brokered cease-fire that went into effect overnight. The fighting died down in mid-morning. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
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October 20, 2019 - 2:46 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Turkey's invasion of northern Syria (all times local): 11:15 p.m. A senior Syrian Kurdish official says his forces will pull back from a border area in accordance with a U.S.-brokered deal after Turkey allows the evacuation of its remaining fighters and civilians from a...
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Actress Jane Fonda gestures after being arrested during a rally on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. A half-century after throwing her attention-getting celebrity status into Vietnam War protests, Fonda is now doing the same in a U.S. climate movement where the average age is 18. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
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October 19, 2019 - 8:18 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Inspired by the climate activism of a Swedish teenager, Jane Fonda says she's returning to civil disobedience nearly a half-century after she was last arrested at a protest. Fonda, known for her opposition to the Vietnam War, was one of 17 climate protesters was arrested Friday at...
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A protester wears a mask during a protest in Hong Kong, Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters are donning cartoon/superhero masks as they formed a human chain across the semiautonomous Chinese city, in defiance of a government ban on face coverings. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
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October 18, 2019 - 9:05 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters donned cartoon character masks and mocked China's leaders while forming human chains in defiance of a ban on face coverings at public assemblies. Gathering along the city's subway lines Friday night, many protest supporters masqueraded as Winnie...
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October 18, 2019 - 7:24 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Naomi Wolf and her U.S. publisher have split up amid a dispute over her latest book, "Outrages." Wolf and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt announced separately Friday that they had "mutually and amicably agreed to part company." Neither Wolf nor Houghton immediately provided additional...
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