People gather for a candlelight vigil against gun violence in the Englewood neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois, United States, July 3, 2015. Extra police patrols and long shifts were not enough to prevent nine deaths and about 50 injuries from gun violence in Chicago over the Fourth of July weekend, when homicides jump almost every year. Chicago, with 2.7 million people, is the most violent large city in the United States, with poverty, segregation, dozens of small street gangs, and a pervasive gun culture all contributing to the problem. Picture taken July 3, 2015.   REUTERS/Jim Young    - RTX1JA3U

Chicago debates how to stem gun violence


After seeing the murder rate drop over the past two years, Chicago police and residents have seen a startling rise in gun violence this summer, with dozens shot each weekend. Continue reading

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Supreme Court upholds health care law subsidies


The Supreme Court upheld the nationwide tax subsidies provided under the Affordable Care Act in a ruling that maintains health insurance for millions of Americans. Continue reading

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U.S. President Barack Obama is shown the inside of a cell as he visits the El Reno Federal Correctional Institution in El Reno, Oklahoma July 16, 2015. Obama is the first sitting president to visit a federal prison.      REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque  - RTX1KKVP

Politicians rethink criminal justice


President Barack Obama and Republicans are having a rare moment of agreement over the need to change the U.S. criminal justice system. Continue reading

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Greek parliament approves controversial bailout deal


Greece is struggling to accept a deal with the European Union that will raise taxes and enforce economic changes that will make everyday life harder. Continue reading

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Iran nuclear deal met with hope and anger


Iran, the United States and five other nations announced a ground-breaking agreement Tuesday aimed at preventing Iran from developing a nuclear weapon. Continue reading

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