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U.S. court suspends its block on Trump's 'Remain in Mexico' policy

Feb 29, 2020 - 8:37 PM

'We will continue working to permanently end this unspeakably cruel policy,' says American Civil Liberties Union on the court order

'REMAIN IN MEXICO'. Migrants part of the 'Remain in Mexico' policy wait at the entrance to the Paso del Norte International Bridge on February 28, 2020, in Ciudad Juárez. Photo by Paul Ratje/AFP

Facebook settles with rights groups on ad discrimination

Mar 20, 2019 - 9:28 AM

The American Civil Liberties Union call the agreement a 'historic settlement' that will result in major changes to Facebook's advertising platform.

FACEBOOK. The logo of social network Facebook is displayed on a smartphone, on January 15, 2019 in Nantes, western France.  Photo by Loic Venance/AFP

Trump seeks 'much tougher' travel ban, expedited hearing

Jun 05, 2017 - 7:50 PM

In a series of early morning tweets the president also said the United States was already extreme vetting travelers coming into the country for safety reasons

WELCOME? Travelers arrive at the international terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport, March 6, 2017 in New York City. File photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

U.S. court maintains block on Trump travel ban

May 26, 2017 - 9:49 AM

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals says it remained unconvinced that the part of the measure naming the specific countries had more to do with national security than it does with effectuating the president s promised Muslim ban

NEW TRAVEL BAN. Tareq Aquel Mohammed Aziz holds travel documents after arriving from Yemen at Dulles International airport on February 6, 2017 in Washington, DC. File photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP

Another legal challenge to revised Trump travel ban

Mar 11, 2017 - 11:53 AM

The suit alleges that the new executive order violates the constitutional protection of freedom of religion in that it is intended and designed to target and discriminate against Muslims and it does just that in operation

NEW TRAVEL BAN. Tareq Aquel Mohammed Aziz holds travel documents after arriving from Yemen at Dulles International airport on February 6, 2017 in Washington, DC. File photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP

Trump immigration ban loses first legal battle

Jan 29, 2017 - 11:05 AM

UPDATED A federal judge blocks part of President Donald Trump s temporary immigration ban ordering authorities to stop deporting refugees and other travelers stuck at US airports

Demonstrators block traffic at the international arrival terminal as they protest against muslim immigration ban at San Francisco International Airport on January 28, 2017 in San Francisco, California. Stephen Lam/Getty Images/AFP

Trump vows better Russia ties, reassures NATO allies

Jan 29, 2017 - 7:33 AM

The conversations gives the US president an early opportunity to explain new policies that have baffled and unnerved much of the rest of the world – particularly his order to temporarily halt all refugee arrivals and those of travelers from 7 Muslim majority nations

US President Donald Trump speaks on the phone with Russia's President Vladimir Putin from the Oval Office of the White House on January 28, 2017, in Washington, DC. Mandel Ngan/AFP

Muslims barred from flights to U.S., as others detained

Jan 28, 2017 - 10:38 PM

UPDATED US President Donald Trump s order to ban entry into the US travelers from Iran Iraq Libya Somalia Sudan Syria and Yemen sparks widespread international criticism and personal heartache

'LET THEM IN' Protestors rally during a demonstration against the Muslim immigration ban at John F. Kennedy International Airport on January 28, 2017 in New York City. Stephanie Keith/Getty Images/AFP

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Sep 15, 2016 - 11:08 PM

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Rights groups launch campaign for Snowden pardon

Sep 15, 2016 - 1:50 PM

But the White House quickly said it had no intention of pardoning Snowden

PARDON? Edward Snowden in Russia. File photo by AFP/Wikileaks

CIA torture report: UN, rights groups demand prosecutions

Dec 10, 2014 - 7:36 AM

UPDATED But the US Justice Department rejects pursuing charges against anyone involved in the interrogations saying it has not found anything in the scathing heavily detailed report that could lead to a successful conviction

DETAINED. A file photograph showing men dressed in orange coveralls, alleged al-Qaida and Taliban combatants captured in Afghanistan washing before midday prayers at controversial Camp X-Ray, where they are being held in cages at the US Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, 27 January 2002. J. Scott Applewhite/Pool/EPA

Court orders US to open up on drone attacks

Apr 22, 2014 - 7:20 AM

The case was brought by the New York Times and two of its journalists in a Freedom of Information Act case

AGAINST DRONES. A Yemeni man walks in front of a graffiti protesting against US drone operations, in Sana’a, Yemen, 07 April 2014. Yahya Arhab/EPA

Arizona governor vetoes anti-gay law

Feb 27, 2014 - 9:53 AM

UPDATED Republican Jan Brewer said the measure was broadly worded and could result in unintended and negative consequences

GOV'S MOVE. A file picture dated 01 February 2014 shows Arizona Governor Jan Brewer is seen during a Super Bowl host committee handover ceremony in New York, New York, USA. Erik Lesser/EPA

Tech giants align, call for transparency

Jul 18, 2013 - 8:00 PM

At least 63 companies advocates and trade groups have joined forces to ask the US government for greater transparency with national security issues

BETTER TRANSPARENCY. More than 60 companies and organizations have banded together to demand greater transparency in US government surveillance.