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The 21-year-old gay University of Wyoming student was beaten, tortured and left to die 20 years ago. For years, his parents have been afraid to bury him out of concern the site would draw anti-gay protests. The National Cathedral will inter Shepard's remains in its crypt on Oct. 26.

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Former St. Paul human rights director accused police of sabotaging oversight

The city settled in August with Jessica Kingston for $250,000, without describing the nature of her complaint.

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Georgia Republican candidate for governor puts 53,000 voter registrations on hold

Rep. Stacey Abrams, and voting rights advocacy groups charge that Brian Kemp is using his office to suppress votes and tilt the election.         

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Georgia Republican candidate for governor puts 53,000 voter registrations on hold

Rep. Stacey Abrams, and voting rights advocacy groups charge that Brian Kemp is using his office to suppress votes and tilt the election.        

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Georgia Republican candidate for governor puts 53,000 voter registrations on hold

Rep. Stacey Abrams, and voting rights advocacy groups charge that Brian Kemp is using his office to suppress votes and tilt the election.         

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Civil Rights Groups Sue Georgia Over Discriminatory Voter Maintenance Practice

An analysis this week found 70 percent of the people affected by the practice were black.

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Taylor Swift has finally broken her political silence, and it couldn't have come at a better time. The "Delicate" singer's decision to keep her political opinions to herself over the last few years has earned her plenty of criticism, especially since she hinged much of her 1989 album and tour around...

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N.J. police officer arrested after brutal K-9 attack that cost city $3M

A lawsuit against Atlantic City alleges the officer was accused of excessive force 23 times over seven years. An Atlantic City police officer has been arrested for his role in a June 2013 arrest that left a Linwood man with 200 stitches after a brutal attack by the officer's K-9. Sterling Wheaten,...

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Poland’s conservative government is vetoing the adoption of an annual report on the European Union’s guiding civil rights document because it did not call for protecting Christians and Jews from religious discrimination

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Brian Kemp Accused Of Suppressing Voter Rights With “Exact Match” Law Is Republican candidate for governor Brian Kemp using the power of his current office to suppress votes from people of color? It sure looks that way. Currently Georgia’s secretary

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Game of the Week: Cary-Grove visits Prairie Ridge in Fox Valley showdown

A pair of top-20 teams meet with Fox Valley bragging rights on the line Friday night in high school football action.

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An Egyptian military court on Thursday sentenced 17 Islamic militants to death for involvement in deadly attacks on Christians, a rights lawyer said.

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Hulu has picked up U.S. rights to 'Das Boot,' the series sequel to Wolfgang Petersen's Oscar-nominated anti-war classic from 1981.read more

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Podcast: WTA CEO Steve Simon on New TV Rights Deal, Year-End Championships and More

On this week's episode, WTA CEO Steve Simon addresses the new Tennis Channel TV deal and discusses top storylines as the Tour nears the end of the season.

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Matthew Shepard, whose 1998 murder became a symbol for the gay rights movement, will be interred at Washington National Cathedral

The 21-year-old gay University of Wyoming student was beaten, tortured and left to die 20 years ago. For years, his parents have been afraid to bury him out of concern the site would draw anti-gay protests. The National Cathedral will inter Shepard's remains in its crypt on Oct. 26.

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Brazil’s foreign minister says whoever comes to power in his country’s current elections won’t be able to throw out its human rights guarantees

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Kevin Costner's 'Yellowstone' accused by PETA of mutilating animal carcasses

Kevin Costner’s series “Yellowstone” has raised the ire of PETA after a whistleblower informed the animal rights organization that real cow carcasses were used, and possibly mutilated, for the purposes of shooting a scene.

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Aetna hit with fine for privacy breach of N.J. patients with AIDS, heart condition

Aetna also paid a $17 million settlement to end a class-action lawsuit filed by the AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania on behalf of patients with HIV and AIDS. Aetna, Inc. has agreed to pay a $365,000 fine for violating the privacy rights of hundreds of policyholders in New Jersey last...

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Hudson freeholders mulling power to end ICE contract after 2020

Hudson County's freeholders are expected to vote today on a measure that would require freeholder approval if the county asks to extend its controversial contract with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement beyond 2020.   Hudson County's freeholders are expected to vote today on a measure...

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