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U.S. criticizes China’s repression of Uighurs

The State Department voiced concern about increased Chinese repression of Uighurs and other Muslims in Xinjiang, including detention of the relatives of U.S.-based Uighur journalists.
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Just the facts: The State Department’s annual human rights reports

Want to know the human rights situation in a country? The human rights reports let you investigate its free speech, dissent, minority relations and more.
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Top female athletes: Pulling no punches and riding high

Top female athletes are making their mark in sports that were once considered just for men. Meet some of the women who have what it takes to succeed in boxing, wrestling, and more.
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Who are Sufi Muslims? And why is the Iranian government persecuting...

Muslims who practice Sufism — also known as dervishes — are often targeted by the Iranian government for arbitrary arrests and routinely harassed, along with Iran’s other religious minorities.
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Women who stood up to power

These eight women used nonviolent resistance and changed the course of history. Learn more about them as we honor Women's History Month.
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Top Shots: Pyeongchang Paralympics

ShareAmerica has enjoyed sharing these photos each day from the 2018 Winter Paralympics in Pyeongchang. Thank you for viewing!
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These Iranians were persecuted for their religious beliefs

The government of Iran denies its people human rights, including freedom of religion or belief, and systematically arrests and executes Christians, Baha'is, Sunni Muslims and other religious minorities for practicing their faith.
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America’s first black Marines: The Montford Pointers

February is Black History Month in the U.S. Meet America's first black Marines, known as the Montford Pointers, and learn how they got their name.
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Remembering a top aide of Martin Luther King Jr.

Wyatt Tee Walker, who died January 23, 2018, helped Martin Luther King Jr.'s "Letter from Birmingham Jail" get to a national audience.