Human rights and civil liberties

The Supreme Court is seen Monday, July 9, 2018, in Washington. President Donald Trump is expected to announce his choice on a replacement for retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy Monday evening. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
July 09, 2018 - 9:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The next Supreme Court justice will join the bench at a time when the public has more confidence in the high court than in Congress or the presidency. A Gallup survey in June found 37 percent of Americans have a great deal or quite a lot of confidence in the court, while another...
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CORRECTS TO 31-YEAR-OLD LAW, NOT 30 - Multnomah County Sheriff Mike Reese speaks alongside members of Oregonians United Against Profiling during a news conference Monday, July 9, 2018, at the Northwest Health Foundation in Portland, Ore., to speak out against an initiative to repeal Oregon's 31-year-old sanctuary law. (Anna Spoerre/The Oregonian via AP)
July 09, 2018 - 7:59 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Opponents of an Oregon ballot measure that would repeal the nation's oldest statewide sanctuary law on Monday launched a counter-campaign as elections officials scrambled to certify the tens of thousands of voter signatures required to place the issue on a November ballot...
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July 09, 2018 - 5:39 pm
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California prosecutor has been placed on leave following a report that he posted discriminatory comments on social media targeting a U.S. lawmaker and the victim of a police shooting. The San Bernardino County District Attorney's Office on Monday said Deputy...
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FILE - This Sept. 14, 2017, file photo shows a Motel 6 in Phoenix. Motel 6 has tentatively agreed to settle a lawsuit that alleges it discriminated against some Latino customers at multiple Phoenix locations by giving their whereabouts and personal information to immigration agents who later arrested at least seven guests. Details of the tentative deal, revealed Friday, July 6, 2018, in court records, haven't been publicly released. (AP Photo/Anita Snow, File)
July 09, 2018 - 4:46 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Motel 6 has tentatively agreed to settle a lawsuit that alleges it discriminated against some Latino customers at two Phoenix locations by giving their whereabouts and personal information to immigration agents who later arrested at least seven guests. The lawsuit alleges Motel 6 had...
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Reuters journalist Wa Lone talks to journalists as he leaves the court after trial Monday, July 9, 2018, in Yangon, Myanmar. (AP Photo/Thein Zaw)
July 09, 2018 - 4:39 pm
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A court in Myanmar on Monday formally charged two Reuters journalists accused of illegally possessing official information, allowing their case to go to a full trial. The case of Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo went through several months of hearings to determine if there was enough...
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July 09, 2018 - 11:00 am
MOSCOW (AP) — A court in Chechnya on Monday ruled to keep a human rights activist in custody despite international criticism of his arrest. The court in the central town of Shali extended Oyub Titiyev's arrest for another six months. Titiyev, the head of Chechnya's branch of Russian human rights...
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July 09, 2018 - 4:35 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Beyonce and Jay-Z will headline a special Global Citizen Festival in honor of Nelson Mandela in South Africa late this year. The Dec. 2 concert in Johannesburg is part of events marking the 100th anniversary of the birth of the anti-apartheid leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner...
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July 08, 2018 - 11:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A teenager has been accused of smashing the front window and iconic neon sign at New York's Stonewall Inn, a landmark in the fight for gay rights. Police say the 19-year-old was upset he had been thrown out of the historic gay bar and destroyed the window with a baseball bat early...
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Diego Magalhaes, left, 10, kisses his mother Sirley Silveira, Paixao, an immigrant from Brazil seeking asylum with her son, after Diego was released from immigration detention, Thursday, July 5, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
July 07, 2018 - 6:29 am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A judge on Friday refused to grant the Trump administration a blanket extension of the deadline to reunite children separated from their parents at the border, instead acknowledging that more time may be justified only in specific cases. The administration said it needed more time...
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In this Thursday, July 5, 2018, photo, Joshua Svaty, a Democratic candidate for Kansas governor, makes a point during a forum in Topeka, Kan. Svaty is a former state agriculture secretary whose bid has been complicated by his past anti-abortion voting record as a legislator and abortion-rights' supporters becoming riled up by the retirement of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy. (AP Photo/John Hanna)
July 06, 2018 - 4:11 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement is giving the Kansas governor's race an odd twist. It's complicating the bid by a major Democratic candidate who's trying to rebuild his party's brand with rural voters but is hindered by his anti-abortion past. Former...
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