Human rights and civil liberties

FILE - In this Wednesday, April 19, 2017 file photo, Istvan Szavay of the opposition right-wing party Jobbik, participates in the general debate of deputies regarding the proposed legislation on the transparency of foreign-funded NGOs during the plenary session of the parliament in Budapest, Hungary. Istvan Szavay said Monday Dec. 3, 2018, he is resigning his seat in parliament after the leak of a recording on which he could be heard making anti-Semitic comments. (Szilard Koszticsak/MTI via AP, File)
December 03, 2018 - 6:40 am
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A lawmaker with Hungary's nationalistic Jobbik party says he is resigning his seat in parliament after the leak of a recording on which he could be heard making anti-Semitic comments. Istvan Szavay of the Jobbik party has denied hitting or hurting a Jewish woman, saying his...
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Former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon speaks during an interview with the Associated Press in Tokyo, Monday, Dec. 3, 2018. Ban has urged North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to take concrete steps toward complete denuclearization and gain the trust of the international community if he wants sanctions lifted. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
December 03, 2018 - 2:09 am
TOKYO (AP) — Former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Monday to take concrete steps toward complete denuclearization and gain the trust of the international community if he wants sanctions lifted. Ban, a former South Korean foreign minister, said "this is...
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Mexico's new President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador greets the crowd at the end of his inaugural ceremony at the National Congress in Mexico City, Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018. Mexicans are getting more than just a new president Saturday. The inauguration of Lopez Obrador will mark a turning point in one of the world's most radical experiments in opening markets and privatization. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
December 02, 2018 - 3:27 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador used his first full day in office Sunday to double down on promises to deploy Mexico's military for public security to address a key concern: stemming rampant violence and rising murders. Speaking before rows of generals at a sun-drenched...
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FILE - In this Nov. 22, 1990 file photo, President George H.W. Bush is greeted by Saudi troops and others as he arrives in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, for a Thanksgiving visit. Bush died at the age of 94 on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, about eight months after the death of his wife, Barbara Bush. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
December 01, 2018 - 12:41 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — He was the man who sought a "kinder, and gentler nation," and the one who sternly invited Americans to read his lips — he would not raise taxes. He was the popular leader of a mighty coalition that dislodged Iraq from Kuwait, and was turned out of the presidency after a single term...
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FILE - In this May 11, 2008 file photo, former President George H.W. Bush arrives on the South Lawn of White House in Washington. Bush died at the age of 94 on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, about eight months after the death of his wife, Barbara Bush. (AP Photo/Lawrence Jackson, File)
December 01, 2018 - 7:32 am
HOUSTON (AP) — George H.W. Bush, a World War II hero whose presidency soared with the coalition victory over Iraq in Kuwait, but then plummeted in the throes of a weak economy that led voters to turn him out of office after a single term, has died. He was 94. Bush, who also presided during the...
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This photo provided by the Mesquite Police Department shows Amber Guyger, taken Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. Former Dallas police officer Guyger was indicted on murder charges Friday, nearly three months after she fatally shot an unarmed black neighbor whose apartment she said she entered by mistake, believing it to be her own. (Mesquite Police Department via AP)
November 30, 2018 - 7:52 pm
DALLAS (AP) — A white former Dallas police officer was indicted on a murder charge Friday, nearly three months after she fatally shot an unarmed black neighbor whose apartment she said she entered by mistake, believing it to be her own. Amber Guyger told fellow officers that she opened fire when...
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November 30, 2018 - 3:39 pm
DALLAS (AP) — The indictment of Dallas police officer Amber Guyger on a murder charge in the killing of an unarmed black neighbor marks the latest development in a national conversation on issues of law enforcement and race. A look at that case and others in recent years in which law enforcement...
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November 30, 2018 - 9:05 am
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — Staffers at the nation's largest passport-processing agency accuse the office of bullying, retaliation and unfair hiring practices, saying supervisors, among other things, put a "hurt feelings report" on the desks of workers perceived as whining and displayed a Walmart job...
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November 29, 2018 - 7:24 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf's administration is settling a vote-counting lawsuit stemming from the 2016 presidential election, in part by affirming a commitment it made previously to push Pennsylvania's counties to buy voting systems that leave a verifiable paper trail by 2020. Paperwork...
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November 29, 2018 - 5:50 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — CNN has parted ways with contributor Marc Lamont Hill after a speech the college professor made on Israel and Palestine at the United Nations. A CNN spokesperson confirmed Thursday that Marc Lamont Hill is no longer under contract. The network did not give a reason, but the move...
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