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A federal judge on Wednesday struck down the United States’ most restrictive abortion law, North Dakota’s prohibition of abortions after the detection of a fetal heartbeat, calling it “invalid and unconstitutional.” As a fetal heartbeat can...
Twenty people were killed in northeastern Nigeria Wednesday after Islamic extremists attacked in the country for the fourth time in three days. Focus began to shift in the press to the role of the politicians in the 5-year-old insurgency and whether...
After completing a fellowship at the National Institutes of Health, artist Rebecca Kamen has transformed her discussions with neuroscientists into abstract sculptures, such as this close-up view of “Butterflies of the Soul.” Image...
Democrats have proposed increasing the federal minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016. But even if they accomplish this, workers in dozens of categories of jobs, including many tipped workers like waiters and waitresses, won’t benefit. Photo...
Put on some coffee and grab a cheesecake and meet some modern day “Golden Girls.” (Not that there’s anything wrong with the 1980′s originals.) Photo of Rue McClanahan as Blanche Devereaux, Betty White as Rose Nylund and Bea...
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott must decide whether to stick to his opinion that Texas must disclose the source of the execution drugs it uses, or face criticism from death penalty advocates who say that disclosing the information could make the...