Human rights and civil liberties

Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong speaks during a news conference at a company's office building in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, May 6, 2020. Lee on Wednesday issued a statement of remorse but offered no clear admission of wrongdoing over his alleged involvement in a 2016 corruption scandal that spurred massive street protests and sent South Korea’s then-president to prison. (Kim Hong-Ji/Pool Photo via AP)
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May 06, 2020 - 5:58 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong on Wednesday expressed remorse but did not admit to wrongdoing over his alleged involvement in a 2016 corruption scandal that spurred massive street protests and sent South Korea’s then-president to prison. The vice chairman of Samsung Electronics...
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A man stands next to a logo at the headquarters of broadcast network ABS-CBN Corp. on Wednesday May 6, 2020 in Manila, Philippines. Philippine church and business leaders expressed alarm Wednesday over a government agency’s shutdown of the country’s largest TV and radio network, which has been a major provider of news on the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
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May 06, 2020 - 3:02 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine church and business leaders expressed alarm Wednesday over a government agency’s shutdown of the country’s largest TV and radio network, which has been a major provider of news on the coronavirus pandemic. International watchdogs condemned the closure of ABS-...
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In this Feb. 8, 2020 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang, right, gets his photograph taken by a supporter as Yang arrives at the "Our Rights, Our Courts" forum New Hampshire Technical Institute's Concord Community College in Concord, N.H. Federal Judge Analisa Torres ruled Tuesday that the New York Democratic presidential primary must take place June 23 because canceling it would be unconstitutional. "Credit to Andrew Yang and all the grassroots groups that have been carrying on the fight for democracy in New York," said Larry Cohen, who chairs Our Revolution, the grassroots organization spun out of Bernie Sanders' 2016 White House bid. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
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May 05, 2020 - 9:51 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Democratic presidential primary must take place June 23 because canceling it would be unconstitutional and deprive withdrawn presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Andrew Yang of proper representation at the Democratic convention, a judge ruled Tuesday. U.S...
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Activists hold slogans outside the headquarters of broadcast network ABS-CBN corp. on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 in Quezon city, Metro Manila, Philippines. A Philippine government agency has ordered the country's leading broadcast network, which the president has targeted for it's critical news coverage, to halt operations after its congressional franchise expired, sparking shock over the loss of a major news provider during the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
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May 05, 2020 - 8:43 pm
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The leading broadcast network in the Philippines went off the air under government order Tuesday, sparking shock over the loss of a major news provider during the coronavirus pandemic and accusations of targeting a presidential critic. The National Telecommunications...
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FILE--In this Sept. 15, 2018, file photo, former Vice President Joe Biden addresses the Human Rights Campaign National Dinner in Washington, D.C. On May 6, 2012, Vice President Joe Biden declared on “Meet the Press” that he supported the legalization of same-sex marriage – getting out ahead of his boss, Barack Obama, on one of the most volatile political issues of the day. The largest national LGBTQ-rights organization, the Human Rights Campaign, will be formally endorsing Biden for president on Wednesday, the eighth anniversary of that event. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, file)
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May 05, 2020 - 5:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — On May 6, 2012, Vice President Joe Biden declared on NBC's “Meet the Press” that he supported the legalization of same-sex marriage – getting out ahead of his boss, Barack Obama, on one of the most volatile political issues of the day. The largest national LGBTQ rights organization...
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In this May 3, 2020 photo, the setting sun shines on the Supreme Court building on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Supreme Court is getting ready for its second day of telephone arguments. Its first day of arguments over the phone with audio available live for the first time went off largely without a hitch Monday. There were some minor glitches. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
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May 05, 2020 - 10:37 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is hearing a second day of arguments by telephone with the audio available live to audiences around the world. You can listen live here starting at 10 a.m. Eastern. Monday was the justices' first foray into the setup they settled on because of the coronavirus...
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An electronic screen, installed on the facade of a business centre, shows an image of a doctor wearing a medical mask and calling to be careful not to become infected with coronavirus in St. Petersburg, Russia, Thursday, April 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
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May 05, 2020 - 7:38 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The number of domestic violence cases in Russia grew 2 1/2 times during the lockdown the government ordered to stem the spread of the coronavirus, Russia's human rights ombudswoman said Tuesday. Complaints and reports made to Russian non-governmental organizations spiked from roughly...
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In a photograph of a computer screen during a staff Zoom call reporter Kyle Hopkins, bottom, and other staff members of the Anchorage Daily News receive word of the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service on Monday, May 4, 2020 in Anchorage. Hopkins was the lead reporter on a series of stories that looked at failures in the criminal justice system in rural Alaska. (Marc Lester/Anchorage Daily News via AP)
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May 04, 2020 - 7:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Anchorage Daily News and ProPublica won the Pulitzer Prize in public service Monday for illuminating the sparse policing of remote Alaskan villages, as a delayed awards ceremony recognized writing, photos and — for the first time — audio reporting on topics ranging from climate...
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This combination photo shows the cover of "The Nickel Boys," left, and a portrait of author Colson Whitehead. Whitehead won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for his work on Monday, May 4, 2020. (Doubleday, left, and Madeline Whitehead/Doubleday via AP)
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May 04, 2020 - 5:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Colson Whitehead became the rare author to receive Pulitzers for consecutive books when his novel about a brutal Florida reform school during the Jim Crow era, “The Nickel Boys,” was awarded the fiction prize Monday. Three years ago, he won for his Civil War era novel “The...
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Six-year-old Muneefa Nazir, a Kashmiri girl whose right eye was hit by a marble ball shot allegedly by Indian Paramilitary soldiers on Aug. 12, stands outside her home in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Sept. 17, 2019. The image was part of a series of photographs by Associated Press photographers which won the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)
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May 04, 2020 - 4:17 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the announcement of the 2020 Pulitzer Prizes (all times local): 4:15 p.m. The board of the Pulitzer Prizes issued a special citation Monday to Ida B. Wells, the trail-blazing African American investigative journalist. The Pulitzer board said the citation comes with a...
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