Human rights and civil liberties

This Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019 photo provided by the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office shows Daniel McMahon, 31, of Brandon, Fla. A Justice Department spokeswoman said McMahon was indicted in Virginia on charged that include bias-motivated interference with a candidate for elective office. (Pinellas County Sheriff's Office via AP)
September 23, 2019 - 3:42 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A white man charged with cyberstalking and making racist threats against a black activist in Virginia was ordered Monday to remain in custody, in a case that could test the boundaries of when online trolling becomes a criminal threat. U.S. Magistrate Judge Thomas Wilson ordered...
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FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2015 file photo, an honor guard stands at the entrance before ribbon cutting ceremonies for the new 1st Infantry Division Headquarters at Fort Riley, Kan. Prosecutors say a U.S. Army infantry soldier stationed at Fort Riley shared bomb-making instructions online and also discussed killing activists and bombing a news network. The Justice Department says Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, that private first class Jarrett William Smith was charged with distributing information related to explosives and weapons of mass destruction. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner File)
September 23, 2019 - 3:17 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal authorities said Monday they arrested an Army soldier who they accused of discussing with an FBI informant a possible bomb attack within the United States as well as the targeting of left-leaning activists and a media organization. Jarrett William Smith, a 24-year-old...
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FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2009, file photo, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, left, orders approximately 200 convicted illegal immigrants handcuffed together and moved into a separate area of Tent City for incarceration until their sentences are served and they are deported to their home countries, in Phoenix. Arpaio, 87, is trying to regain his previous job as metro Phoenix's sheriff. The former lawman, who became a lightning rod for his hardline policies on illegal immigration, doesn't need the money and denies he's running to stroke his ego or garner publicity. Instead, he says he wants to do whatever he can to support President Donald Trump and vows to bring back his immigration crackdowns and jail tents. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
September 23, 2019 - 11:05 am
FOUNTAIN HILLS, Ariz. (AP) — In a memorabilia-packed office that could serve as a museum to his career, Joe Arpaio plots about how he might, at the age of 87, get back his old job as the sheriff of metro Phoenix. The man who became a national lightning rod for immigration, loved by some and loathed...
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Former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger, center, arrives for the first day of her murder trial in the 204th District Court at the Frank Crowley Courts Building in Dallas, Monday, Sept. 23, 2019. Guyger is accused of shooting her black neighbor in his Dallas apartment. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News via AP, Pool)
September 23, 2019 - 11:04 am
DALLAS (AP) — Opening statements were set to begin Monday in the murder trial of a white Dallas police officer who fatally shot a black neighbor in his home, a shooting the officer has said happened after she entered the man's apartment by mistake. Amber Guyger, 31, is on trial for last year's...
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People gather as shops burn in the background during a protest in Wamena in Papua province, Indonesia, Monday, Sept 23, 2019. Hundreds of protesters in Indonesia's restive Papua province set fire to homes and other buildings Monday in a protest sparked by rumors that a teacher had insulted students, and a soldier was killed in another protest in the region, police said. (AP Photo)
September 23, 2019 - 7:12 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — At least 20 people were killed Monday, including three shot by police, in violent protests by hundreds of people sparked by rumors that a teacher insulted an indigenous student in Indonesia's restive Papua province, officials said. An angry mob torched local government...
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September 22, 2019 - 11:54 pm
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, are starting their first official tour as a family with their infant son, Archie, in South Africa. On Monday they are spending the first day of their 10-day, multi-country tour in Cape Town, visiting girls'...
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September 22, 2019 - 2:22 pm
PARMA, Italy (AP) — FIFA president Gianni Infantino labeled the situation of racism inside Italian soccer stadiums "very serious" following the latest incident of offensive chants. A 2-2 draw between Atalanta and Fiorentina on Sunday was suspended briefly during the first half due to racist chants...
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FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2019 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate former U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-Texas, speaks during the New Hampshire state Democratic Party convention, in Manchester, NH. O’Rourke’s call to confiscate the millions of AR- and AK-style firearms in the U.S. raised some big questions. How might it be possible to round up all the millions of those rifles in circulation? Could it be done safely? And would it solve the gun violence problem? (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
September 22, 2019 - 9:32 am
Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke's recent vow to take away people's AR-15 and AK-47 rifles raised one big question: How is it possible to round up the millions of such guns that exist in the United States? The number of AR-15 and AK-47s in the U.S. is estimated at a staggering 16...
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Protesters build a human chain in front of the Cologne Cathedral in Cologne, Germany, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019. About 800 people have protested for more gender equality in the Catholic Church in Germany. (Roberto Pfeil/dpa via AP)
September 22, 2019 - 9:07 am
BERLIN (AP) — About 800 people have protested gender inequality in the Catholic Church by forming a human chain around Germany's Cologne Cathedral. German news agency dpa reported that many of the protesters were women from an activist group called Maria 2.0. The group is pushing for the Catholic...
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September 21, 2019 - 12:49 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The University of Iowa has reopened an inquiry into allegations that members of the school's marching band were targets of abuse during last weekend's game at Iowa State University. Members of the Hawkeye Marching Band allege that they were subjected to racial slurs and other...
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