Human rights and civil liberties

Tamara Deisel is embraced by friends under the rain outside Congress where pro-choice activists gather to show their support for a law that decriminalizes abortion, which they worry lawmakers will vote against, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, late Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018. The Senate is debating a bill Wednesday that would legalize elective abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy in the homeland of Pope Francis, setting up a vote that could reverberate around the region. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
August 09, 2018 - 8:04 pm
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Women's groups across Latin America vowed to keep fighting for a right to abortion despite the Argentine Senate's rejection of a bill early Thursday that would have legalized the procedure in Pope Francis' home country. There were even expectations that the...
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Julia Roberts, left, and Stephan James participate in the "Homecoming" panel during the TCA Summer Press Tour on Saturday, July 28, 2018, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
August 09, 2018 - 7:30 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — What's the television industry's top summer destination? A hotel in which 200-plus U.S. and Canadian entertainment reporters and critics gather for an early look at next season's shows and the chance to question the actors, writers and producers who create them. The...
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Women in support of decriminalizing abortion protest in the rain outside Congress where lawmakers are debating the issue in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018. The Senate is debating a bill Wednesday that would legalize elective abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy in the homeland of Pope Francis, setting up a vote that could reverberate around the region. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
August 08, 2018 - 11:40 pm
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The Senate debated all day Wednesday over a bill that would legalize elective abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy in the homeland of Pope Francis, setting up a vote that could reverberate around the region. Argentina's lower house of Congress already passed...
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An ICE bus pulls out of a tomato plant in O'Neill, Neb., after an immigration raid at the plant Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018. A large federal law enforcement operation conducted Wednesday targeted businesses in Nebraska and Minnesota that officials say knowingly hired - and mistreated - immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally. (Paul Hammel/Omaha World-Herald via AP)
August 08, 2018 - 7:29 pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A large federal law enforcement operation conducted Wednesday targeted businesses in Nebraska and Minnesota that officials say knowingly hired — and mistreated — immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally. The investigative arm of U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement —...
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Johnson County Election Commissioner Ronnie Metsker explains the issues the county faced during the election and delays reporting results after the polls were closed, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, at Johnson County Election Office in Olathe, Kansas.Kansas' most populous county left the rest of the state waiting nearly 13 hours until Wednesday morning for complete primary election results that proved to be pivotal in a high profile and close Republican race for governor — the second consecutive major election fumble by the affluent Kansas City-area county. (Shelly Yang/The Kansas City Star via AP)
August 08, 2018 - 7:20 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' most populous county left the rest of the state waiting nearly 13 hours until Wednesday morning for complete primary election results that proved to be pivotal in a high profile and close Republican race for governor — the second consecutive major election fumble by the...
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FILE - In this Thursday, July 19, 2018 file photo, Congo's President Joseph Kabila speaks during the state of the nation address to the National Assembly in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. Congo's president is not running again in December's long-delayed elections, easing concerns by the opposition and international community that he would try to stay in power. A government spokesman on Wednesday, Aug, 8, said former interior minister Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary, the ruling party's permanent secretary, is the presidential candidate as Congo faces its first peaceful, democratic transfer of power in the country's history. (AP Photo/John Bompengo, file)
August 08, 2018 - 5:39 pm
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's president is not running again in December's long-delayed elections, easing concerns by the opposition and international community that he would try to stay in office and positioning one of Africa's most turbulent nations for what could be its first peaceful,...
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FILE - In this Aug. 12, 2017, file photo, people fly into the air as a vehicle drives into a group of protesters demonstrating against a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va. Efforts to take down America’s monuments honoring slain Confederate soldiers and the generals who led them gained explosive momentum following the deadly violence a year ago in Charlottesville. The vehicle plowed into a crowd protesting a gathering of white supremacists whose stated goal was to protect a statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee. (Ryan M. Kelly/The Daily Progress via AP, File)
August 08, 2018 - 4:20 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and the city of Charlottesville on Wednesday declared a state of emergency ahead of the one-year anniversary of a violent white nationalist rally that left one person dead and dozens of others injured. Officials said the declaration would streamline...
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FILE - In this March 13, 2018, file photo, police officers guard a cordon around a police tent covering a supermarket car park pay machine near the spot where former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter were found critically ill following exposure to the Russian-developed nerve agent Novichok in Salisbury, England. The United States will impose sanctions on Russia for the country’s use of a nerve agent in an assassination attempt on a former Russian spy and his daughter. The State Department says Aug. 8, sanctions will be imposed on Russia as the country used chemical or biological weapons in violation of international law.(AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
August 08, 2018 - 3:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States will impose sanctions on Russia for its use of a nerve agent in an attempt to kill a former Russian spy and his daughter in Britain. The State Department says Wednesday the sanctions will be imposed on Russia because it used a chemical weapon in violation of...
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In this Monday, Aug. 6, 2018 photo, a No Trespassing sign is displayed in front of a statue of Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville, Va., at the park that was the focus of the Unite the Right rally. Pressure to take down America’s monuments honoring slain Confederate soldiers and the generals who led them didn’t start with Charlottesville. But the deadly violence that rocked the Virginia college town a year ago gave the issue an explosive momentum. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
August 08, 2018 - 1:56 pm
Pressure to take down America's monuments honoring slain Confederate soldiers and the generals who led them didn't start with Charlottesville. But the deadly violence that rocked the Virginia college town a year ago gave the issue an explosive momentum. Confederate monuments at public parks, county...
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August 08, 2018 - 1:15 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — As tensions simmer between Saudi Arabia and Canada over arrests of women's rights activists, Russia's Foreign Ministry says critics of Saudi Arabia should not claim a stance of moral superiority. Saudi Arabia on Monday expelled the Canadian ambassador and froze "all new business" with...
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