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Arts Jan 14100 years later, prohibition’s legacy remains
Even with prohibition ending nearly a century ago, its impact on American politics continue to be seen.
Nation Dec 17Mormons pulling 400,000 youths out of struggling Boy Scouts
The change brings excitement and some melancholy for members of the faith and may push the Boy Scouts closer to the brink of bankruptcy as it faces a new wave of sex abuse lawsuits.
Nation Nov 13Catholic bishops’ new anti-abuse hotline to be ready soon
A new national hotline to report sexual misconduct accusations against Catholic bishops in the U.S. could be operating by the end of February, three months ahead of the deadline set by Pope Francis.
Nation Oct 17Number of Americans with no religious affiliation growing
The portion of Americans with no religious affiliation is rising significantly, in tandem with a sharp drop in the percentage that identifies as Christians, according to new data from the Pew Research Center. Based on telephone surveys conducted in…
Politics Sep 24A look at past impeachment proceedings and how they’ve ended
The rarely used procedure is spelled out in Article II, Section 4 of the Constitution, which stipulates that the president and other officers of government "shall be removed from office on impeachment for, and conviction of, treason, bribery, or other…
Nation Sep 18Number of abortions in U.S. falls to lowest since 1973
A new report illustrates that abortions are decreasing in all parts of the country, whether in Republican-controlled states seeking to restrict abortion access or in Democratic-run states protecting abortion rights.
Nation Aug 22Planned Parenthood sees swift fallout from quitting government program
About 4 million women are served nationwide by the Title X program, which makes up a much bigger portion of Planned Parenthood's patients than abortion.
Health Aug 19Planned Parenthood leaves federal family planning program to avoid Trump rule
The Trump administration's family planning rule is part of a series of efforts to remake government policy on reproductive health.
Nation Jul 18Clergy offer support to those vulnerable to immigration raids
The mere prospect of immigration raids has prompted legions of pastors, rabbis and their congregations across the United States stand ready to help vulnerable immigrants.
Nation Jul 16Planned Parenthood president forced out after 8 months
Dr. Leana Wen said the board ended her employment at a secret meeting.