Trump takes personal interest in Americans held overseas

But not human rights more broadly

  • Jun 21st, 2017


Senate GOP promises to unveil health overhaul Thursday; votes expected next week

Many GOP senators, however, remain skeptical of the party’s approach.

  • Jun 20th, 2017


Senators considers free speech on campus

Several universities — both public and private — have faced conflicts involving free speech.

  • Jun 20th, 2017


House defense panel would create ‘Space Corps’

A separate military service responsible for national security space programs,

  • Jun 20th, 2017

Study: Young American women facing overall demise in well-being

A new report by the Population Reference Bureau

  • Jun 20th, 2017

GOP senators work behind closed doors to repeal health care law, drawing fire

The GOP’s secretive process marks a sharp departure from the traditional way the Senate has developed large, complex bills.

  • Jun 18th, 2017

The U.S. is where the rich are the richest

The share of income going to the top 1 percent in the U.S. has more than doubled in the last 35 years.

  • Jun 18th, 2017

Mistrial declared in Bill Cosby sexual assault trial

Prosecutors said immediately that they would retry the case.

  • Jun 17th, 2017

Trump scraps one Obama immigration policy, still uncertain on ‘Dreamers’

During the presidential campaign, Trump repeatedly said he would end the deferred deportation policy.

  • Jun 16th, 2017

Amid pain of shooting, legislators say ‘hate has to stop’

The deepening political divide is representative of the cultural splits elsewhere.

  • Jun 14th, 2017

Climate change could burn a hole in Forest Service’s budget

More than half the agency’s budget now goes to fighting fires

  • Jun 13th, 2017

9th Circuit refuses to reinstate Trump’s travel ban

The justices said Trump’s order violated the Immigration and Nationality Act passed by Congress.

  • Jun 12th, 2017

Are there Trump tapes? Congress is asking, and it may issue subpoenas

The Senate Judiciary Committee has requested the tapes.

  • Jun 9th, 2017

Trump’s personal lawyer punches back at Comey

Trump’s Twitter account remained silent during Comey’s widely televised Senate testimony.

  • Jun 8th, 2017

Horrified visitors watch live donkey fed to tigers at Chinese zoo

The zoo issued a statement blaming disgruntled shareholders who were upset by a lack of returns over the last two years.

  • Jun 8th, 2017

Comey says Trump lied, pressured him to drop Flynn probe

Comey acknowledged that there’s no corroboration for his account.

  • Jun 8th, 2017

Sessions said to suggest resigning as tensions grow with Trump

Sessions, 70, occupies a unique role in Trump’s world.

  • Jun 7th, 2017

Earliest fossil evidence of Homo sapiens found in Morocco

Discovery suggests a more complex narrative for the origin of humans.

  • Jun 7th, 2017

If Trump broke the law, only Congress can decide punishment

Comey’s statement looks a lot like evidence that Trump obstructed justice.

  • Jun 7th, 2017