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Biden: Congress Should Protect Abortion Rights, if Necessary

Biden: Congress Should Protect Abortion Rights, if Necessary

By Bill Barrow | May 22
Reality has set in during the three weeks since President Donald Trump and Democratic congressional leaders agreed to work together on a $2 trillion package to invest in roads, bridges and broadband.

Rights Expert Calls Out Hungary on Refugees, NGOs, Judiciary

Rights Expert Calls Out Hungary on Refugees, NGOs, Judiciary

By Pablo Gorondi | May 22
Hungary needs to urgently address human rights violations such as the detention of asylum-seekers and the intimidation of civic groups, as well as concerns about judicial independence, according to a report released Tuesday.

San Francisco Police Chief: Journalist 'Crossed the Line'

San Francisco Police Chief: Journalist 'Crossed the Line'

By Janie Har | May 22
The San Francisco police chief said Tuesday that he respects the news media, but a freelance journalist whose home and office were raided by officers had "crossed the line" by joining a conspiracy to steal a confidential report.

Growing Number of House Democrats Seek Action Against Trump

Growing Number of House Democrats Seek Action Against Trump

By Mary Clare Jalonick | May 22
More Democrats are calling — and more loudly — for impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump after his latest defiance of Congress by blocking his former White House lawyer from testifying.

AP Fact Check: Trump is Overpromising on Border Wall

AP Fact Check: Trump is Overpromising on Border Wall

By Calvin Woodward | May 21
President Donald Trump is vowing to have 500 miles of border wall built by the 2020 election. There's reason to be strongly skeptical about that. Here's a look at some of his rhetoric Monday night at a rally in Pennsylvania - and a look at the facts.

Amid #MeToo, States Debate Teaching Consent to Kids

Amid #MeToo, States Debate Teaching Consent to Kids

By Marclaire Dale | May 21
Inside a Catholic school in Portland, Oregon, high school sophomores break into groups to discuss some once-taboo topics: Abusive relationships and consent.

Tribes, Environmentalists Battle Copper Mine in Arizona

Tribes, Environmentalists Battle Copper Mine in Arizona

By Anita Snow | May 21
Native American tribes and environmental groups have sued to stop Hudbay Minerals Inc., arguing its mine could desecrate sacred, ancestral lands and dry up wells and waterways while ravaging habitat for endangered jaguar and other species.

After Raid, San Francisco Reporter Seeks Return of Property

After Raid, San Francisco Reporter Seeks Return of Property

By Janie Har | May 21
A San Francisco reporter is seeking the return of property after police raided his home with a sledgehammer, as officials sought to determine the source of a leaked police report into the death of the city's public defender.

In Defining Consent, There's A Gap Between the Law, Culture

In Defining Consent, There's A Gap Between the Law, Culture

By Jocelyn Noveck | May 20
Just what constitutes an expression of consent is a hotly debated topic in the justice system and in society at large.

AP Fact Check: Trump Cries 'Treason' over Campaign Scrutiny

AP Fact Check: Trump Cries 'Treason' over Campaign Scrutiny

By Hope Yen and Calvin Woodward | May 20
President Donald Trump is using "treason" rather lightly as he assails unidentified U.S. officials for investigating operatives of his campaign in 2016. There's no allegation or even suggestion that they committed any actual crime.

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