July 9, 2013 With new momentum for same-sex marriage from the Supreme Court, gays and lesbians are hoping for progress in another sphere — the workplace. In 29 states, it's still legal to fire someone because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. Congress is again considering legislation to ban that.
July 9, 2013 Pediatricians have long asked parents if they have guns in the home, in an effort to reduce accidents and suicides in children and teens. That could help protect older patients too, a study says. But the notion of doctors asking about gun ownership is controversial.
July 9, 2013 The Supreme Court's recent decision striking down a key provision of the Defense of Marriage Act means married same-sex couples are now eligible for the same federal benefits as straight couples. Employers are beginning to think about the changes they will have to make.
July 8, 2013 One-quarter of youths surveyed in a hospital emergency room after being injured in an assault possessed a firearm, a study finds. Many said they needed guns to feel safer or for revenge. Addressing those fears could reduce homicide rates among teens.
July 8, 2013 Nina Totenberg discusses an error she made in a recent story about the Supreme Court term.
July 5, 2013 A key piece of evidence in the trial of George Zimmerman is whose voice can be heard on a recording yelling for help. Sybrina Fulton, Trayvon Martin's mother, testified Friday that she's sure it was her son who was screaming.
July 5, 2013 The nation's largest intelligence agency has seen its power — and abilities — greatly expand over the past decade. Both privacy advocates and security experts agree that the laws governing electronic eavesdropping have not kept pace with technology.