In the wake of a federal report on police in Ferguson, Mo., some are musing about what, exactly, the role of police in America is. Many officers indicate they’d welcome more clarity on what they're expected to do.
Obama administration warns of 'massive damage' to health-care system if the Supreme Court rules against Obamacare. Meanwhile, Republicans pledge generous federal subsidies to prevent major disruption, if needed.
If the Supreme Court rules against the current implementation of subsidies, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle would be hard-pressed to forge a path that would avoid leaving millions of Americans uncovered.
The attorney representing Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in the federal death penalty trial told jurors that her client had participated in the bombing attacks on the Boston Marathon under his older brother's 'special kind of influence.'
Alabama's high court halted gay marriage, in defiance of a federal court ruling. Rebuffing federal interference in state affairs, historians say, may be as important to officials as defending traditional marriage.
Male women's rights activists in Kabul pose for the media Thursday wearing burqas to show their solidarity to Afghan women ahead of International Women's Day. Burqas for many people worldwide have come to symbolize the suppression of women.
The LAPD fatally shot a homeless man on Sunday, in an incident captured on at least one body camera worn by police. High-profile shootings last year have provided some indications of how video may, or may not, factor in a case.
Arizona voters took redistricting out of the hands of their state legislators and gave it to an independent commission. But on Monday, Supreme Court justices questioned the constitutionality of that move.
The question is whether the IRS usurped congressional power when it enacted a regulation authorizing distribution of billions of dollars in tax credits through health care exchanges set up by the federal government.
In sentencing three white men in a hate crimes case, a federal judge has highlighted how Mississippi is slowly coming to grips with its legacy of racial violence. How far has the 'new Mississippi' come?
On Wednesday, the Supreme Court grappled with the question of when businesses must provide religious accommodations. A Muslim woman claims Abercrombie & Fitch denied her a job because she wore a black headscarf to the interview.
In a 5-to-4 decision, the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, passed in the wake of the Enron scandal and intended to prevent the destruction of documents and financial data, could not be applied to fish.