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Leading LGBT+ rights lawyer David Buckel dies after setting himself on fire in protest in Brooklyn park

Leading LGBT+ rights lawyer David Buckel dies after setting himself on fire in protest in Brooklyn parkA leading LGBT+ lawyer and environmental activist used fossil fuels to burn himself to death in New York in a drastic protest against climate catastrophe. David Buckel’s body was found by onlookers in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park. Before setting himself alight, he had stowed his identification and a suicide note close by, police sources said.



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Gun rights activists rally at state capitols nationwide

Gun rights activists rally at state capitols nationwidePro-gun supporters wrapped in flags and carrying guns rallied at statehouses across the U.S.



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ACLU Enlists Celebrities To Help Teach Immigrants Their Rights If ICE Comes Knocking

ACLU Enlists Celebrities To Help Teach Immigrants Their Rights If ICE Comes KnockingA new series of animated films from the American Civil Liberties Union seeks



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Some Gun Rights Activists Counterprotest Massive ‘March For Our Lives' Rallies

Some Gun Rights Activists Counterprotest Massive ‘March For Our Lives' RalliesWASHINGTON ― As hundreds of thousands of students, teachers and activists



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Top ACLU Voting Rights Lawyer Rips Into Trump Expert's Evidence Of Kansas Voter Fraud

Top ACLU Voting Rights Lawyer Rips Into Trump Expert's Evidence Of Kansas Voter FraudThe ACLU’s top voting rights lawyer faced down one of President Donald Trump’s voter fraud commissioners in court on Friday, getting him to concede that he had shaky evidence of significant voter fraud in Kansas. The exchange came on the fourth day of a trial over a Kansas law that requires residents to prove they are U.S. citizens when they register to vote. Several residents who were not allowed to vote in the 2016 election are being represented by the American Civil Liberties Union in the suit against Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R). Dale Ho, director of the ACLU’s voting rights project, questioned Hans von Spakovsky, a former Justice Department official and member of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, who is one of the most prominent people arguing that noncitizen voter registration is a substantial issue.



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UN rights chief slams 'pernicious' Security Council veto use

UN rights chief slams 'pernicious' Security Council veto useGENEVA (AP) — The outgoing U.N. human rights chief on Monday accused the veto-wielding members of the U.N. Security Council of being second only to criminals who kill and maim when it comes to responsibility for some of the world's most egregious rights violations.



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The Supreme Court Should Honor Dr. King's Legacy On Labor Rights

The Supreme Court Should Honor Dr. King's Legacy On Labor RightsIn the early days of April 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. traveled to Memphis, Tennessee, to join in a protest with 1,300 city sanitation workers who had gone on strike after two of their colleagues were killed on the job.



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The Latest: Ban assault weapons, civil rights activist says

The Latest: Ban assault weapons, civil rights activist saysJACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on civil rights activists being honored in Mississippi (all times local):



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Trump Budget Eliminates DOJ 'Peacemaker' Office Founded By Civil Rights Act

Trump Budget Eliminates DOJ 'Peacemaker' Office Founded By Civil Rights ActWASHINGTON ― The Trump administration has proposed the elimination of a historic Justice Department office known as the federal government’s “peacemakers.”



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The U.N. Human Rights Office Has Identified 206 Companies Linked to Israeli Settlements

The U.N. Human Rights Office Has Identified 206 Companies Linked to Israeli SettlementsThe settlements are considered illegal under international law



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