Posts Tagged Human rights and civil liberties

Skier Miller, son’s mom make custody pact, for now

In this Dec. 9, 2013 file photo, Olympic skier Bode Miller exits family court in New York. Miller and former Marine Sara McKenna have reached a temporary truce in their custody fight over their 14-month-old son. McKenna and the Sochi bronze medalist will share time with the toddler over the next four months. Monday's, April 21, 2014  agreement came shortly before both parents were to testify at a Manhattan Family Court hearing. (AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Olympic skier Bode (BOH’-dee) Miller and former Marine Sara McKenna have reached a temporary truce in their custody fight over their 14-month-old son.

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Boxer Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter dies at 76

In this June 8, 2001 file photo, former middleweight boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, left, is escorted by an unidentified security guard into the venue where Laila Ali and Jacqui Frazier-Lyde will box each other in Verona, NY. Carter, who spent almost 20 years in jail after twice being convicted of a triple murder he denied committing, died at his home in Toronto, Sunday, April 20, 2014, according to long-time friend and co-accused John Artis. He was 76. (AP Photo/Beth A. Keiser, File)

Rubin “Hurricane” Carter never surrendered hope of regaining his freedom, not even after he was convicted of a triple murder, then convicted again and abandoned by many prominent supporters.

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In ’1971,’ an analog precursor to NSA, Snowden

This April 16, 2014 photo shows Laura Poitras, left, and Johanna Hamilton in New York to promote their documentary film "1971," premiering Friday at the Tribeca Film Festival. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

NEW YORK (AP) — A trove of government documents reveals widespread domestic surveillance of Americans. Leaked revelations hit the front pages of newspapers. A powerful governmental agency is brought under scrutiny.

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