Human rights and civil liberties

FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, file photo, adult film actress Stormy Daniels arrives for the opening of the adult entertainment fair "Venus," in Berlin. On Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, a federal judge dismissed Daniels' defamation lawsuit against President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, File)
October 15, 2018 - 7:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge dismissed Stormy Daniels' defamation lawsuit against President Donald Trump on Monday, saying the president made a "hyperbolic statement" against a political adversary when he tweeted about a composite sketch the porn actress' lawyer released. Daniels, whose real...
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The four contestants in this year's Mrs. America pageant are calling for an apology from the pageant's owner over accusations he used racial slurs and stereotypes in a conversation, pose for photos, in New York, Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. They are, from left: Mrs. Delaware America Kimberly Phillips, Mrs. New Jersey America Crissy Timpson, attorney Gloria Allred, Mrs. Missouri Brandy Palacios, and Mrs. Ohio America Jeri Ward. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
October 15, 2018 - 7:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Four contestants in this year's Mrs. America pageant on Monday called for the pageant's CEO to apologize over accusations he used racial slurs and stereotypes in a conversation at a contest-related event. The four women, three African-American and one white, spoke at a news...
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Turkish police officers gather as they prepare to enter the Saudi Arabia's Consulate in Istanbul, Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. Turkish crime scene investigators dressed in coveralls and gloves entered the consulate Monday, nearly two weeks after the disappearance and alleged slaying of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi there. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
October 15, 2018 - 6:11 pm
ISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on the disappearance of a Saudi writer who Turkish officials fear was killed inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul (all times local): 12:30 a.m. Tuesday Saudi Arabia is reportedly ready to concede that a missing Saudi writer was killed in its consulate in Istanbul. CNN...
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FILE - In this March 7, 2017 file photo, rowers paddle down the Charles River past the campus of Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. A lawsuit alleging racial discrimination against Asian American applicants in Harvard's admissions process is heading to trial in Boston's federal court on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. Harvard denies any discrimination, saying it considers race as one of many factors when considering applicants. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
October 15, 2018 - 4:48 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Harvard University intentionally uses a vague "personal rating" to reject Asian-American applicants in favor of students from other racial backgrounds, according to lawyers on one side of a trial that began Monday and carries weighty implications for dozens of other U.S. colleges...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016 file photo, Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh shows his inked finger before voting in Banjul, Gambia. Gambia has launched a truth, reconciliation and reparations commission, launched Monday Oct. 15, 2018, to lay bare abuses committed under the 22-year rule of former leader Yahya Jammeh, with President Adama Barrow declaring the country's "dark days" are over. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File)
October 15, 2018 - 2:59 pm
BANJUL, Gambia (AP) — Gambia on Monday launched a truth, reconciliation and reparations commission to lay bare abuses committed under the 22-year rule of former leader Yahya Jammeh, with President Adama Barrow declaring the country's "dark days" are over. The long-awaited commission is meant to...
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President Donald Trump stops to talk to members of the media before walking across the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, to board Marine One helicopter for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md., en route to Florida to tour areas the devastation left behind from Hurricane Michael last week. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
October 15, 2018 - 12:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump suggested Monday that "rogue killers" could be responsible for a Saudi journalist's disappearance after a personal phone call in which Trump said Saudi Arabia's King Salman strongly denied any knowledge of what happened to Jamal Khashoggi. Trump also...
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FILE - In this Thursday, July 26, 2007 file photo, a general view of the Houses of Parliament on the river Thames in London. An independent report says Britain's House of Commons is a sometimes dysfunctional workplace in which bullying, harassment and sexual harassment have long been "tolerated and concealed." The report by former High Court judge Laura Cox says a culture "of deference, subservience, acquiescence and silence" has helped inappropriate behavior thrive, it was reported on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)
October 15, 2018 - 9:30 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's House of Commons is a sometimes dysfunctional workplace in which bullying and sexual harassment have long been "tolerated and concealed," an independent inquiry reported Monday. In a highly critical report , former High Court judge Laura Cox said a culture of "deference,...
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FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2008 file photo, the shadow of a Saudi trader is seen on a stock market monitor in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The Saudi stock market sharply fell Sunday after President Donald Trump threatened "severe punishment" over the disappearance of Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)
October 14, 2018 - 8:59 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on the disappearance of a Saudi writer who Turkish officials fear was killed inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul (all times local): 4:50 a.m. More major players in international finance and industry are pulling out of a high-profile business...
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This July 6, 2017 photo shows a makeshift memorial to Hispanic Civil War Union soldiers who fought in the Battle of Glorieta Pass in Northern New Mexico outside Santa Fe. It's a typical representation for many sites linked to U.S. Latino history: It's shabby, largely unknown and always at risk of disappearing if it weren't for a handful of history aficionados. The lack of historical markers and preserved historical sites connected to Latino civil rights worries scholars who feel the scarcity is affecting how Americans see Hispanics in U.S. history. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)
October 14, 2018 - 8:10 pm
GLORIETA PASS, N.M. (AP) — A makeshift memorial to Hispanic Civil War Union soldiers in an isolated part northern New Mexico is a typical representation of sites linked to U.S. Latino history: It's shabby, largely unknown and at risk of disappearing. Across the U.S, many sites historically...
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FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2018, file photo, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., speaks at a news conference to discuss Paid Family Leave legislation, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Rubio and Jeff Flake threatened on Sunday, Oct. 14, tough punitive action by Congress against Saudi Arabia, including a possible halt of military sales, if it's proven that Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside the country's consulate in Istanbul. Saudi Arabia is warning of possible economic retaliation of its own if the U.S. acts. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
October 14, 2018 - 2:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two leading Senate Republicans on Sunday threatened tough punitive action by Congress against Saudi Arabia, including a possible halt of military sales, if missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi was indeed killed inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. As Saudi Arabia warned of...
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