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Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff meets with business leaders in New York Monday during a visit to the United States. Photo by Lucas Jackson/Reuters WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama and Brazilian leader Dilma Rousseff will aim to show...
The justices voted 5-4 that the sedative midazolam can be used in executions without violating the Eighth Amendment prohibition on cruel and unusual punishment. Photo by Joe Raedle/Newsmakers via Getty Images WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court...
Photo by Kevin Lamarque/Reuters WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is making it easier for some Indian tribes to obtain federal recognition, addressing a longstanding grievance of many Native Americans. The new regulation updates a 37-year-...
The justices voted 5-4 in a decision that preserves efforts in 13 states to limit partisan influence in redistricting. Photo by Joshua Roberts/Reuters WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday upheld Arizona congressional districts drawn by an...
The justices voted 5-4 against the EPA’s attempt to limit power plant emissions. Photo by Joshua Roberts/Reuters WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has ruled against federal regulators’ attempt to limit power plant emissions of mercury...
Watch Video | Listen to the AudioHARI SREENIVASAN, PBS NEWSHOUR WEEKEND ANCHOR: California is on the verge of requiring more children to get vaccinations, even if parents disagree. The state’s assembly passed a bill this week that allowed...