Two years after the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., school shootings in the US continue at the rate of nearly one a week. Most Americans think the main problem is mental illness, not lack of gun control.
People marched and rallied in Washington, New York, and other cities Saturday, protesting the recent killing of black Americans by white police officers. Meanwhile, more than 1 million people have signed petitions addressing police misconduct.
For the first time, a Pew survey found more support for gun ownership than gun control among Americans. Current events like the Michael Brown case may be accelerating the trend, a gun control advocate says.
'Merry Christmas' and 'Happy Hanukkah' are now protected speech in Texas schools. And, major retail chains are also turning away from 'Happy Holidays' in favor of 'Merry Christmas.' How did this shift happen?
Critics say the six-week class at Notre Dame serves to indoctrinate students and shames white people. The class professor says it's not about 'white bashing' but about understanding the basis of privilege.
LeBron James joined Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose, Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush, and St. Louis Rams offensive lineman Davin Joseph, who wore shirts emblazoned with "I Can't Breathe." Why are pro athletes more activist today?
The number of women accusing Bill Cosby of sexual assault may be as many as 20, including at least one who was underage. Fellow comedians are stunned, Jerry Seinfeld calling the charges against Cosby “sad and incomprehensible.”
Rolling Stone is backing away from its story “A Rape on Campus” because of “discrepancies” in the alleged victim’s account. This has led to criticism – and journalistic soul-searching – about a major story that apparently lacked thorough reporting.
A horrific story of gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity, published in Rolling Stone, rocked the media and campuses around the country. Now, Rolling Stone has apologized for “discrepancies” in the account.
While Bill Cosby endures growing legal problems that have squelched his credibility as 'America’s Dad,' former NBA power forward Charles Barkley has gamely waded into the topic of demonstrations in Ferguson.