Human welfare

San Diego attorney James McElroy poses for a portrait Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020, in San Diego. McElroy calls his bond with his adopted Ethiopian son whose father was fatally beaten by white supremacists "the best fee that I ever get out of a pro bono case." The 1988 murder of Mulugeta Saraw in Portland, Oregon, brought them together and also put McElroy face-to-face with Tom Metzger, the white supremacist who was found liable for the death and forced to pay $12.5 million. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
November 12, 2020 - 11:09 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The California lawyer who for years made sure white supremacist Tom Metzger made payments on a judgment for his role in the killing of an Ethiopian man studying in the U.S. took no money for himself from the case but ended up with something priceless: a son. Attorney James McElroy...
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A man lies down after giving blood at a blood drive in support of the country's military, at a stadium in the capital Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020. Rallies occurred in multiple cities in support of the federal government's military offensive against the Tigray regional government, the Tigray People's Liberation Front. (AP Photo/Mulugeta Ayene)
November 12, 2020 - 10:58 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The sound of heavy weapons erupted across the Ethiopian border town, and immediately Filimon, a police officer, started to run. Now, shaken and scared, he pauses when asked about his wife and two small children, ages 5 and 2. “I don’t know where my family is now,” he said,...
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Jane Fonda speaks in Los Angeles during a remote video interview on Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, about the Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power & Potential. The organization she founded in 1995, to prevent teenage pregnancies, is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2020. (Alex Sanz/Zoom via AP)
November 12, 2020 - 12:16 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Jane Fonda is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Georgia-based nonprofit organization she founded to prevent teenage pregnancies. Fonda, 82, founded the Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention in 1995, when she lived in Atlanta and when Georgia had the highest...
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In this handout photo provided by UK Parliament, Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during Prime Minister's Questions in the House of Commons in London, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020. (Jessica Taylor/UK Parliament via AP)
November 11, 2020 - 1:00 pm
LONDON — Britain become the fifth country in the world to record more than 50,000 coronavirus-related deaths. The British government reports Wednesday another 595 people have died within 28 days of testing positive for COVID-19, the highest daily rate since May. That took the total to 50,365. The U...
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Map locates the Tigray area
November 11, 2020 - 3:57 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Up to 200,000 refugees could pour into Sudan while fleeing the deadly conflict in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region, officials say, while the first details are emerging of largely cut-off civilians under growing strain. Already at least 6,000 people have crossed the border...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, file photo, Dawn Wooten, left, a nurse at Irwin County Detention Center in Ocilla, Georgia, speaks at a news conference in Atlanta protesting conditions at the immigration jail. The Trump administration is deporting several women who have alleged they were abused or mistreated by a Georgia gynecologist at an immigration detention center, according to lawyers representing the women. (AP Photo/Jeff Amy, File)
November 11, 2020 - 12:11 am
HOUSTON (AP) — The Trump administration is trying to deport several women who allege they were mistreated by a Georgia gynecologist at an immigration detention center, according to their lawyers. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has already deported six former patients who complained about...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020, file photo, a statue of Alexander Hamilton stands in Central Park in New York. A new research paper takes a swipe at the popular image of Alexander Hamilton as the abolitionist founding father, citing evidence that he was a slave trader and owner himself. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
November 11, 2020 - 12:02 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A new research paper takes a swipe at the popular image of Alexander Hamilton as the abolitionist founding father, citing evidence he was a slave trader and owner himself. “Not only did Alexander Hamilton enslave people, but his involvement in the institution of slavery was...
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Ethiopians read newspapers and magazines reporting on the current military confrontation in the country, one of which shows a photograph of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, on a street in the capital Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020. Ethiopia moved Saturday to replace the leadership of the country's defiant northern Tigray region, where deadly clashes between regional and federal government forces are fueling fears the major African power is sliding into civil war. (AP Photo/Samuel Habtab)
November 10, 2020 - 5:25 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — At least 30 armed Ethiopian troops and “large numbers” of refugees fleeing the fighting in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region have crossed the border into Sudan, the state-run SUNA news agency reported, while one diplomat on Tuesday said hundreds of people have been reported...
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A flamenco dancer holds up her dancing shoes during a protest organised by dance associations against virus restrictions, in Barcelona, Monday, Nov. 9, 2020, as Spain continue with new measures to try to prevent the spread of COVID-19. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
November 09, 2020 - 8:52 pm
BEIJING — Authorities in China’s financial hub of Shanghai have quarantined 186 people and conducted virus tests on more than 8,000 after a freight handler at the city’s main international airport tested positive for the coronavirus. The city government said on its microblog Tuesday that it remains...
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Jenashly Matos stands inside her bedroom in the El Atlantico neighborhood of Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, Nov. 2, 2020. The 9-year-old has big dreams of one day becoming a doctor and helping people. But the challenges she faces growing up today in a poor barrio in Venezuela's capital amid a historic pandemic are hefty. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
November 09, 2020 - 8:54 am
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Jenashly Matos may only be 9, but she has big dreams of one day becoming a doctor and helping people. The challenges she faces growing up today in a poor barrio in Venezuela's capital amid a historic pandemic are also hefty. The novel coronavirus has shut down schools in...
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