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- Elian Gonzalez: It’s America’s fault that my mother died
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Latest Social Issues Items
Sen. Bernard Sanders, an independent who describes himself as a democratic socialist, said to his Vermont constituency in a local newspaper article that the time might be right for him to make a run for the White House.
Ten pilot whales have died and another 41 remain stranded in a remote area of Everglades National Park in Florida, as officials scurry to keep the mammals alive until high tide reaches.
A judge has given Detroit the green light to cut pensions as a way out of the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history, a decision that puts the case in the laps of thousands of retirees who had hoped that the Michigan Constitution would protect them from getting smaller checks in their golden years.
President Obama's Kenyan-born uncle is expected to appear at a new deportation hearing to argue that he should be allowed to stay in the United States.
Testimony continues in the court-martial of a Fort Hood soldier accused of using a prostitution service involving senior noncommissioned officers and cash-strapped female soldiers.
Detroit is eligible to shed billions in debt in the largest public bankruptcy in U.S. history, a judge said Tuesday in a long-awaited decision that now shifts the case toward how the city will accomplish that task.
A report by the Centers for Disease Control released last week found that 62 percent of American men who are knowingly HIV-positive said they have had unprotected sex with a man in the last year.
Nearly 1.5 million people were deemed eligible in October to enroll in Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program through state agencies or the state-by-state insurance markets tied to the new health care law, the Obama administration said Tuesday.
House Speaker John A. Boehner announced Tuesday he has hired a longtime advocate of immigration legalization to be his policy adviser, encouraging immigration activists but angering those who want to see a crackdown and who say Mr. Boehner's move signals he still wants an "amnesty" bill to pass.