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Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., conducts a news conference in the Capitol Visitor Center responding to negative comments by President Trump that were directed at the freshmen House Democrats on Monday, July 15, 2019.

People from both sides of the aisle are slamming Rep. Ilhan Omar for refusing to vote for a resolution recognizing the Armenian genocide

Rep. Ilhan Omar has received widespread condemnation on Wednesday for abstaining from a nearly unanimous House vote recognizing the Armenian genocide.

China accuses US of ‘political plot’ to thwart its development after House okays Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act

The legislation paves the way for sanctions against individuals deemed responsible for actions to undermine Hong Kong’s autonomy.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says stopping the firm’s controversial research in China would hurt

Nadella discussed Microsoft's research in China, and emphasized what he called the "open" nature of his firm's research.
A 63-year-old sound engineer living in Berkeley's tent city in May 2019.

San Francisco’s homelessness crisis has gotten so bad, residents are putting boulders on the streets to stop people from sleeping there

This isn't the first time boulders have been used to block homeless encampments in San Francisco, where the homeless population is nearing 10,000.
A protester wears a mask painted with Xinjiang or East Turkestan's flag and tears of blood in Brussels in April 2018.

China is harvesting thousands of human organs from its Uighur Muslim minority, UN human-rights body hears

China has harvested organs from Uighurs and members of the Falun Gong religious group, said the China Tribunal, which is investigating the issue.
Protesters march in support of migrants' rights on July 06, 2019 in Berlin, Germany. Protest marches are taking place across Germany today to demand that Europe provide safe passage for migrants and refugees, especially those venturing across the Mediterranean from northern Africa. Carola Rackete, the German captain of the rescue vessel Sea-Watch 3, was detained by Italian authorities after she forced her ship carrying approximately 40 migrants into the port on the Italian island of Lampedusa. She has since been released but has another court hearing on July 9.

A German captain who rescued thousands of migrants at sea turned down a medal of bravery in protest of Europe’s strict anti-migrant laws

"We do not need medals," the boat captain Pia Kemp said. "We do not need authorities deciding about who is a 'hero' and who is 'illegal.'"
Saudi women can now travel without a male's permission.

Saudi Arabian women no longer need a man’s permission to travel. Here are the biggest changes they’ve seen in the last 2 years.

Women in Saudi Arabia are allowed to travel without a male guardian. Saudi women have seen many changes in the last two years. Here's a list of them.

Here’s the awful story of the worst European massacre since World War II

Read about the genocide whose effects are still being felt, as bodies from 20 years ago are still being buried today.
Kyle Bass, no fan of China.

A hedge fund manager attacked the ‘murderous pigs’ who run China after a tribunal found it harvests organs from prisoners

"It’s time to completely cut ties with the MURDEROUS PIGS that run the ccp," tweeted Kyle Bass, head of Hayman Capital Management.
Smoke and fire fill the air July 19, 2017 in and around Cache Creek, as forest fires rage in western Canada.

A Canadian firefighter says his human rights were violated because he wasn’t given vegan food while fighting wildfires

Adam Knauff, 40, alleged that he was discriminated against, suspended, and ultimately docked pay in 2017 after he stood up for his "rights."