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Unalienable rights are central to who Americans are

Americans’ commitment to unalienable rights has proved a beacon of hope for those abroad pursuing their own liberties, Secretary Pompeo says.
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From civil rights activist to member of Congress: Remembering John Lewis

Civil rights hero John Lewis passed away July 17, after battling cancer since December. Learn more about his life and legacy here.
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Watershed disabilities law strengthens U.S. firms

Read on to learn how the Americans with Disabilities Act empowered Trevor Hutchinson to request accommodations that boosted his work performance.
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This 1990 disabilities law ushered in a new era

Happy 30th birthday to the ADA, a comprehensive law protecting Americans with disabilities. Learn more about how the law helps them live their best life.
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Maduro’s Supreme Court supports fraudulent elections [video]

Maduro continues to obstruct democracy inside Venezuela. Learn how this starts with Maduro's Supreme Court and ends with election fraud.
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Iran’s regime continues persecution of human rights defenders

Iran's regime continues to arrest human rights lawyers for defending basic freedoms. Find out how the regime targets those who would oppose its repression.
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U.S. warns of business risks from China’s abuses

The U.S. is advising companies to watch out for the risks of doing business with companies that might support China's human rights abuses in Xinjiang.
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Authoritarian regimes’ unclear laws make anyone a suspect

The U.S. Constitution requires laws to be specific to prevent arbitrary enforcement. See how some other governments use vague laws to target their citizens.
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What does a million look like? [video]

The Chinese Communist Party has interned 1 million Uyghurs since 2017. Learn more about the staggering scale of the CCP's internment of minorities.