Human rights and civil liberties

August 21, 2017 - 7:47 pm
WACO, Texas (AP) — A woman who reported that she'd been sexually assaulted filed a lawsuit Monday against Baylor University, alleging questions she faced from the university shifted blame away from her attacker toward her. The lawsuit filed in a Waco federal court on Monday alleges Baylor's...
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August 21, 2017 - 6:58 pm
WACO, Texas (AP) — A woman who reported that she'd been sexually assaulted is suing Baylor University, alleging questions she faced from the university shifted blame away from her attacker toward her. The lawsuit filed in a Waco federal court on Monday alleges Baylor's response to the attack...
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August 21, 2017 - 4:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Two-time Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka withdrew from the U.S. Open on Monday because she was unable to resolve a custody dispute with her infant son's father. The 28-year-old star from Belarus gave birth to her first child in December and she returned to the tour in...
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This Aug. 17, 2017 photo shows Buffalo Bills' Cameron Jefferson raising his fist during the national anthem before an NFL preseason football game against the Philadelphia Eagles in Philadelphia. Jefferson says he gained the courage to raise his fist in protest during the anthem once he saw Chris Long hug Eagles teammate Malcolm Jenkins on the opposite sideline on Thursday. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
August 20, 2017 - 4:29 pm
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The sight of defensive end Chris Long putting his arm around Eagles teammate Malcolm Jenkins during the national anthem inspired Buffalo Bills offensive lineman Cameron Jefferson to make his own statement. Jefferson raised his fist in what he called a silent, peaceful...
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FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2016, file photo, from left, San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Eli Harold, quarterback Colin Kaepernick, center, and safety Eric Reid kneel during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Santa Clara, Calif. What started as a protest against police brutality has mushroomed a year later into a divisive debate over the future of Kaepernick who refused to stand for the national anthem and now faces what his fans see as blackballing for speaking out in a country roiled by racial strife. The once-rising star and Super Bowl quarterback has been unemployed since March, when he opted out of his contract and became a free agent who could sign with any team. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
August 20, 2017 - 12:08 pm
What started as a protest against police brutality has mushroomed a year later into a divisive debate over the future of a football player who refused to stand for the national anthem and now faces what his fans see as blackballing for speaking out in a country roiled by racial strife. Supporters...
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August 17, 2017 - 10:40 pm
EAGLES-ANTHEM PROTEST Chris Long supports Malcolm Jenkins during anthem protest PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Chris Long, the Philadelphia defensive end who grew up in Charlottesville, Virginia, put his arm around teammate Malcolm Jenkins as a show of unity during the national anthem before the Eagles'...
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August 17, 2017 - 3:52 pm
WILLOUGHBY, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio high school is getting rid of its Confederate mascot in the wake of a deadly car attack at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend. Superintendent Steve Thompson announced at a news conference Thursday that Willoughby South High School...
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August 17, 2017 - 3:49 pm
WILLOUGHBY, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio high school is getting rid of its Confederate mascot in the wake of a deadly car attack at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend. Superintendent Steve Thompson announced at a news conference Thursday that Willoughby South High School...
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August 16, 2017 - 9:34 pm
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — New York Jets coach Todd Bowles will not stand in the way of any of his players protesting during the national anthem. No Jets players have indicated that they would opt to not stand during the performance of "The Star-Spangled Banner," as then-San Francisco quarterback...
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Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James speaks while holding his daughter, Zhuri, during the We Are Family Reunion at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio, Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017. (Erin McLaughlin/The Sandusky Register via AP)
August 16, 2017 - 12:34 am
SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — LeBron James went after President Donald Trump in an emotional speech on Tuesday night, calling him the "so-called president" while calling for unity in light of the Charlottesville tragedy. Standing on stage before students, parents and families connected to his foundation at...
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