June 24, 2013 The U.S. Supreme Court sent a case involving the use of race in the University of Texas' admissions process back to a lower court for stricter scrutiny on Monday. Over the years, the University of Texas has been in court more than once over how race is factored into its admissions decisions.
June 24, 2013 For some, it's a symbol of America's might. For others, it's a frightening weapon of warfare. For many target-shooting hobbyists, it's "the Mr. Potato Head of firearms" — customizable to fit each individual. And it's all part of what is now a nearly billion-dollar business in military-style weapons.
June 23, 2013 After California banned affirmative action in 1996, the percentages of black and Latino students at UCLA quickly began to fall. The school tried to remedy the problem by changing the factors it considered in its admissions decisions. The percentages of minority students rebounded. But then the school was accused of breaking the law.
June 23, 2013 The Supreme Court may soon decide if the federal government will recognize same-sex marriage, a decision with profound implications for unions between American citizens and their foreign-born spouses. The family of one Washington, D.C.-area couple is "watching for that decision big time."
June 23, 2013 Advocates say these new state laws show the public safety argument is starting to carry weight. New laws in Vermont, Connecticut and Colorado reflect an about-face in policy after 9/11, when states enacted tighter licensing rules.
June 22, 2013 The bill would put family-planning clinics at the bottom of the list for funding. Even those clinics that do not perform abortions but offer referrals expect a major financial blow. Proponents of the measure are clear in their goal: end abortions. But how will it affect other women's health services?
June 21, 2013 Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, a potential Republican presidential candidate, has transformed from hero to suspect in the eyes of many on the right.