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  • Obamacare ruling again shows Chief Justice John Roberts' independent streak

    Obamacare ruling again shows Chief Justice John Roberts' independent streak
    Since becoming chief justice 10 years ago, John G. Roberts Jr. has been determined to show that the court he leads is made up of impartial jurists, not politicians in robes. In the phrase he used at his confirmation hearings, each justice is "like an...
  • Black Americans grapple with unease in wake of Charleston shooting

    Black Americans grapple with unease in wake of Charleston shooting
    As he tugged open the plywood door to his newsstand Saturday morning, Charles Tone turned to one of his customers with a question. "How can they forgive him?" said Tone, 66. "Man, I don't even know if it can be genuine." The newsstand at the corner of...
  • Charleston shooting suspect Dylann Roof said to be 'a classic lone wolf'

    Charleston shooting suspect Dylann Roof said to be 'a classic lone wolf'
    Dylann Roof seemed to be wandering through this small suburb with a set of racist views and little else: no school, no friends, no clique with which to associate. Law enforcement agents are now trying to figure out how and why this 21-year-old man...
  • Texas universities seek curbs on new law allowing concealed guns on campus

    Texas universities seek curbs on new law allowing concealed guns on campus
    Just days after the Texas Senate voted to legalize concealed guns on college campuses, university officials and opponents of the bill are already thinking of ways to limit its reach. Although some university faculty members and students fought the...
  • As rain stops in Oklahoma and Texas, downriver states brace for flooding

    It finally stopped raining this week in Oklahoma and Texas, where a nearly nonstop series of storms resulted in deadly flooding and made for the wettest month in both states' recorded history. So what is happening to all that water? Some of it,...
  • College Board, Khan Academy team up to offer free SAT prep program

    College Board, Khan Academy team up to offer free SAT prep program
    The revised version of the SAT college entrance exam won't be offered until March but students can start preparing for it Tuesday with a new, free online study program affiliated with the test. The College Board, which administers the Scholastic...
  • Landowners form a pipeline rebellion in the Deep South

    Landowners form a pipeline rebellion in the Deep South
    When the letter arrived from a Texas pipeline company asking permission to enter his land, Alan Zipperer refused to allow surveyors onto his property. But they came anyway, he said, traipsing through his corn fields and pine forests and sticking...
  • Suicide rate of female military veterans is called 'staggering'

    Suicide rate of female military veterans is called 'staggering'
    New government research shows that female military veterans commit suicide at nearly six times the rate of other women, a startling finding that experts say poses disturbing questions about the backgrounds and experiences of women who serve in the armed...
  • Surge of new abortion restrictions limits access 'brick by brick'

    Surge of new abortion restrictions limits access 'brick by brick'
    With state legislatures across the country passing dozens of abortion restrictions for the fifth year, access is becoming more limited than at any time since the Supreme Court's landmark decision legalizing the procedure in 1973. The current legislative...
  • Gun rights advocates' push for campus-carry measures like Texas' is slow going

    Gun rights advocates' push for campus-carry measures like Texas' is slow going
    This year more than a dozen states have considered measures that would allow the carrying of concealed weapons on college campuses, but so far only Texas has approved a so-called campus-carry law. By overwhelming votes, Texas lawmakers approved the...
  • Photo of twin tornadoes was storm chaser's 'unicorn' shot

    Photo of twin tornadoes was storm chaser's 'unicorn' shot
    Hail as big as golf balls slammed into him as drenching rain fell, but none of that mattered. Weather photographer Kelly DeLay sensed this was his moment to capture the kind of rare natural phenomenon that fuels the adrenaline of a storm chaser. And...