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As of last month, lawmakers in at least 21 states had introduced legislation for recreational use. And 14 states are weighing medical pot proposals. Here's a look at what lawmakers are saying, at the state and federal levels.
In an exceptionally strange race, what are the strangest things that happened on the campaign trail this week? Members of our politics team offer their picks.
President Obama spoke out about race relations in a commencement speech at Howard University on Saturday, sparking a range of reactions from the historically black university's graduating students.
As the 2016 election gets into full swing, all eyes are on Ted Cruz, Hillary Clinton and the rest of the top-tier candidates vying for strong finishes in Iowa and New Hampshire. But what happens to all the long-shot candidates…
While the Democratic presidential candidates were busy debating, the GOP presidential hopefuls were busy tweeting their reactions and not so subtle disses.
More than 500 people marched through the Dallas suburb of McKinney Monday evening to protest what they say is the unjust treatment of black teenagers by the police at a pool party over the weekend.
The police charged 174 people with engaging in organized criminal activity on Monday, after a midday shootout at a shopping plaza in Waco, TX that left nine dead and 18 wounded.
Many of those gathered in Baltimore on Saturday were young people who had marched to City Hall from the Gilmor Homes, a public housing development where Gray lived. PBS NewsHour spoke to several of these youths to learn more about…
Thousands of mourners attended the funeral Monday of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man who died April 19 from a spinal injury while he was in police custody in Baltimore.
The world’s first space telescope celebrates a quarter century this week. NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope launched into orbit aboard the space shuttle Discovery 25 years ago Friday, on April 24, 1990.
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