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The state is agreeing to stop placing inmates in solitary confinement solely because of a gang affiliation. The changes could move more than 1,500 inmates out of solitary.
Sep. 1, 2015
For many Floridians, the tradition of African-American cattle ranchers is an integral part of the state's rich story.
Sep. 1, 2015
According to church teaching, abortion is a sin so grave that anyone who gets one or performs one is automatically excommunicated. Forgiveness was usually only given by senior church officials.
Sep. 1, 2015
Kim Davis, the Rowan County clerk in Kentucky, refused to issue any marriage license on Tuesday, saying she is waiting for the result of an appeal. Davis cited religious objections for her actions.
Sep. 1, 2015
Donald Trump has had a good summer. But he will face some hurdles in the next 30 days that could affect the future of his campaign, unless they don't.
Sep. 1, 2015
Authorities had been allowing migrants to travel without checking passports but on Tuesday, the station was closed and migrants began protesting.
Sep. 1, 2015
While in Alaska, President Obama will be a guest on a survival show that takes celebrities into the wilderness to eat mice, repel off cliffs and more.
Sep. 1, 2015
Nestle, Netflix and Microsoft are among several major employers that have announced big increases in family leave benefits this year. The moves are seen as essential as companies compete for talent.
Sep. 1, 2015
So your kid is off to college. You've spent months navigating the financial aid process and meticulously budgeted for all sorts of out-of-pocket expenses ... or so you thought.
Sep. 1, 2015
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will decide whether to list the greater sage grouse as endangered. Many groups, including some oil and gas firms and a conservation group don't want that to happen.
Sep. 1, 2015
Alaska's health commissioner spends her summers working on policy issues by day and fishing for salmon for the winter on nights and weekends with her family who belong to the Yup'ik people.
Sep. 1, 2015
Just a couple extra hours can make a real difference, a study shows. Adults who slept only five or six hours were four times more likely to get sick when exposed to a common cold virus.
Sep. 1, 2015
The FAA has granted 1,300 permits that allow commercial firms to operate drones for everything from selling real estate to inspecting utility lines. But there's concern over some recent close calls.
Sep. 1, 2015
A new book details that the women were not personal friends, but they were strong allies on the Supreme Court bench, especially in the legal fight for women's equality.
Sep. 1, 2015
The State Department released the latest — and largest — batch of Hillary Clinton's emails Monday from her time as secretary of state.
Aug. 31, 2015
Frazier Glenn Cross Jr. was 73 years old when he opened fire on people in two locations near Kansas City, Mo., last spring.
Aug. 31, 2015
Kim Davis, the Rowan County Clerk who has repeatedly refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, lost her bid for a stay, when the U.S. Supreme Court denied her application.
Aug. 31, 2015
Hillary Clinton has said she neither sent nor received emails marked classified on her personal server. But 150 of the emails to be released Monday night have now been labeled "confidential."
Aug. 31, 2015
Terry Loewen, who pleaded guilty to attempting to drive an explosives-laden vehicle and detonate it at an airport in Wichita, Kan., has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison.
Aug. 31, 2015
Many in the wine and beer industry claim women have a keener sense of smell, and thus taste, than do men. Sensory scientists who've tackled this question say there's something to this.
Aug. 31, 2015

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