Human rights and civil liberties

FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2017, file photo, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks during a dinner hosted by the Washington Policy Center in Bellevue, Wash. The Education Department wants to narrow the scope of civil rights investigations at schools, focusing on individual complaints rather than systemic problems, according to a document obtained by The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
November 23, 2017 - 3:12 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Education Department wants to narrow the scope of civil rights investigations at schools, focusing on individual complaints rather than systemic problems, according to a document obtained by The Associated Press. Under the Obama administration, when a student complained of...
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Fikret Alic, holds holds a copy of a magazine bearing his image, after the verdict which the Yugoslav War Crimes Tribunal, ICTY, handed down in the genocide trial against former Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic, in The Hague, Netherlands, Wednesday Nov. 22, 2017. Alic, a Bosnian man who became a figurehead for the suffering of Bosnians during the war when he was photographed as an emaciated prisoner behind the wire of a Bosnian Serb prison camp, was among those who watched the hearing. A U.N. court has convicted former Bosnian Serb military chief Gen. Ratko Mladic of genocide and crimes against humanity and sentenced him to life in prison for atrocities perpetrated during Bosnia's 1992-1995 war. (AP Photo/Phil Nijhuis)
November 22, 2017 - 10:07 pm
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Latest on the judgment on former Bosnian Serb military chief Gen. Ratko Mladic (all times local): 5:50 p.m. Kosovo has welcomed the conviction of Serbian military chief Ratko Mladic on charges of genocide and other crimes by a United Nations court. Kosovo's Foreign...
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In this Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, photo, tents are seen in the Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh where Rohingya Muslims live, after crossing over from Myanmar into Bangladesh. More than 620,000 Rohingya have fled Rakhine for neighbouring Bangladesh since late August 2017, when the military launched what it called "clearance operations" in response to insurgent attacks. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
November 22, 2017 - 8:25 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Widespread atrocities against Rohingya Muslim women and girls have been orchestrated and perpetrated by Myanmar's military and may amount to war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide, the U.N. envoy on sexual violence in conflict said Wednesday. Pramila Patten, who met...
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November 22, 2017 - 5:08 pm
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Some state workers are refusing to cooperate with an investigation of a secret sexual harassment settlement involving four Republican lawmakers. House Republican leaders have hired a Louisville law firm to investigate the settlement. The firm was supposed to present its...
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FILE - In this March 15, 2017, file photo, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, the executive director of UN Women, speaks to reporters during a news conference at U.N. headquarters. The United Nations began campaigning to end violence against women decades ago, but its effort gained little traction, until the outpouring of allegations of sexual misconduct against powerful men in Hollywood, the U.S. Congress and boardrooms put the issue on front pages and TV screens around the world. "This is the moment!" Mlambo-Ngcuka said in an interview ahead of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on Nov. 25. "It really has to come out of the woodwork." (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
November 22, 2017 - 3:28 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations began campaigning to end violence against women decades ago, but its effort gained little traction — until the outpouring of allegations of sexual misconduct against powerful men in Hollywood, the U.S. Congress and boardrooms put the issue on front pages and...
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November 22, 2017 - 2:52 pm
Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Nov. 22 Los Angeles Times on the Thanksgiving turkey: Observing an annual pre-Thanksgiving rite, President Trump pardoned two big white fluffy turkeys Tuesday in a photo op at the White House. (Named Drumstick and Wishbone, the...
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FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2017, file photo, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks during a dinner hosted by the Washington Policy Center in Bellevue, Wash. The Education Department wants to narrow the scope of civil rights investigations at schools, focusing on individual complaints rather than systemic problems, according to a document obtained by The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
November 22, 2017 - 2:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Education Department wants to narrow the scope of civil rights investigations at schools, focusing on individual complaints rather than systemic problems, according to a document obtained by The Associated Press. Under the Obama administration, when a student complained of...
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Officials prepare for a gathering outside the ruling party ZANU PF headquarters in Harare, Wednesday Nov. 22, 2017 where returning recently fired vice president and now president elect, Emmerson Mnangagwa is expected to address crowds of supporters. Mnangagwa has retuned to Harare to be sworn in as the country's new leader Friday, after Robert Mugabe announced his resignation in the middle of impeachment proceedings again him Tuesday. (AP Photo/Christopher Torchia)
November 22, 2017 - 12:34 pm
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The Latest on Zimbabwe's political turmoil (all times local): 7:35 p.m. Zimbabwe's incoming leader Emmerson Mnangagwa says the country is witnessing a "new and unfolding democracy" in his first public speech in his new role. He is addressing a huge crowd outside ruling party...
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In this Monday, March 13, 2017 photo, Theo Ramos, 15, holds his stuffed toy named Strawberry as he sits in his bedroom in Homestead, Fla. Ramos is embracing his gender fluidity, saying, “I present myself differently on different days, depending on what it is I’m doing or who I’m seeing, but my emotions about my gender identity pretty much stay the same.” (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
November 22, 2017 - 11:58 am
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — It's been six years since Theo Ramos first cut himself in the school bathroom, six years since his parents and friends and teachers found out he wanted to be a boy instead of a girl, six years in transition. And his mother, 55-year-old Lori Ramos, has been at his side. "We've...
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FILE - In this March 15, 2017, file photo, a sign marks a pick-up point for the Uber car service at LaGuardia Airport in New York. Uber is coming clean about its cover-up of a year-old hacking attack that stole personal information about more than 57 million of the beleaguered ride-hailing service's customers and drivers. The revelation Tuesday marks the latest stain on Uber's reputation. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
November 22, 2017 - 10:00 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Uber is coming clean about its cover-up of a year-old hacking attack that stole personal information about more than 57 million of the beleaguered ride-hailing service's customers and drivers. So far, there's no evidence that the data taken has been misused, according to a...
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