Human rights and civil liberties

Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney claps after unveiling the he Arthur Ashe Blvd. signs during a renaming the boulevard ceremony at the Virginia Museum of History and Culture in Richmond, Va., Saturday, June 22, 2019. (Alexa Welch Edlund/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)
June 22, 2019 - 10:20 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Groundbreaking black tennis player Arthur Ashe Jr.'s hometown of Richmond, Virginia has renamed a major thoroughfare after him, after years of effort. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that thousands of people attended Saturday's ceremony to celebrate the formal renaming of...
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United States players embrace following their team's 2-0 win over Sweden in the Women's World Cup Group F soccer match at Stade Océane, in Le Havre, France, Thursday, June 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
June 22, 2019 - 7:47 am
REIMS, France (AP) — U.S. Soccer and players for the women's national team have tentatively agreed to mediate a lawsuit that accuses the federation of gender discrimination and seeks equitable pay. The federation and representatives for the players confirmed the agreement, first reported in the...
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FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2013, file photo, United States Olympic Winter Games Hockey players Jocelyne Lamoureux, left, and Monique Lamoureux pose for a portrait at the Team USA Media Summit in Park City, Utah. A judge has thrown out a discrimination lawsuit by 11 former University of North Dakota women's hockey players seeking to have the program reinstated. School administrators cited budget woes when the program was dropped in the spring of 2017. The team reached the NCAA quarterfinals two straight years when twin sisters and U.S. Olympic stars Monique and Jocelyne Lamoureux were on the roster. (AP Photo/Carlo Allegri, File)
June 20, 2019 - 5:56 pm
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A judge has thrown out a discrimination lawsuit by 11 former University of North Dakota women's hockey players seeking to reinstate a program that at one time included U.S. Olympic stars Monique and Jocelyne Lamoureux. The complaint filed last summer against the North Dakota...
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New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, speaks after receiving Genesis Prize in Jerusalem, Thursday, June 20, 2019. Israel honored Kraft with the 2019 Genesis Prize for his philanthropy and commitment to combatting anti-Semitism. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)
June 20, 2019 - 4:48 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — The owner of the New England Patriots, Robert Kraft, accepted Israel's prestigious Genesis Prize at a lavish ceremony on Thursday, where he pledged $20 million to establish a foundation dedicated to combating anti-Semitism and the Palestinian-led boycott movement against Israel. In...
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FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2019 file photo, Bloomfield High School transgender athlete Terry Miller, second from left, wins the final of the 55-meter dash over transgender athlete Andraya Yearwood, far left, and other runners in the Connecticut girls Class S indoor track meet at Hillhouse High School in New Haven, Conn. Three Connecticut girls who participate on high school track teams have filed a federal discrimination complaint against a statewide policy on transgender athletes, saying it has cost them top finishes in competitions and possibly college scholarships. (AP Photo/Pat Eaton-Robb, File)
June 18, 2019 - 5:34 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Three Connecticut girls who have run high school track have filed a federal discrimination complaint saying a statewide policy on transgender athletes has cost them top finishes in races and possibly college scholarships. The complaint filed Monday with the U.S. Education...
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Panelist, from left, Catt Sadler, formerly of E!, hockey player Hilary Knight, retired soccer player and ESPN commentator Julie Foudy and tennis star Venus Williams discuss gender pay inequity Saturday, June 15, 2019, at a forum hosted by lUNA Bar at the Salon Gustave in the Eiffel Tower, Paris, France. (AP Photo/Ronald Blum)
June 15, 2019 - 5:19 pm
PARIS (AP) — Venus Williams joined retired soccer star Julie Foudy and ice hockey player Hilary Knight in the Eiffel Tower to highlight the push for pay equality for women athletes. The trio gathered Saturday night for a forum sponsored by LUNA bar and moderated by Catt Sadler, who quit E! in...
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Thailand's Orathai Srimanee congratulates United States' Megan Rapinoe, left, after their Women's World Cup Group F soccer match between the United States and Thailand at the Stade Auguste-Delaune in Reims, France, Tuesday, June 11, 2019. The US defeated Thailand 13-0.(AP Photo/Francois Mori)
June 13, 2019 - 3:21 pm
PARIS (AP) — The U.S. national team's 13-0 rout of Thailand did more than expose vast differences between two teams, it highlighted the overall inequality in the Women's World Cup field. Players for the defending champion U.S. team enjoy things like nutritionists and massage therapists, access to...
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June 13, 2019 - 11:27 am
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A vandal has painted the words "racist," ''antisemitic" and "homophobe" on a mural of boxing champ Muhammad Ali in Kentucky. The words were painted in orange over Ali's portion of the "Kentucky Rushmore" mural that features other icons from the state, including Abraham...
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June 13, 2019 - 6:02 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — In a story June 12 about New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft's upcoming trip to Israel to receive the Genesis Prize, The Associated Press, citing information from organizers, reported erroneously that he would be joined by nearly 60 current or former NFL players. Organizers say...
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France's Eugenie Le Sommer, right, celebrates with her teammates after scoring her side's opening goal during the Women's World Cup Group A soccer match between France and South Korea, at the Parc des Princes in Paris, Friday, June 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
June 07, 2019 - 6:53 pm
PARIS (AP) — From the Eiffel Tower to the Champs-Élysées and across the Paris Metro, the Women's World Cup has had little visibility in the French capital. The hosts at least made their presence felt on the field on Friday night in front of French President Emmanuel Macron. FIFA's monthlong women's...
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