Human rights and civil liberties

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, right, unveils the creation of Commission on Unalienable Rights, headed by Mary Ann Glendon, left, a Harvard Law School professor and a former U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See, during an announcement at the US State Department in Washington, Monday, July 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
July 08, 2019 - 4:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said Monday that it will review the role of human rights in American foreign policy, appointing a commission expected to elevate concerns about religious freedom and abortion. Human rights groups accused the administration of politicizing foreign policy in...
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In this June 23, 2019 photo, Democratic presidential candidate and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, right, and South Bend Police Chief Scott Ruszkowski, left, bow their heads in prayer during a town hall community meeting at Washington High School in South Bend, Ind. Several Democratic White House hopefuls are explicitly connecting their faith to their agendas, making a values-based appeal to religious swing voters who will be critical in next year’s election after white evangelicals broke heavily for President Donald Trump. (Robert Franklin/South Bend Tribune via AP)
July 07, 2019 - 3:12 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — When 10 Democratic presidential candidates were pressed on immigration policy during their recent debate, Pete Buttigieg took his answer in an unexpected direction: He turned the question into a matter of faith. Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, accused Republicans who...
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Phoenix Police Department Sgt. Kevin Johnson shows off the new Axon Body 2 body camera after demonstrating to fellow officers how the camera works as another precinct gets their cameras assigned to them Wednesday, July 3, 2019, in Phoenix. Although body-worn cameras are becoming a police standard nationwide, Phoenix was among the last big departments to adopt their widespread use. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
July 06, 2019 - 6:32 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix police officer yelled obscenities and forced an unarmed black man suspected of shoplifting up against a patrol car. Another aimed his gun at the man's pregnant fiancee, ordering her out of the car with the couple's two small children. Dramatic video of the confrontation...
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A reveller attends the annual LGBTQ pride parade in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, July 6, 2019. European cities celebrated LGBTQ pride on Saturday with colorful parades that also became platforms for political demands and a push back against far-right populist parties. This year's events in London, Madrid or Budapest mark the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Inn uprising in New York against police persecution, a turning point in the modern gay rights movement. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
July 06, 2019 - 6:04 pm
MADRID (AP) — European cities celebrated LGBTQ pride on Saturday with colorful parades that also became platforms for political demands and a push back against far-right populist parties. This year's events in London, Madrid and Budapest mark the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Inn uprising in...
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FILE - This file photo provided by Jefferson County Sheriff's Office shows Marshae Jones. An An Alabama district attorney said Wednesday, July 3, 2019, she is dropping the manslaughter charge against Jones, a woman who lost her fetus when she was shot during a fight. (Jefferson County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
July 06, 2019 - 5:32 pm
BESSEMER, Ala. (AP) — The manslaughter charge against an Alabama woman who lost her fetus when she was shot during a fight was dropped Saturday. Circuit Judge David Carpenter granted the state's motion to dismiss the case against Marshae Jones, 28. Jones was five months pregnant when 23-year-old...
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United States' Megan Rapinoe attends a press conference at the Stade de Lyon, outside Lyon, France, Saturday, July 6, 2019. US will face Netherlands in a Women's World Cup final match Sunday in Lyon. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
July 06, 2019 - 2:36 pm
LYON, France (AP) — Megan Rapinoe called out FIFA on the eve of the Women's World Cup title match. Her criticism Saturday ranged from the gap in prize money between the men and women, to scheduling that put the World Cup final on the same day as the Gold Cup final in the United States and the Copa...
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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump, walk on the tarmac upon arrival at Morristown Municipal Airport, in Morristown, N.J., Friday, July 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
July 06, 2019 - 6:26 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department says it will press its search for legal grounds to force the inclusion of a citizenship question on the 2020 census, hours after President Donald Trump said he is "very seriously" considering an executive order to get the question on the form. Trump said...
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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump, walk on the tarmac upon arrival at Morristown Municipal Airport, in Morristown, N.J., Friday, July 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
July 05, 2019 - 7:48 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department said Friday it will press its search for legal grounds to force the inclusion of a citizenship question on the 2020 Census, hours after President Donald Trump said he is "very seriously" considering an executive order to get the question on the form. Trump...
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This undated photo provided by the American Academy of Pediatrics on Friday, July 5, 2019 shows a drawing by a migrant child at the Catholic Charities Humanitarian Respite Center in McAllen, Texas. The release of the pictures follows a government watchdog report warning about overcrowded South Texas facilities holding migrant families. (American Academy of Pediatrics via AP)
July 05, 2019 - 6:22 pm
MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — In one drawing, stick figures sleep on the ground under blankets watched by other figures with hats. Another picture has frowning stick figures behind what appears to be a chain-link fence. One shows two toilets in a small room. All of the drawings include imposing jail-like...
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Venezuela's opposition leader and self-proclaimed interim president Juan Guaidó and his wife Fabiana Rosales, arrive to the National Assembly to take part in a ceremony marking Independence Day also know as Fifth of July, in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, July 5, 2019. The holiday commemorates Venezuela's declaration of independence from Spain in 1811. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
July 05, 2019 - 1:50 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's President Nicolás Maduro oversaw a grand military parade to mark the country's independence day Friday, reveling in his might as commander-in-chief as the embattled socialist leader comes under mounting criticism for using brutal tactics to crush his opponents...
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