The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday in two highly anticipated University of Michigan affirmative action cases that may prove to be the most important civil rights debate before the high court in decades.
Demonstrators took to the streets in cities across the United States Saturday to protest the war in Iraq, with over 100,000 people marching against the war in New York City.
The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that anti-abortion activists did not break federal racketeering and extortion laws in their protests outside abortion clinics, ending an injunction that barred the groups from interfering in clinic business.
The Supreme Court sided Tuesday with an African American inmate on Texas' death row who claimed that prosecutors used racial practices to stack the jury in his capital murder trial with whites.
Family members and communities around the world mourned the loss of the Space Shuttle Columbia's crew of seven on Monday as the investigation into what caused the spacecraft to disintegrate and fall to earth continued.
President Bush entered the debate over affirmative action Wednesday, calling a University of Michigan Law School program to encourage minority acceptance in college "fundamentally flawed" and unconstitutional.
The Supreme Court will now decide how far states can go to prevent cross-burning and whether the act legally constitutes intimidation or if it is a form of constitutionally protected speech.
Ray Suarez speaks with Eric Klinenberg about his new book on the 1995 Chicago heat wave.
America does only a mediocre job of caring for seriously ill and dying patients, according to a study released Monday by Last Acts, a group working to improve end-of-life care.
The Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday in two cases challenging the constitutionality of sex offender registry laws.
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