Human rights and civil liberties

FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2017, file photo Vice President Joe Biden listens during a ceremony in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, where President Barack Obama presented him with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
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May 15, 2020 - 5:28 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic candidate Joe Biden said that if he wins the presidency he would not use his power to pardon Donald Trump or stop any investigations of Trump and his associates. “It is not something the president is entitled to do, to direct a prosecution or decide to drop a case,” Biden...
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FILE - In this Dec. 29, 2015 file photo, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf speaks with members of the media at the state Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa. Many state and local governments across the country have suspended public records requirements amid the coronavirus pandemic, denying or delaying access to information that could shed light on key government decisions. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
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May 14, 2020 - 12:42 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Many state and local governments across the country have suspended public records requirements amid the coronavirus pandemic, denying or delaying access to information that could shed light on key government decisions. Public officials have said employees either don't...
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FILE-Int this Feb. 7, 2018 file photo Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general of the World Health Organization (WHO), answers questions of the journalists about his first seven months in office and outlines the organization's priorities for the next five years, at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. The World Health Organization’s director-general has faced many challenges during the coronavirus pandemic: racial slurs, death threats, social media caricatures — he was once depicted as a ventriloquist’s dummy in the hands of Chinese President Xi Jinping — and U.S. funding cuts. (Martial Trezzini/Keystone via AP)
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May 14, 2020 - 3:44 am
GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization’s director-general has faced many challenges during the coronavirus pandemic: racial slurs, death threats, social media caricatures — he was once depicted as a ventriloquist’s dummy in the hands of Chinese President Xi Jinping — and U.S. funding cuts...
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FILE - In this May 2, 2020, file photo, people, including those with the boogaloo movement, demonstrate against business closures due to concern about COVID-19, at the State House in Concord, N.H. It's a fringe movement with roots in a online meme culture steeped in irony and dark humor. But experts warn that the anti-government boogaloo movement has attracted a dangerous element of far-right extremists. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
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May 13, 2020 - 4:14 pm
SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — They carry high-powered rifles and wear tactical gear, but their Hawaiian shirts and leis are what stand out in the crowds that have formed at state capital buildings to protest COVID-19 lockdown orders. The signature look for the “boogaloo” anti-government movement is...
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REMOVES “UNARMED” AND ADDS THAT AUTHORITIES HAVE NOT CONFIRMED THAT ARBERY WAS EITHER ARMED OR UNARMED - People react during a rally to protest the shooting of Ahmaud Arbery, Friday, May 8, 2020, in Brunswick Ga. Two men have been charged with murder in the February shooting death of Arbery, a black man in his mid-20s, whom they had pursued in a truck after spotting him running in their neighborhood. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
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May 13, 2020 - 1:03 am
The people who call Brunswick, Georgia, home say it’s not the monstrous place it might appear to be in the wake of the slaying of Ahmaud Arbery after a pursuit by two armed white men. Yes, it is one of Georgia’s poorest cities where much of the black working population has struggled to find...
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David Flores-Figueroa wears his voting sticker on his face as he reads over the ballot before voting on Super Tuesday at the Cleveland Park Community Center precinct, Tuesday, March 3, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. Deadly overnight tornadoes delayed the start of the presidential primary voting in Nashville and another Tennessee county, spurring elections officials to redirect voters from some polling places to alternate locations. Voters from six precincts were combined to vote at Cleveland Park, where the wait could take up to an hour or more. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
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May 12, 2020 - 6:20 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Fear of contracting the coronavirus doesn't meet medical criteria for voting by mail in Tennessee, state officials said Tuesday. The determination comes as the state recommends preparations as though all 1.4 million registered voters 60 and older will cast mail-in ballots in...
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FILE - This October 2017 file photo released by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Force Investigation Team Report shows the interior of Stephen Paddock's 32nd floor room of the Mandalay Bay hotel in Las Vegas after a mass shooting. A federal judge wants Nevada's highest court to tell him whether gun manufacturers and sellers can be held liable under state law for negligence and wrongful death in the case of a Seattle woman killed in the Las Vegas Strip mass shooting in 2017. (Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department via AP, File)
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May 12, 2020 - 5:46 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A U.S. judge is asking Nevada’s highest court to decide whether state law allows gun manufacturers and sellers to be held liable for deaths as he considers a lawsuit from the parents of a victim of the deadliest mass shooting in the nation's modern history. Federal law generally...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Sunday, March 8, 2020, a migrant looks out from a detention center in the village of Fylakio, Evros region, near the Greek-Turkish border. Police in northern Greece say migrants staged a violent protest at the Fylakio holding site near the country’s border with Turkey, Tuesday May 12, 2020, causing extensive damage to living quarters and facilities. (AP Photo/Giannis Papanikos, FILE)
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May 12, 2020 - 4:26 pm
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Greek officials said Tuesday they have registered the first cases of the new coronavirus in two migrants on an eastern island after they arrived from Turkey last week and were placed in a special quarantine facility. They said the two asylum seekers have not developed...
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Migrant workers from other states trying to return to their homes wait for transportation to a train station at a slum in Mumbai, India, Monday, May 11, 2020. India's train network, closed in late March, will gradually restart operations on Tuesday as the country eases its coronavirus lockdown amid a steep rise in the cases of infections. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
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May 12, 2020 - 3:41 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — India is set to reopen some of its colossal rail network on Tuesday and run limited trains as the country looks at easing its nearly seven-week lockdown while coronavirus infections are increasing. Special trains will depart from select big cities, including Delhi and Mumbai, and...
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May 12, 2020 - 12:27 am
SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — American Jews were targets of more anti-Semitic incidents in 2019 than any other year over the past four decades, a surge marked by deadly attacks on a California synagogue, a Jewish grocery store in New Jersey and a rabbi's New York home, the Anti-Defamation League...
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