Human rights and civil liberties

Protesters stand outside of the St. Louis city jail on Monday, Sept. 18, 2017. The protesters chanted "free our people" outside the jail on Monday night to show solidarity with those who remain behind bars. Police said that more than 120 people were arrested during Sunday's protests. Monday was the fourth day of protests over the acquittal of a white former police officer in the killing of a black suspect. (David Carson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
September 20, 2017 - 7:11 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Protesters said they would take to the streets again Wednesday in the St. Louis area to demonstrate against a judge's recent acquittal of a white former police officer who fatally shot a black suspect in 2011. The demonstration planned in Clayton, Missouri, would be the latest part...
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CORRECTS NAME TO Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi- Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi speaks during the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
September 20, 2017 - 5:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Egypt is failing to protect free speech and its minorities, investigate abuses by its forces or grant U.S. monitors access to the conflict-ridden Sinai Peninsula, according to a damning Trump administration report obtained by The Associated Press. The U.S. grievances, detailed in a...
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September 20, 2017 - 5:12 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Michigan is illegally allowing faith-based groups to reject same-sex couples who want to adopt children or become foster parents, the American Civil Liberties Union said Wednesday in a lawsuit challenging the practice. Groups such as Catholic Charities and Bethany Christian Services...
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St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson holds a press conference at city hall on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, in St. Louis. Several hundred people gathered on a hot, unshaded public plaza for an interfaith service followed by a march to City Hall. The service came after four days of protests that followed a judge's decision Friday to acquit former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley of first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of 24-year-old Anthony Lamar Smith. (David Carson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
September 20, 2017 - 4:32 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — After defeating three leading black candidates, the new white mayor of St. Louis is carefully navigating racial strife that culminated in days of protest over the acquittal of a white former police officer who fatally shot a black suspect. Lyda Krewson watched as her city and some...
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Iran's President Hassan Rouhani listens during a news conference, during his visit for the United Nations General Assembly, Wednesday Sept. 20, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
September 20, 2017 - 4:11 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on the U.N. General Assembly (all times local): 4:10 p.m. Iran's President Hassan Rouhani says the Iranian people are waiting for an apology from U.S. President Donald Trump for his "extremely offensive" rhetoric and baseless allegations. Rouhani told a news...
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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani addresses the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
September 20, 2017 - 3:36 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Iran's president warned Wednesday that his country will "respond decisively" to any violation of the agreement that reins in its nuclear program and called U.S. President Donald Trump's "ignorant, absurd and hateful rhetoric" about Iran unfit for the United Nations. In remarks...
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September 20, 2017 - 12:56 pm
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Parenthood filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday that challenges a Maine restriction common across most of the U.S. that abortions be performed solely by physicians. The two groups were joined by four nurses and abortion provider...
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FILE - In this an. 28, 2016 file photo, South Dakota Republican state Rep. Lynne DiSanto testifies in a state House committee at the Capitol in Pierre, S.D. DiSanto has apologized for a Facebook post where she shared a meme Sept. 7, 2017, depicting protesters being hit by a vehicle. It was posted less than a month after a driver rammed through counter-protesters at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., killing a woman. (AP Photo/James Nord, File)
September 20, 2017 - 10:36 am
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A Republican South Dakota legislator under fire for a Facebook post has apologized for a "lack of judgment." Rep. Lynne DiSanto of Box Elder shared a meme Sept. 7 depicting protesters being hit by a vehicle. It was posted less than a month after a driver hit counter-...
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September 20, 2017 - 10:24 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A professor who tweeted about teaching "future dead cops" at a college of criminal justice says he'll continue to speak out despite being placed on leave. Michael Isaacson tells the Daily News ( http://nydn.us/2xw9yLv ) that he refuses to remain silent amid a "coordinated campaign"...
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President Donald Trump meets with Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani at the Palace Hotel during the United Nations General Assembly, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
September 20, 2017 - 2:07 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on U.S. President Donald Trump at the United Nations (all times local): 6:30 p.m. President Donald Trump will be returning to New York next week for a fundraising dinner. An email from Trump's campaign operation is advertising a chance for donors to win tickets to a "...
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