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Civil and Human Rights

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  • Why a fired fire chief in Atlanta got on Capitol Hill's radar

    WASHINGTON The firing of Atlanta's fire chief has already become a flashpoint in the debate over how to balance the religious beliefs of public officials against the civil rights of their constituents. Now the argument has spread to the Capitol...
  • Chris Brown denied entry into Canada, concerts canceled

    Chris Brown denied entry into Canada, concerts canceled
    Singer Chris Brown's "Between the Sheets" tour apparently won't be stopping in Canada this week after all: He said he had been barred from entering the country.   On Tuesday afternoon, Brown wrote on Twitter: “Unfortunately I will not be able to...
  • Redskins: Canceling trademark violates free-speech rights

    A federal government decision to cancel the Washington Redskins' trademark because it may be disparaging infringes on free-speech rights and unfairly singles the team out, lawyers argued in court papers filed Monday. The team wants to overturn a decision...
  • Egyptian president issues new anti-terrorism law

    The Egyptian president has issued a law that broadens the state's definition of terrorism to include anyone who threatens public order "by any means," and gives authorities powers to draw up lists of alleged terrorists with little judicial recourse....
  • Federal judge SLAPPs down Pandora's 1st Amendment defense

    Federal judge SLAPPs down Pandora's 1st Amendment defense
    A federal judge has denied Pandora's motion to dismiss the copyright-infringement claims brought by pre-1972 recording artists, finding that the online webcaster's free-speech rights don't bar artists from demanding royalties for the songs Pandora plays....
  • Rights group says 1,500 sites of Syrian air attacks

    Human Rights Watch said Tuesday it has identified nearly 1,500 sites where the Syrian government has carried out indiscriminate air attacks over the past year using barrel bombs and other improvised weapons that have killed or injured thousands of people....
  • NC considers exempting some from performing gay weddings

    Some North Carolina lawmakers are convinced that court officials should be exempt from having to perform same-sex weddings or issue marriage licenses to gays because of the workers' religious beliefs. A Senate committee on Tuesday endorsed a measure...
  • Wal-Mart criticizes 'conscience protection' measure

    Wal-Mart on Tuesday criticized a "conscience protection" measure in the retail giant's home state that opponents say sanctions discrimination against gays and lesbians, while Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson also expressed concerns about the legislation. The...
  • Clinton to women: It can still feel like 1955 out there

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. Hillary Clinton, the first female candidate to seriously vie for the presidency, told thousands of Silicon Valley professionals Tuesday that despite strides in the United States for women, the economy in many ways is still operating...
  • Report: Cluster bombs have been used in Ukraine conflict

    Illegal weapons such as cluster bombs have been used in the Ukraine conflict, Amnesty International said while also criticizing both sides in the fighting for the high number of civilian deaths. "Taking into account everything we understand for now, we...
  • FIFA closes on dates for taboo-breaking World Cup in Qatar

    The World Cup in Qatar keeps provoking outrage and breaking taboos. Seven years before the 2022 tournament kicks off in the wealthy emirate, FIFA recommended a break with soccer tradition on Tuesday — moving its marquee tournament to November and...