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#ThewRap: Things you need to know, March 3, 2017

Mar 03, 2017 - 11:29 AM

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U.S. Supreme Court says electoral maps must be reviewed for racial bias

Mar 02, 2017 - 10:13 AM

The ruling is particularly noteworthy as civil rights organizations fear a tightening of voting rights for minorities under President Donald Trump

This file photo taken on March 31, 2012 shows the US Supreme Court building on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Karen Bleier/AFP

Slovenians reject gay marriage law in low-turnout referendum

Dec 21, 2015 - 8:51 AM

More than 60 percent of Slovenians vote against legalizing gay marriage in a referendum marked by low turnout

THE RAINBOW QUESTION. A woman prepares to cast her ballot at a polling station in Ljubljana, Slovenia on 20 December 2015, during the referendum to repeal the law allowing same-sex marriages. Photo by Igor Kupljenik / EPA

Don’t allow detainees to vote in 2016, SC asked

Nov 26, 2015 - 8:27 PM

A lawyer says a Comelec resolution is unclear on the situation of high profile detainees such as former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

DETAINEE VOTING. Filipino prisoners cast their votes in Quezon City jail in suburban Manila, Philippines, on May 10, 2010. File photo by Val Handumon/EPA

Obama in Selma: 'Our march is not over'

Mar 08, 2015 - 1:30 PM

Obama pays a stirring tribute to the sacrifice of a generation of activists who marched so that black Americans could enjoy civil rights and opened the road that eventually led him to the White House

Hong Kong voting rights on agenda at UN rights body

Sep 10, 2014 - 9:00 PM

The Human Rights Committee which monitors respect of an international treaty on civil and political rights will hold a public session on the issue on October 23

Benny Tai (R), co-founder of the Occupy Central movement, rallies with democracy activists next to the Hong Kong government complex on August 31, 2014. Alex Ogle/AFP

Opportunity for all

Jan 29, 2014 - 10:59 AM

In the coming months let’s see where else we can make progress together Let’s make this a year of action

STATE OF THE UNION. US President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address on Capitol Hill in Washington, January 28, 2014. Larry Downing/AFP/Pool

Obama slams Supreme Court voting decision

Jun 26, 2013 - 12:42 AM

US President Barack Obama said he was deeply disappointed by a Supreme Court decision to strike down a key section of an election law designed to guard against racial discrimination

US President Barack Obama speaks in an online message posted at the White House official website June 22, 2013. Frame grab courtesy of the White House