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Human Rights And Civil Liberties

Young, terminal, new face of right-to-die

Young, terminal, new face of right-to-die

FILE- In this Oct. 21, 2014, file photo provided by TheBrittanyFund.org, Brittany Maynard, left, hugs her mother Debbie Ziegler next to a helicopter at the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. The 29-year-old terminally ill woman has fulfilled a wish on her bucket list: visiting the Grand …

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Young, terminal, new face of right-to-die

Young, terminal, new face of right-to-die

FILE- In this Oct. 21, 2014 file photo provided by TheBrittanyFund.org, Brittany Maynard and her husband Dan Diaz pose at the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. The 29-year-old terminally ill woman has fulfilled a wish on her bucket list: visiting the Grand Canyon. Maynard, who has advan…

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Young, terminal, new face of right-to-die

Young, terminal, new face of right-to-die

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Maynard family shows Brittany Maynard, a 29-year-old terminally ill woman who plans to take her own life under Oregon’s death with dignity law. Maynard, who has advanced brain cancer, has said she plans use Oregon's death-with-dignity law to end…

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Apple CEO publicly acknowledges that he's gay

Apple CEO publicly acknowledges that he's gay

Apple chief executive and Alabama native Tim Cook waves to the crowd during an Alabama Academy of Honor ceremony at the state Capitol Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, in Montgomery, Ala. Cook and seven others including University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban were inducted into the Alabama Acad…

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Apple CEO publicly acknowledges that he's gay

Apple CEO publicly acknowledges that he's gay

Apple chief executive and Alabama native Tim Cook waves to the crowd before he is honored by the Alabama Academy of Honor at the Alabama state Capitol Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, in Montgomery, Ala.(AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

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Apple CEO’s visible coming-out could help alter attitudes

Apple CEO’s visible coming-out could help alter attitudes

Tim Cook becomes the first openly gay CEO in the Fortune 1,000.

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Apple CEO publicly acknowledges that he's gay

Apple CEO publicly acknowledges that he's gay

FILE - Apple chief executive and Alabama native Tim Cook laughs with a group before an Alabama Academy of Honor ceremony at the state Capitol in this Oct. 27, 2014 file photo taken in Montgomery, Ala. In an essay written for Bloomberg Businessweek, and published Thursday Oct. 30, 2014 Cook s…

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Ebola quarantines: Can states do that?

Ebola quarantines: Can states do that?

WASHINGTON — The quarantine of a nurse in Maine who recently returned from the Ebola hot zone in West Africa has touched off a battle between the authority of states to confine people to protect public health and the right of Americans to move about freely.

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Terminally ill woman may postpone taking her life

Terminally ill woman may postpone taking her life

PORTLAND, Ore. — A terminally ill woman who expects to take her own life under Oregon’s assisted-suicide law says she is feeling well enough to possibly postpone the day she had planned to die.

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Terminally ill woman may postpone taking her life

Terminally ill woman may postpone taking her life

In this Oct. 21, 2014 photo provided by TheBrittanyFund.org, Brittany Maynard and her husband Dan Diaz pose at the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. The 29-year-old terminally ill woman has fulfilled a wish on her bucket list: visiting the Grand Canyon. Maynard, who has advanced brain c…

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Report pans sheriff's probe of deceased officer

Deputy allegedly involved in shaking down illegal immigrants.

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Court orders for Texas pastors' speeches withdrawn

Court orders for Texas pastors' speeches withdrawn

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), speaking at a Houston church on Oct. 16, addressed a dispute that five pastors had with Houston city attorneys. The city was demanding they turn over copies of any sermons they delivered relating to Houston’s equal-rights ordinance. 

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Court orders for Texas pastors' speeches withdrawn

Court orders for Texas pastors' speeches withdrawn

HOUSTON — Houston city attorneys have withdrawn subpoenas that sought speeches and other information from five pastors who publicly opposed an ordinance banning discrimination against gay and transgender residents, the mayor said Wednesday.

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Judge unleashes criticism on Arpaio's office

Judge unleashes criticism on Arpaio's office

Criticized agency for not properly investigating alleged thefts by deputies.

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UN investigator cautious on North Korea engagement

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A U.N. human rights investigator said Tuesday that he was surprised and gratified that North Korean officials raised the possibility of allowing him to visit their country, but the prospect of such a trip remains deeply uncertain because of demands the North Koreans mad…

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Court tells UK man: Nudity is not a human right

Court tells UK man: Nudity is not a human right

FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 2012 file photo, Stephen Gough, nicknamed the Naked Rambler, walks near Selkirk, Scotland. Gough, who spurns clothes lost a legal bid on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014 to have public nudity declared a human right. The European Court of Human Rights says Stephen Gough's ri…

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Court tells UK man: Nudity is not a human right

Court tells UK man: Nudity is not a human right

LONDON (AP) — A British man who spurns clothes has lost a legal bid to have public nudity declared a human right.

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Southern Baptists tell pastors: hold line on gays

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — More than a thousand evangelical pastors and others — gathered for a three-day conference to steel the resolve of Christians who preach that gay relationships are sinful — were asked a simple question: How many live in a state that recognizes same-sex marriage?

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My son also tried to enter White House

My son also tried to enter White House

A mother stresses the importance of proposed legislation to help mentally ill.

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Mary Sanchez: Address racial disparity in police shootings

Mary Sanchez: Address racial disparity in police shootings

If white males were killed at such rates, there would be a national outcry.

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