April 28, 2012 People on all sides of the debate are watching Florida Sen. Marco Rubio attempt to craft a proposal that helps to repair the GOP brand among Hispanics, appeals to independent voters who favor a path to citizenship, and upends President Obama's advantage on the issue without alienating conservatives.
April 12, 2012 George Zimmerman profiled and confronted Trayvon Martin before fatally shooting him, prosecutors say
April 10, 2012 As Tulsa police sought suspects in last week's deadly shootings, black and white leaders urged the community to remain calm. The united front was just one indicator of how race relations have improved since the city's 1921 race riot, arguably the worst in U.S. history.
March 31, 2012 As Trayvon Martin's parents lead the calls for an arrest in their son's killing, their lawyers have hired a marketing firm, and efforts are under way to establish a nonprofit foundation. Supporters say they want to protect others from injustice.
March 29, 2012 Eight years ago, Martin saved his father from a fire. His untimely death never gave Tracy Martin a chance to pay his son back.
March 28, 2012 Tracy Martin is convinced that neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman racially profiled his son. The teen's Feb. 26 shooting has ignited a national discussion of race relations.
March 26, 2012 Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton will travel to Washington to attend a briefing on racial profiling and hate crimes. They are not expected to speak.
March 24, 2012 An attorney for the family of slain Florida teenager Trayvon Martin said that after meeting with federal authorities, he doubts the killing will be charged as a hate crime. But the lawyer said he's encouraged that the state's investigation of the shooting will lead to criminal charges filed against George Zimmerman.
March 21, 2012 Trayvon Martin's killing has had an especially chilling effect on black parents who gird their sons with rules designed to protect them from trouble, lest they be viewed with suspicion because of their skin color.
March 19, 2012 More than twice as many people read news recommended on Facebook than on Twitter, according to a new study from the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism. One in four Americans now gets their news digitally from mobile devices.
March 12, 2012 A series of recent episodes in Afghanistan has raised questions about the U.S. effort to work closely with the Afghans and wind down the U.S. military mission after more than a decade of war.
March 9, 2012 The NAACP hopes to apply international pressure to states with strict new voter ID laws.
March 6, 2012 Just as dozens of advertisers were abandoning Rush Limbaugh's radio show, a pro-Gingrich superPAC actually increased its ad buy on the program. Rick Tyler, a spokesman for Winning Our Future explained that Limbaugh's show reaches more of the primary voters the superPAC wants to reach than any other show.
March 5, 2012 Newspapers have chased audiences and advertisers to the Web and other digital platforms, where they are finding strong growth. But that transition has been rocky. A new study from the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism suggests there are ways to make the leap.
March 1, 2012 The legislation in Alabama will be enforced at least until the U.S. Supreme Court rules on a challenge to the law. On Thursday, a federal appeals court delayed action on lawsuits against measures in Alabama and Georgia.