The heads of the NAACP and other civil rights groups on Thursday denounced Congress’ leaders for failing to enact changes to policing after the outrage of George Floyd’s killing.
FBI data is expected to show murders in the U.S. increased by nearly 30% in 2020 — the highest annual spike in at least 60 years, according to news reports.
Outgoing German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives are scrambling to beat back a major challenge from the country’s Social Democrats, whose candidate for chancellor, Olaf Scholz, appears to enjoy a clear lead ahead of Sunday’s national vote.
Pro-choice advocates say the United States should lead the world in making abortion more accessible, arguing against restrictions in some states that limit the procedure on demand. But restrictions such as Mississippi’s ban after 15 weeks of pregnancy are still more liberal than those of several Western and industrialized countries.
Rep. Anthony Gonzalez weighed the pros and cons of running for reelection and concluded he had no future in a party beholden to former President Donald Trump.
Congress should require a new investigation by the State Department’s arms compliance office into the possible role of China’s Wuhan Institute of Virology in the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic, a report by two former State Department officials says.
Immigrant rights advocates said Monday that Democrats must change, ignore or overturn the Senate parliamentarian’s ruling that the law precludes adding an amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants to the $3.5 trillion budget bill.
Drugmakers are hailing great results with COVID-19 boosters and shots for school-age children, enthusing a pandemic-weary public and markets but flustering scientists who say it is important to look at real data before getting too optimistic.
A Seattle-based Coast Guard cutter is almost halfway through a months-long voyage that took it through the ice-choked Northwest Passage north of Canada and will eventually result in a circumnavigation of North America once it transits through the Panama Canal and returns home.