Human rights and civil liberties

In this photo taken on Saturday, May 27, 2017 people carrying a Cameroon flag, take part in a parade in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Artur Lebedev)
June 20, 2017 - 9:31 am
SOCHI, Russia (AP) — The mayor of the Russian city of Sochi's has promised football fans there is no racism in the 2018 World Cup host city after FIFA denounced a parade featuring people in blackface. The procession in the Black Sea resort featured costumes of the Confederations Cup participants...
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June 19, 2017 - 8:46 pm
NBA-DRAFT Celtics trade No. 1 overall draft pick to 76ers BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics have traded the No. 1 pick in this week's NBA draft to the Philadelphia 76ers. Boston will get the Sixers' pick, No. 3 overall, and another first-rounder in 2018 or 2019. The teams agreed to the deal over the...
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June 19, 2017 - 4:57 pm
NBA-76ERS-CELTICS TRADE Celtics trade No. 1 overall draft pick to 76ers BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics have traded the No. 1 pick in this week's NBA draft to the Philadelphia 76ers. Boston will get the Sixers' pick, No. 3 overall, and another first-rounder in 2018 or 2019. The teams agreed to the...
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FILE - In this Dec. 26, 2015, file photo, Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder walks the sidelines during an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, in Philadelphia. The Supreme Court on Monday, June 19, 2017, struck down part of a law that bans offensive trademarks, ruling in favor of an Asian-American rock band called the Slants and giving a major boost to the Redskins in their separate legal fight over the team name. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
June 19, 2017 - 4:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Supreme Court ruling on offensive trademarks (all times EDT): 4:15 p.m. The head of an Ohio American Indian group says a Supreme Court decision to strike down the disparagement clause in trademark law won't affect efforts to get the Cleveland Indians to change...
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June 19, 2017 - 4:04 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — One Green Bay Packers fan is going to court over a favorite Wisconsin pastime of disparaging the arch rival Chicago Bears. Russell Beckman filed a lawsuit in federal court Friday accusing the Bears of violating his free-speech rights by prohibiting fans from wearing Packers apparel...
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FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2016 file photo, a Washington Redskins helmet is seen on the sidelines during the first half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Landover, Md. The Supreme Court on Monday, June 19, 2017, struck down part of a law that bans offensive trademarks in a ruling that is expected to help the Washington Redskins in their legal fight over the team name. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
June 19, 2017 - 3:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday struck down part of a law that bans offensive trademarks, ruling in favor of an Asian-American rock band called the Slants and giving a major boost to the Washington Redskins in their separate legal fight over the team name. The justices were unanimous...
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June 19, 2017 - 1:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Supreme Court ruling on offensive trademarks. (all times local): 1:20 p.m. Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder says he's "thrilled" about the Supreme Court's decision to strike down the disparagement clause in trademark law. The unanimous opinion the court gave...
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FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2016 file photo, a Washington Redskins helmet is seen on the sidelines during the first half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Landover, Md. The Supreme Court on Monday, June 19, 2017, struck down part of a law that bans offensive trademarks in a ruling that is expected to help the Washington Redskins in their legal fight over the team name. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
June 19, 2017 - 12:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday struck down part of a law that bans offensive trademarks, ruling in favor of an Asian-American rock band called the Slants and giving a major boost to the Washington Redskins in their separate legal fight over the team name. The justices were unanimous...
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FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2016 file photo, a Washington Redskins helmet is seen on the sidelines during the first half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Landover, Md. The Supreme Court on Monday, June 19, 2017, struck down part of a law that bans offensive trademarks in a ruling that is expected to help the Washington Redskins in their legal fight over the team name. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
June 19, 2017 - 11:05 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday struck down part of a law that bans offensive trademarks in a ruling that is expected to help the Washington Redskins in their legal fight over the team name. The justices ruled that the 71-year-old trademark law barring disparaging terms infringes free...
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FILE - In this April 4, 2017 file, the Supreme Court in Washington. The Supreme Court says the government can’t refuse to register trademarks that are considered offensive. The ruling Monday, June 19, 2017, is a win for an Asian-American rock band called the Slants and it gives a major boost to the Washington Redskins in their separate legal fight over the team name. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
June 19, 2017 - 10:35 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday struck down part of a law that bans offensive trademarks in a ruling that is expected to help the Washington Redskins in their legal fight over the team name. The justices ruled that the 71-year-old trademark law barring disparaging terms infringes free...
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