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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis says people who decide not to get a COVID-19 vaccine might be making the wrong choice, but he defends their right to choose. Speaking a day after holding a news conference to condemn vaccine mandates, DeSantis agreed Tuesady that vaccines save lives. The comments came a

A decade after the 9/11 attacks, Americans were reasonably positive about the state of their rights and liberties. Today, 20 years since Sept. 11, not as much. That’s according to a poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. The survey builds on work conducted in 2011. Some questions were also asked on

TOKYO (AP) — Some of the world’s largest broadcasters including American network NBC are being asked by human rights groups to cancel plans to cover the upcoming Winter Olympics in Beijing. The Winter Games are set to open on Feb. 4. The request comes in an open letter from rights groups representing minorities in China

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Opponents of a sweeping Republican elections overhaul in Texas are suing Gov. Greg Abbott before he had even signed the changes into law. A broad coalition of voting rights attorneys, disability rights groups and faith-based organization filed lawsuits Friday over the far-reaching voting bill in Texas known as Senate Bill 1.

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Europe’s top human rights body has called on Greece’s parliament to withdraw articles included in draft legislation that would impose heavy penalties on nongovernmental organizations that carry out unsanctioned rescue operations of migrants at sea. The Council of Europe’s human rights commissioner said Friday that the proposed changes would “seriously hinder