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How the Supreme Court Handled Its First Test of Abortion Rights Since Kavanaugh Joined

How the Supreme Court Handled Its First Test of Abortion Rights Since Kavanaugh JoinedThree conservative judges issued a dissenting opinion, arguing that the Supreme Court should take the case.



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Ocasio-Cortez says climate crisis will be the moon landing, civil rights movement and Great Society of this generation

Ocasio-Cortez says climate crisis will be the moon landing, civil rights movement and Great Society of this generationRep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said fighting climate change will require bold action akin to Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal or NASA’s Apollo program.



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Republicans Sink Trump Judicial Nominee Hostile To Black Voters' Rights

Republicans Sink Trump Judicial Nominee Hostile To Black Voters' RightsWASHINGTON ― In a shocking defeat for President Donald Trump, Sen. Tim Scott



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Senate Advances Judicial Nominee Known For Weakening Black Voters' Rights

Senate Advances Judicial Nominee Known For Weakening Black Voters' RightsWASHINGTON ― The Senate on Wednesday inched closer to confirming Thomas Farr



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Rights group urges Argentina to charge Saudi crown prince at G20

Rights group urges Argentina to charge Saudi crown prince at G20Human Rights Watch has urged Argentine prosecutors to consider bringing criminal charges against Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who is due to join world leaders in Buenos Aires this week for the G20 summit. The New York-based rights group said it had filed a submission with Argentine prosecutors calling on them to invoke the country’s universal jurisdiction statute to prosecute the crown prince for alleged war crimes committed by the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen. “Argentine prosecutorial authorities should scrutinize Mohammed bin Salman’s role in possible war crimes committed by the Saudi-led coalition since 2015 in Yemen,” HRW director Kenneth Roth said.



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Alabama mall shooting: Family of black man killed by police officer on Thanksgiving hires civil rights lawyer

Alabama mall shooting: Family of black man killed by police officer on Thanksgiving hires civil rights lawyerThe family of a 21-year-old black man who was shot by a police officer at shopping centre in Alabama on Thanksgiving has hired a national civil rights lawyer to represent them. Emantic Fitzgerald Bradford Jr was fatally shot on Thursday night by a police officer who was responding to reports of gunfire at Hoover’s Riverchase Galleria near the city of Birmingham. Authorities said a Hoover police officer who was working as security at the shopping mall confronted an armed man running away from the scene and fatally shot him.



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Saudi Arabia Allegedly Tortured Women's Rights Activists Before Khashoggi Murder

Saudi Arabia Allegedly Tortured Women's Rights Activists Before Khashoggi MurderIn the wake of the brutal torture and murder of Saudi journalist Jamal



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Within hours, rights groups sue to overturn Trump order on asylum

Within hours, rights groups sue to overturn Trump order on asylumPresident Trump’s latest executive action, which seeks to limit the ability of migrants to apply for asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border, was met with widespread criticism Friday from legal experts, human rights advocates and some members of Congress, who described it as not just discriminatory and inhumane, but also illegal under both U.S. and international law.



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Florida Rejects First Black Governor But Approves Restoration Of Felons' Voting Rights

Florida Rejects First Black Governor But Approves Restoration Of Felons' Voting RightsTALLAHASSEE, Fla. ― The same Florida voters who put Republican Ron DeSantis



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Florida passes Amendment Four, restoring voting rights to convicted felons

Florida passes Amendment Four, restoring voting rights to convicted felonsVoters in the Sunshine State restore voting rights to an estimated 1.5 million convicted felons.



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