March 18, 2013 Mark Sanford, the South Carolina governor whose infamous affair led to his political downfall, is among 16 Republicans in Tuesday's primary. But he is by far the best-known and the most controversial. The special election will fill the seat left open when Tim Scott was tapped to replace retiring Sen. Jim DeMint.
February 23, 2013 The exhibit at Emory University in Atlanta lays out the history of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, a group first presided over by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. The group tackled issues of health care, poverty and gun violence — issues still seen as relevant today.
February 20, 2013 Georgia inmate Warren Lee Hill has received a stay of execution. State doctors who initially said Hill, who has an IQ of 70, did not meet the qualifications for "mental retardation" have changed their minds. Only Georgia requires a defendant to prove mental impairment beyond a reasonable doubt.
January 22, 2013 Forty years after the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision legalized abortion, a growing number of states are passing laws that restrict the procedure. The regulations, while not banning abortions outright, can make it difficult for a woman to obtain one.
January 7, 2013 Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has approved regulations requiring clinics where abortions are performed to meet the same building codes as new hospitals. Abortion-rights groups say the regulations are unnecessary, but abortion-rights opponents say they're the only way to ensure that clinics are safe.
December 20, 2012 The ability to customize products began with computers more than a decade ago. Now, you can create your own T-shirts, jeans, custom-blend cosmetics and candy. Even luxury brands like Burberry, Prada and Louis Vuitton now let customers design their own looks.
December 6, 2012 Officials at Spelman College, a historically black women's college in Atlanta, have decided to scrap the school's NCAA program. With few students participating in organized sports, the college has decided to devote those funds to a fitness program designed to reach the entire student body.
November 20, 2012 A pilot program in Mississippi uses biometric finger scanners on low-income parents who check their kids in and out of day care centers. State officials say they'll save millions of dollars by reducing fraud, but some parents and day care providers see it as discriminatory and are protesting.