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Nation Jul 22House votes to remove Confederate statues from U.S. Capitol
The vote Wednesday comes as communities nationwide reexamine the people memorialized with statues.
Nation Jul 22WATCH: House Democrats discuss legislation to remove Confederate statues from U.S. Capitol
The House is to vote soon on removing from the U.S. Capitol statues of Confederate heroes, including Robert E. Lee, and a bust of Chief Justice Roger B. Taney, the author of the 1857 Dred Scott decision.
Nation Jul 16U.S. executes 2nd man in a week; lawyers said he had dementia
The Supreme Court early Thursday cleared the way for a second federal execution this week.
Nation Jul 10Thomas spoke, Roberts ruled in unusual Supreme Court term
The Supreme Court's most unusual term featured victories for undocumented immigrants, abortion rights, LGBTQ workers and religious freedoms. The usually quiet Thomas' baritone was heard by the whole world when the coronavirus outbreak upended the court's traditional way of doing…
Politics Jun 29Supreme Court makes it easier for president to remove Consumer Financial Protection Bureau head
The high court on Monday struck from the law that created the agency restrictions on when the president can remove the bureau's director.
Nation May 07Unanimous Supreme Court throws out ‘Bridgegate’ convictions
The Supreme Court has thrown out the convictions of two political insiders involved in New Jersey’s “Bridgegate” scandal.
Nation May 06Justices appear wary of ‘Obamacare’ birth control coverage changes
The Supreme Court seems concerned about the sweep of Trump administration rules that would allow more employers who cite a religious or moral objection to opt out of providing no-cost birth control to women.
Politics May 05Justices wary of making AIDS funding abroad conditional on anti-prostitution pledges
The Supreme Court's second day of arguments by phone was devoted to a new version of a case it decided seven years ago involving federal money to fight AIDS around the world.
Politics Apr 28Supreme Court holding arguments by phone, creating a unique set of challenges
Because of the coronavirus pandemic the Supreme Court is holding arguments by phone for the first time in its 230-year history.
Health Apr 04Where will the bodies go? Morgues plan as virus grows
With U.S. medical experts and even President Donald Trump now estimating the death toll from the coronavirus pandemic could reach 240,000 nationwide, the sheer practicalities of death — where to put the bodies — are worrying just about everyone as…