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Science Apr 28Astronaut Michael Collins, Apollo 11 pilot, dies of cancer
While Collins traveled some 238,000 miles to the moon and came within 69 miles, he never set foot on the surface. Collins spent the eight-day mission piloting the command module, Columbia.
Politics Apr 22High court moves away from leniency for minors who murder
The Supreme Court made it easier Thursday to sentence minors convicted of murder to life in prison without the possibility of parole, a ruling that reflects a change in course driven by a more conservative group of justices.
Politics Apr 09Group to study more justices, term limits for Supreme Court
President Joe Biden has ordered a study of adding seats to the Supreme Court, creating a commission that will spend the next 180 days examining the incendiary political issues of expanding the court and instituting term limits for its justices.
Education Mar 30Supreme Court case could change the nature of college sports
If the former college athletes who brought the case win, colleges could end up competing for talented student athletes by offering over-the-top education benefits worth tens of thousands of dollars.
Politics Mar 30Biden announces diverse first slate of judicial nominees
Biden calls it a "trailblazing slate" of nominees. The White House says the nominees reflect Biden's belief that the federal courts should reflect the "full diversity of the American people."…
Politics Dec 13EXPLAINER: What’s in store when the Electoral College meets
Voters cast their ballots for president more than a month ago, but the votes that officially matter will be cast Monday. Some questions and answers about the Electoral College.
Politics Dec 11The Electoral College meets Monday to vote. Here’s what to expect
The spotlight on the process is even greater this year because Trump has refused to concede the election and continued to make baseless allegations of fraud.
Economy Dec 01Supreme Court hears Nestle, Cargill alleged human rights abuses case
If the court were to accept Nestle and Cargill's arguments, that could further limit the ability of victims of human rights abuses abroad to use U.S. courts to sue.
Politics Nov 26Supreme Court blocks New York coronavirus limits on houses of worship
As coronavirus cases surge again nationwide the Supreme Court late Wednesday barred New York from enforcing certain limits on attendance at churches and synagogues in areas designated as hard hit by the virus.
Politics Nov 06Trump faces tough road in getting Supreme Court to intervene
Trump could need the court's help in two or more states. That's an unlikely scenario that is far different from what took place in 2000, the only time the court has effectively settled a presidential election.