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Tension Mounts On Oregon Militia As Standoff Enters Second Week

As the militia standoff in eastern Oregon entered its second week, Ammon Bundy and his followers have faced a loss of supporters and rising opposition from Burns, a nearby town to the wildlife refuge the militia continues to occupy.

January 11, 2016

Kentucky Clerk’s Office Issues Marriage License To Gay Couple, Ending Ban

A county clerk’s office in rural Kentucky issued a marriage license to a gay couple on Friday morning after defying a federal judge’s orders for months.

September 4, 2015

Kentucky Clerk Jailed For Denying Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

A Kentucky county clerk who refuses to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples on religious grounds was held in contempt of court and jailed.

September 3, 2015

Obama’s Arctic Adventure Ends With Sinking Village, Fish Spawn

President Obama visited two remote native villages in the U.S. Arctic on Wednesday, hoping to show how climate change is affecting Americans.

September 3, 2015

Ten Years After Katrina, Resilient New Orleans Honors Its Victims

New Orleans launched a day of events on Saturday to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, paying homage to the city’s resilience.

August 29, 2015

Florida Legislature Leaves Town Without Drawing New Congressional Districts

Florida lawmakers adjourned their special session without drawing new congressional districts, which likely will leave the task to the courts.

August 22, 2015

Tracking Glitch Cancels More Than 200 Flights On U.S. East Coast

More than 200 flights were canceled at airports along the U.S. East Coast on Saturday due to a problem with a flight-tracking system in the Washington, D.C. area.

August 15, 2015

State Of Emergency Ends In Ferguson, Missouri, As Violence Recedes

Ferguson saw a fresh wave of demonstrations beginning last weekend, marking the one-year anniversary of the death of Michael Brown.

August 14, 2015

Obama Unleashes Drilling Rigs While Fighting Global Warming

President Obama is playing the roles of both climate change warrior and driller-in-chief.

August 13, 2015

Fear, Mistrust Linger In Ferguson Despite Reform Efforts By Police

The depths of Ferguson’s policing problems were laid bare in a scathing Justice Department report that accused the Ferguson police of illegal and discriminatory enforcement actions.

August 8, 2015

Confederate Memorial Day Disappears From 2016 Georgia Holiday Calendars

Confederate Memorial Day has been struck from Georgia’s official 2016 state holiday calendar. So has Robert E. Lee’s birthday.

August 6, 2015

Bill Cosby Ordered To Give Deposition In Los Angeles Sex Abuse Lawsuit

More than 45 women have accused comedian Bill Cosby, 77, of sexual misconduct dating back to the late 1960s.

August 6, 2015

Firefighter Dies Battling Northern California Wildfire

California Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency Friday for Northern California counties hit by wildfires.

August 1, 2015

‘Temporary’ Not Guilty Plea Entered For Charleston Suspect

Dylann Roof was arraigned on 33 federal hate crime and firearms charges, plus state murder and attempted murder counts.

July 31, 2015

Four Confederate Flags Left At MLK Center, Church In Atlanta

Four Confederate flags were placed overnight at Ebenezer Baptist Church and the MLK Visitor Center in Atlanta.

July 30, 2015
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Judge Orders Release Of Immigrant Children, Mothers From Detention Centers

A federal judge has ruled that families held in immigration detention facilities must be released after finding that their detention was in serious violation of an earlier court settlement.

July 25, 2015
Guns, Second Amendment Rights, Laws, Shootings, Online Shopping, Weapons Ban

How Many Must Die In Mass Shootings For Lawmakers To Act?

Why was someone who had been “involuntarily committed” and reportedly had a history of domestic violence able to get a handgun?

July 24, 2015

Clinton Camp Defends Email Use As Watchdogs Said To Seek Probe

Controversy over Hillary Clinton’s decision to use private email while she was serving as secretary of state have dogged her presidential campaign since before it officially started.

July 24, 2015

Gunman Kills 2, Wounds 7 In Louisiana Theater Before Killing Himself: Police

The Louisiana shootings took place almost three years to the day after 12 people were killed at a cinema in Aurora, Colorado.

July 24, 2015

Shell Receives Final Approval To Drill In Arctic, But With New Conditions

Environmental groups have said drilling for oil in the Arctic conflicts with the Obama administration’s efforts to fight climate change.

July 23, 2015

Trump Threatens Independent Presidential Run If GOP ‘Not Fair’

Presidential candidate Donald Trump threatened to run as a political independent if he does not get “fair” treatment from the Republican Party.

July 23, 2015

U.S. Jobless Claims Drop To 41.5-Year Low

The number of Americans filing new applications for unemployment benefits last week fell to its lowest level in more than 41.5 years.

July 23, 2015
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4 Bogus Controversies About Bernie Sanders

Yes, Bernie Sanders identifies as a socialist, but that and other “controversies” are really non-issues.

July 10, 2015

Confederate Flag To Be Removed From South Carolina Capitol Grounds

South Carolina governor Nikki Haley announced that the Confederate flag will be removed from the State House grounds on July 10.

July 9, 2015

Jobless Rate Down; Wages Flat

Although employers added 223,000 jobs in June, workers’ average wages flattened, and the unemployment rate fell due to a shrinking labor force.

July 3, 2015