Human rights and civil liberties

In this circa 1992 photo provided by Jim Brochin and made by Martha Kavanaugh, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, front row far right, poses with Yale University Law School classmates at Kavanaugh's parents' home in St. Michaels, Md. Front row from left are Steve Hartmann, Jim Brochin, Richard Roberts, and Kavanaugh. Back row from left are Ken Christmas, James Boasberg, Zeb Landsman, and Edmund Burns. (Martha Kavanaugh via AP)
August 28, 2018 - 8:16 am
When Brett Kavanaugh was a student at Yale University in the 1980s, some of his classmates were protesting South Africa's apartheid system, rallying for gay rights and backing dining hall workers in a labor dispute. But people who knew Kavanaugh an undergraduate and law student at Yale say the...
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Jacksonville police officers guard an area Monday, Aug. 27, 2018, near the scene of a fatal shooting at The Jacksonville Landing on Sunday in Jacksonville, Fla. A gunman opened fire at a video game tournament killing multiple people and then fatally shooting himself in a rampage that wounded several others. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
August 28, 2018 - 7:33 am
BALTIMORE (AP) — The suspect in a deadly shooting at a Florida video game tournament had previously been hospitalized for mental illness, according to court records in his home state of Maryland reviewed by The Associated Press. Divorce filings from the parents of 24-year-old David Katz of...
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FILE - In this Aug 27, 2018 file photo protesters light fireworks during a far-right demonstration in Chemnitz, Germany, after a man has died and two others were injured in an altercation between several people of "various nationalities" in the eastern German city of Chemnitz on Sunday. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer, file)
August 28, 2018 - 4:40 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's top security official offered to send federal assistance to the eastern state of Saxony on Tuesday following violence during a far-right protest in the city of Chemnitz that left at least six people injured. The protest late Monday, sparked by the killing of a 35-year-old...
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FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, officiates at the swearing-in of Judge Britt Grant to take a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in Atlanta at the U.S. District Courthouse in Washington. SKavanaugh has frequently supported giving the government wide latitude in the name of national security, including the secret collection of personal data from Americans. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
August 28, 2018 - 3:34 am
CINCINNATI (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has frequently supported giving the U.S. government wide latitude in the name of national security, including the secret collection of personal data from Americans. It's a subject Democrats plan to grill Kavanaugh about during his confirmation...
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FILE - In this June 7, 2018, file photo, Robert Johnson, 35, left, leaves after his statement at New Beginnings Christian Church in Mesa, Ariz. Suburban Phoenix police officers shown on video beating an unarmed Johnson as he stood against a wall three months ago should not face criminal charges, outside police investigators said Monday, Aug. 27, 2018, about one of a series of recent incidents that drew questions about the agency's use of force. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)
August 27, 2018 - 11:03 pm
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Suburban Phoenix police officers shown on video beating an unarmed black man as he stood against a wall three months ago should not face criminal charges, outside police investigators said Monday about one of a series of recent incidents that drew criticism about the agency...
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FILE - In this March 29, 2018, file photo, the logo for Facebook appears on screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York's Times Square. Myanmar’s powerful military chief is among 20 individuals and organizations that Facebook says it is banning from its site in order to “prevent the spread of hate and misinformation." The action Monday comes after the social media giant was criticized for being used to inflame ethnic and religious conflict in the country, particularly against Rohingya Muslims. Some 700,000 Rohingya fled their homes in western Myanmar over the past year. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
August 27, 2018 - 5:40 pm
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Facebook said Monday that it is banning Myanmar's powerful military chief and 19 other individuals and organizations from its site to prevent the spread of hate and misinformation. The social media giant was heavily criticized for permitting itself to be used to inflame...
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President Donald Trump, center, greets people as he arrives to speak during a dinner for evangelical leaders in the State Dining Room of the White House, Monday, Aug. 27, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
August 27, 2018 - 5:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says the government's "attacks on communities of faith" are over as he hosts a dinner celebrating evangelical Christian leaders at the White House. Trump says the government in recent years has tried to undermine religious freedom, but those days are over...
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Jacksonville police officers guard an area Monday, Aug. 27, 2018, near the scene of a fatal shooting at The Jacksonville Landing on Sunday in Jacksonville, Fla. A gunman opened fire at a video game tournament killing multiple people and then fatally shooting himself in a rampage that wounded several others. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
August 27, 2018 - 2:49 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — The suspect in a deadly shooting at a Florida video game tournament had previously been hospitalized for mental illness, according to court records in his home state of Maryland reviewed by The Associated Press. Divorce filings from the parents of 24-year-old David Katz of...
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Rohingya children stand next to a bamboo fence overlooking an expanse of makeshift bamboo and tarp shelters at Kutupalong refugee camp, where they have been living amid uncertainty over their future after they fled Myanmar to escape violence a year ago, in Bangladesh, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
August 27, 2018 - 12:13 pm
GENEVA (AP) — Investigators working for the U.N.'s top human rights body said Monday that Myanmar military leaders should be prosecuted for genocide against Rohingya Muslims, taking the unusual step of identifying by name six of those it says were behind systematic crimes targeting the ethnic...
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FILE - In this Jan. 19, 1993 file photo, singer Aretha Franklin performs at the inaugural gala for President Bill Clinton in Washington. Franklin died on Aug. 16, 2018, at her home in Detroit. She was 76. Public viewings are planned Tuesday and Wednesday at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, which is also where civil rights icon Rosa Parks lay in repose after her 2005 death. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta, File)
August 27, 2018 - 11:26 am
DETROIT (AP) — Aretha Franklin had admirers the world over, but there's no doubt the flame burned brightest in Detroit — the place she was raised and remained for most of her life. It's difficult to separate the singer from the city, so you better think that her town is saying farewell in royal...
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