Special interest groups

Chinese Vice-Foreign Affairs Minister Le Yucheng delivers his speech during the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of China by Human Rights Council, at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)
November 06, 2018 - 3:42 am
GENEVA (AP) — Supporters of China's Muslim Uighur minority are demonstrating in Geneva as the U.N.'s top human rights body examines the country's rights record in a regular review. Advocacy groups including Human Rights Watch want the Human Rights Council to press Chinese authorities on issues like...
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This image released by The CW shows Nicole Maines in a scene from "Supergirl." A study says there are a record number of LGBTQ characters on network TV series airing this season. Maines, a Maine transgender activist who won a discrimination lawsuit over using the girls' bathroom at her school, portrays the character Nia Nal. (Bettina Strauss/The CW via AP)
October 25, 2018 - 11:00 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A study says a record-high percentage of LGBTQ characters are part of the new network TV season. The annual study by media advocacy group GLAAD also found an increase in the characters' ethnic diversity, with slightly more LGBTQ people of color than white for the first time...
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October 12, 2018 - 9:29 am
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Political observers say a key factor in deciding the outcome of Montana's high-profile Senate race will be whether independent women who voted for Donald Trump in 2016 stick with the president and Republicans again this year. Democratic leaders and advocacy groups say women are...
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Margarette May Macaulay, center, president of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, confers with fellow commissioner Joel Hernandez Garcia, front, as commissioner Antonia Urrejoia, back, listens during a hearing Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, at the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colo. Human rights and advocacy groups from Latin America and U.S border states are pressing for access to an FBI DNA database to help identify the remains of hundreds of migrants reported missing along the U.S.-Mexico border. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
October 05, 2018 - 5:27 pm
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Representatives of dozens of U.S. and Latin American advocacy groups pressed their case Friday for access to an FBI-run DNA database to help them locate and identify the remains of thousands of migrants thought to have disappeared over the last several decades while crossing...
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October 03, 2018 - 11:16 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Children's advocacy groups say Facebook's kid-centric messaging app violates federal law by collecting kids' personal information without getting verifiable consent from their parents. The Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood and other groups asked the Federal Trade Commission...
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In this aerial photo taken Sept. 18, 2018 and released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, an industrial site and a chicken farm outside Wallace, N.C., is seen that has been flooded by the nearby Northeast Cape Fear River following drenching rains from Hurricane Florence. (NOAA via AP)
September 19, 2018 - 9:16 pm
Aerial photographs show widespread devastation to farms and industrial sites in eastern North Carolina, with tell-tale trails of rainbow-colored sheen indicating potential contamination visible on top of the black floodwaters. However, conditions remain so bad more than five days after Hurricane...
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FILE - In this Sunday Oct. 1, 2017 file photo, a truck waits outside a closed petrol station of the Nile Petroleum Corporation in Juba, South Sudan. South Sudan says it will resume oil production in a key region in September 2018 to make up for more than $4 billion of revenue lost during years of fighting. (AP Photo/Sam Mednick, File)
August 30, 2018 - 5:35 am
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Emboldened by a new peace deal, civil war-torn South Sudan says it will resume oil production in a key region next month to make up for more than $4 billion of revenue lost during years of fighting. South Sudan, with Africa's third-largest oil reserves, will renew drilling...
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Former Balch Springs Police Officer Roy Oliver, center, looks to his defense attorney Miles Brissette, right, before being taken away after being sentenced to 15 years in prison for the murder of 15-year-old Jordan Edwards, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018, at the Frank Crowley Courts Building, in Dallas. (Rose Baca/The Dallas Morning News via AP, Pool)
August 30, 2018 - 12:58 am
DALLAS (AP) — The Latest on a white former police officer in Texas convicted of murder for the on-duty death of an unarmed black teenager (all times local): 11:45 p.m. The Mothers Against Police Brutality advocacy group says it is dissatisfied with the 15-year prison sentence for a white former...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, May 8, 2018, file photo, voters leave a polling place in Charlotte, N.C. On Monday, Aug. 27, 2018, judges affirmed their earlier decision striking North Carolina's congressional districts as unconstitutional because Republicans drew them with excessive partisanship. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
August 28, 2018 - 1:59 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Federal judges on Monday affirmed their earlier decision striking North Carolina's congressional districts as unconstitutional because Republicans drew them with excessive partisanship. Acting under an order of the U.S. Supreme Court to re-examine the case, the three-judge...
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August 21, 2018 - 4:00 am
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A conservative advocacy group funded by the billionaire Koch brothers is launching a $1.8 million ad buy for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin announced the TV, cable and digital ad buy on Tuesday. It's the latest in a series of seven-figure ad...
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