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Abortion-rights supporters outside the Supreme Court in January for the annu...
North Dakota and Colorado voters struck down the "personhood" measures, which would give legal rights to fetuses. But Tennessee's Amendment 1 passed with 53 percent of the vote.
Residents of Denton, Texas, voted Tuesday to ban hydraulic fracturing in their city. It's the first time a city in the state — where energy is king — has voted to ban fracking.
President Obama is meeting with congressional leaders at the White House on Friday. The general overseeing the campaign against militants from the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, will brief them.
President Obama and congressional leaders have lunch on Friday, a first step toward bridging differences after an election that saw power shift to the Republicans. Oh, to be a fly on the wall!
Last week, a commercial spaceship built by Virgin Galactic crashed during a test flight. More than 700 had signed up for flights on the craft, and many are sticking with the project — for now.
Earlier generations of science fiction fretted about nuclear radiation or alien invasion. What powers Interstellar is an up-to-date concern about the viability of Earth as home for the human race.