civil rights

Trump admin dialing up efforts to 'build that wall,' records show

Three years after chants of "build that wall" became a rallying cry for the candidacy of Donald Trump, his administration is engaged in an increasingly aggressive land grab along the Southwest border to make a new wall a reality, a CNN review of federal court filings shows.

Police reform moves in fits and starts

Less than two weeks ago, S. Lee Merritt hailed the murder conviction of a former Dallas police officer who fatally shot her neighbor as a "huge victory" for "black people in America."

Zuckerberg depicts Facebook at center of struggle for free expression

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg sought to recast the challenges facing his company in a historical light on Thursday, describing social media as a kind of "Fifth Estate" and describing politicians' calls to clamp down on tech companies as an effort to restrict the freedom of expression.

TSA trauma for transgender travelers

For Rev. Yunus Coldman, an interfaith minister and a New York-based transgender man, the anxiety of going through a TSA checkpoint starts days before he arrives at the airport.

Civil rights activist Emily Clyburn dies at 80

Emily Clyburn, the longtime librarian, civil rights activist and wife to Rep. Jim Clyburn, the highest-ranking African American member of Congress, died Thursday morning at the age of 80, the congressman's office announced.

John Roberts killed census citizenship question

Chief Justice John Roberts cast the deciding vote against President Donald Trump's attempt to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, but only after changing his position behind the scenes, sources familiar with the private Supreme Court deliberations tell CNN.

Civil rights groups file lawsuit over deportation rule change

Civil rights groups filed a lawsuit Thursday to block the Trump administration from ending a deportation relief policy that allowed some undocumented families with serious medical conditions to remain in the United States while they received medical care.