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Civil and Human Rights

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  • AP News in Brief at 7:58 p.m. EDT

    Tornadoes kill at least 5 in Texas and Arkansas, including parents who died shielding daughter Emergency responders searched through splintered wreckage Monday after a line of tornadoes battered several small communities in Texas and Arkansas, killing at...
  • Looking Out: GLCCB photo archives featured at Creative Alliance film festival

    Looking Out: GLCCB photo archives featured at Creative Alliance film festival
    There are images from decades-old drag shows and Baltimore Pride celebrations, but also early political fundraisers and small gatherings of friends -- often the only settings where lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Baltimoreans could truly be...
  • China indicts detained lawyer on charge of making trouble

    A prominent Chinese rights lawyer taken into custody a year ago was formally indicted Friday on charges of fanning ethnic hatred and provoking troubles. Beijing prosecutors said in a statement that Pu Zhiqiang should be criminally prosecuted for his...
  • George Stephanopoulos and the $75,000 oversight

    George Stephanopoulos and the $75,000 oversight
    George Stephanopoulos now has zero credibility on politics. And if ABC News lets its anchor and political correspondent anywhere near the 2016 presidential campaign, it will have less than zero credibility or journalistic integrity. ABC News can issue...
  • The persecuted Rohingya people of Burma are in a new peril -- at sea

    The persecuted Rohingya people of Burma are in a new peril -- at sea
    The plight of the Rohingya of Burma seems only to get more harrowing. A harshly persecuted and impoverished Muslim minority in a Buddhist majority country, they are stateless, deprived of rightful citizenship by the Burmese government, restricted in where...
  • Fate of jailed and missing Americans hangs over Iran talks

    WASHINGTON As a June 30 deadline approaches for a nuclear deal with Iran, the fate of four Americans imprisoned or missing in the Islamic Republic hangs over the talks and has provoked a debate on Capitol Hill. Three a former Marine, a pastor and a...
  • China indicts rights lawyer in defiance of U.S. plea for release

    HONG KONG China indicted human rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang on charges of provoking trouble, days after the U.S. called for an end to his yearlong detention. Pu, whose clients ranged from poor farmers to activist-artist Ai Weiwei, was accused of inciting...
  • Silicon Valley aims for Cuba, but treads carefully

    SAN JOSE, Calif. If Horacio Nunez grew up in the United States instead of Cuba, the 26-year-old software engineer might have spent hours of his youth surfing the Web. But he had no Internet connection to his Havana home, so he learned how to code under...
  • UN: France must do more to stop racism, refugee abuse

    The U.N. human rights office says France is not doing enough to stop racism against minorities in poor suburbs or to prevent abuse of Roma people and migrants seeking asylum. In a report released Friday, the Geneva-based agency also urged France to do...
  • Wyoming activist celebrates new protections for gays in Laramie

    Wyoming activist celebrates new protections for gays in Laramie
    Growing up in the tiny town of Wheatland, Wyo., Jeran Artery was living deep inside the social closet when he sat in the pew on Sundays, listening to his preacher uncle expound on the moral wrongs of homosexuality. “I grew up thinking everything...
  • Taliban attack underscores difficulties facing Afghan leader

    An audacious Taliban attack on a Kabul guesthouse that left 14 people dead, including nine foreigners, underscores the difficulties President Ashraf Ghani faces in providing even basic security following the withdrawal of international combat troops...