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Midday Roundup: Officer acquitted in Freddie Gray's death

Newsworthy
by Lynde Langdon
Posted 5/23/16, 11:48 am

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U.S. spotlights human rights in Vietnam ahead of Obama's visit

Human Rights
by Julia A. Seymour
Posted 5/02/16, 11:00 am

The U.S. State Department has urged Vietnam to release all prisoners of conscience ahead of President Barack Obama’s upcoming visit.

“The promotion of human rights remains a crucial part of U.S. foreign policy and is a key aspect of our ongoing dialogue within the U.S.-Vietnam comprehensive partnership,” State Department spokesman John Kirby said on April 25, as the two countries held the 20th session of their Human Rights Dialogue in Washington.

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Globe Trot: Britain declines to call ISIS actions genocide

International
by Mindy Belz
Posted 3/23/16, 12:40 pm

GREAT BRITAIN: Parliament defeated a bill to recognize Islamic State (ISIS) genocide against religious minorities in Iraq and Syria by a vote of 148-111 less than a week after the United States made its genocide declaration.

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