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Equality for Americans with disabilities: A timeline

Learn about some landmark events that led to the Americans with Disabilities Act, which protects from discrimination in all areas of life.
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A Maryland city examines a past of racial division to move...

Victoria Jackson-Stanley, the mayor of Cambridge, Maryland, is among those marking the 1967 racial unrest in her city with an eye toward unity.
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Heroes in the fight against human trafficking

The State Department recognized eight people from around the world as "heroes" in fighting human trafficking. Read the stories of two of them.
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Ridding the world of human trafficking

In releasing the annual human trafficking report, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson calls it “one of the most tragic human rights issues of our time.”
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June 28: Perspectives on ending violent crimes against the LGBTI community...

On Wednesday, June 28, law enforcement experts and LGBTI advocates will join a Pride Month webchat to discuss strategies to prevent violent crimes.
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Pride 2017 in photos: The worldwide LGBTI community celebrates

Check out some events in the month-long celebration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) rights.
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Fighting back against the modern slave trade

Human trafficking is a scourge of the modern world. But U.S. cities and states are taking steps to combat this $150-billion-a-year enterprise.
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These athletes prove disabilities are no bar to sports

Vibhas Sen, Keit Jaanimägi, Ali Abu El Nasr and Zabdai Zamuel have proven that disabilities do not hinder their sports.
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May 3: Learn about press freedom and its role in society...

Join us on May 3 for an interactive webchat with a panel of experts to discuss the importance of media freedom and its role in a democratic society.