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Trump 2020 Stickers Slapped on Black Bears, Animal Rights Group Offers Reward

President Trump has the black bear vote … at least that’s what someone wants you to think after a Trump 2020 sticker on a wild animals tracking collar. Help Asheville Bears, an animal rights group based in North Carolina, says it’s offering…

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Alabama Republican celebrates KKK member's birthday as state remembers civil rights hero John Lewis

Alabama Republican celebrates KKK member's birthday as state remembers civil rights hero John LewisA Republican senator in Alabama celebrated a Ku Klux Klan (KKK) member’s birthday at the same time hundreds were honouring the life of civil rights hero John Lewis.State Representative Will Dismukes took part in an event marking the KKK grand wizard and former Confederate Army General, Nathan Bedford Forrest, as Alabama honoured the late Georgia Democrat this weekend.



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President says he’s ‘saddened’ by John Lewis’ death after Barack Obama led heartfelt tributes for the civil rights hero

President says he’s ‘saddened’ by John Lewis’ death after Barack Obama led heartfelt tributes for the civil rights heroDonald Trump said he was "saddened" to hear the news of Congressman John Lewis' death after the civil rights leader died on Friday. Earlier on Saturday, Congresswoman Karen Bass, the Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, told the president he should not issue a statement so people could "mourn in peace".The president ordered earlier for the flags to be flown at half-staff at the White House and other public buildings for the remainder of the day.

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Rights groups call for probe into Venezuela prison riot that left 46 dead

Rights groups call for probe into Venezuela prison riot that left 46 deadHuman rights groups on Saturday called for an investigation into a prison riot in western Venezuela that left 46 people dead and 75 injured, and questioned authorities’ explanation that the incident was linked to a failed escape attempt. The U.N.’s Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNOHCR) said on Twitter it was “gravely concerned” about the incident on Friday at the Los Llanos penitentiary in Portuguesa state. The South American country’s prisons are infamous for extreme levels of violence and poor conditions.



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U.N.'s Bachelet urges Saudi to release women activists, uphold rights

U.N.'s Bachelet urges Saudi to release women activists, uphold rightsU.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet urged Saudi Arabia on Thursday to uphold freedoms of expression and peaceful assembly and review convictions of activists, religious leaders and journalists as it prepares to host a G20 summit this year. Bachelet, in a speech to the U.N. Human Rights Council, called on Riyadh to release several Saudi women activists jailed for demanding “reforms of discriminatory policies”.



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