Human rights and civil liberties

President Donald Trump pumps his fist as he finishes speaking during an event at the Whirlpool Corporation facility in Clyde, Ohio, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
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August 07, 2020 - 5:38 am
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump has ordered a sweeping but vague ban on dealings with the Chinese owners of social media apps TikTok and WeChat on security grounds, a move China's government criticized as “political manipulation." The twin executive orders issued Thursday — one for each app...
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FILE - In this July 28, 2020, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a campaign event at the William "Hicks" Anderson Community Center in Wilmington, Del. Biden again waded into controversy over how he discusses race and ethnicity, as he compared the relative diversity of the Black and Hispanic populations in the United States. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
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August 06, 2020 - 5:51 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden faces new scrutiny over how he discusses race and ethnicity after drawing distinctions between Black and Hispanic populations in the United States. “By the way, what you all know but most people don’t know, unlike the African American...
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Attorney General William Barr listens during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on the oversight of the Department of Justice as a video plays in the background on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, July 28, 2020 in Washington. (Chip Somodevilla/Pool via AP)
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July 28, 2020 - 5:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr defended the aggressive federal law enforcement response to civil unrest in America as he testified for the first time before the House Judiciary Committee, pushing back against angry, skeptical Democrats who said President Donald Trump’s...
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo lays a wreath at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library, Thursday, July 23, 2020, in Yorba Linda, Calif. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)
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July 23, 2020 - 5:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration took a hammer to one of the most significant Republican foreign policy achievements in the past five decades on Thursday, with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declaring U.S. engagement with China a dismal failure. As the administration sharpens its already...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference at the White House, Tuesday, July 21, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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July 21, 2020 - 5:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is threatening to veto a massive defense policy bill over a provision that would rename military bases such as Fort Bragg that are named after Confederate officers. The veto threat came hours before the House voted Tuesday on the $741 billion annual defense...
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FILE - In this June 28, 2020 file photo, armed homeowners Mark and Patricia McCloskey, standing in front their house along Portland Place confront protesters marching to St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson's house in the Central West End of St. Louis. St. Louis’ top prosecutor told The Associated Press on Monday, July 20, 2020 that she is charging a white husband and wife with felony unlawful use of a weapon for displaying guns during a racial injustice protest outside their mansion. (Laurie Skrivan/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP File)
July 20, 2020 - 9:32 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis’ top prosecutor on Monday charged a husband and wife with felony unlawful use of a weapon for displaying guns during a racial injustice protest outside their mansion. Mark and Patricia McCloskey, who are white, are both personal injury attorneys in their 60s. Circuit...
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First deputy superintendent Eric Carter watches as a video from the Christopher Columbus protest in Grant Park on Friday, July 17, is shown to the media during a press conference at the Chicago Police Department Headquarters, Monday, July 20, 2020. (Anthony Vazquez/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
July 20, 2020 - 3:02 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The war of words between Chicago's mayor and President Donald Trump escalated Monday after a weekend where dozens of people were injured by gunfire and 12 were killed, with the mayor rejecting any suggestion that federal troops should be dispatched as they were in Portland, Oregon,...
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 John Lewis attends the U.S. Postal Service Unveiling of the 1963 March On Washington Stamp on August 23, 2013 in Washington, United States.
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July 18, 2020 - 7:07 am
ATLANTA (AP) — John Lewis, a lion of the civil rights movement whose bloody beating by Alabama state troopers in 1965 helped galvanize opposition to racial segregation, and who went on to a long and celebrated career in Congress, has died. He was 80. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi confirmed Lewis’...
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Signs for the Washington Redskins are displayed outside FedEx Field in Landover, Md., Monday, July 13, 2020. The Washington NFL franchise announced Monday that it will drop the “Redskins” name and Indian head logo immediately, bowing to decades of criticism that they are offensive to Native Americans. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
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July 13, 2020 - 11:19 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington NFL franchise announced Monday it is dropping the “Redskins” name and Indian head logo, bowing to recent pressure from sponsors and decades of criticism that they are offensive to Native Americans. A new name must still be selected for one of the oldest and most...
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FILE - This combination of the 2020 file photos shows, from left to right; Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. in Washington on May 5, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas in Washington on June 24, Rep. Chris Smith, R-N.J., in Washington on June 2, Sam Brownback, Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom, in Washington on June 10. China on Monday, July 13, said it will ban entry to U.S. Senators Rubio and Cruz, Representative Smith and Ambassador for Religious Freedom Brownback over their criticism of the ruling Communist Party's policies toward minority groups and people of faith. (AP Photo)
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July 13, 2020 - 7:44 am
BEIJING (AP) — China said Monday it will impose sanctions on three U.S. lawmakers and one ambassador in response to similar actions taken by the U.S. last week against Chinese officials over alleged human rights abuses against Muslims in the Xinjiang region. U.S. Senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz,...
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