Anti-Semitic propaganda had a life-long effect on German children schooled during the Nazi period, leaving them far more likely to harbor negative views of Jews than those born earlier and later, according to a new study.
The findings indicate that attempts to influence public attitudes are most effective when they target young people, particularly if the message confirms existing beliefs, the authors said.
The House of Representatives on June 12 voted to derail a high-profile trade bill pushed by President Barack Obama.
The vote was a significant defeat for the president, with Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and dozens of Democratic lawmakers going against the administration.
It turns out the man behind Mickey Mouse liked quirky cats.
Besides his love of wholesome entertainment, Walt Disney also had an appreciation for the eccentric that led to a short-lived partnership and decades-long friendship with surrealistic artist Salvador Dali.
A federal appeals court this week upheld Texas' strict abortion restrictions that could soon leave only seven abortion clinics open in a state of 27 million people.
The decision by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals allows Texas to enforce Republican-backed restrictions that require abortion clinics to meet hospital-level operating standards, a checklist that includes rules on minimum room sizes, staffing levels and air ventilation systems. The restrictions, approved in 2013, are among the toughest in the nation.
A new survey finds broad popular support for same-sex marriage in the United States and strong expectations that the U.S. Supreme Court will rule to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide.
The survey finds, overall, that 55 percent of Americans favor allowing gay and lesbian couples to legally marry, while 37 oppose.
The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation is checking allegations that an agent working for a pipeline company offered to hire a prostitute for a landowner if he would allow access to his land.
The 61-year-old Lee County landowner, Hughie Tweedy, has said he has recorded proof that the agent made the offer. The proposed underground pipeline would carry 450,000 barrels daily from production sites in North Dakota to a hub in Illinois.
Mexico's supreme court has ruled it is unconstitutional for Mexican states to bar same-sex marriages.
But the court's ruling is considered a "jurisprudential thesis" and does not invalidate any state laws, meaning gay couples denied the right to wed would have to turn to the courts individually.
Beef, if it is what's for dinner, do you want to know where it comes from?
The U.S. House of Representatives has voted to to repeal a law requiring country-of-origin labels on packages of beef, pork and poultry.
A measure allowing some court officials to refuse to perform gay marriage responsibilities because of their religious beliefs became law in North Carolina on June 11, but opponents said litigation challenging the new measure was likely to come soon.
The state House voted Thursday to override Republican Gov. Pat McCrory's veto of the bill, making the law effective immediately. The Senate voted to override last week.
The Department of Defense announced on June 9 plans to extend non-discrimination protections to LGB troops by updating the Military Equal Opportunity program to include sexual orientation as a protected class.
The Human Rights Campaign responded. “We appreciate the leadership of Secretary Carter in advancing this unfinished business of 'don't ask, don't tell' repeal which is an important step to ensure LGB servicemembers are treated equally,” said HRC government affairs director David Stacy. “To reach our goal of full LGBT equality in the military, it’s also crucially important that the ban on transgender service members be lifted by updating outdated regulations that prevent them from serving openly and honestly. Secretary Carter should implement these vital changes and also extend these same non-discrimination protections to the estimated 15,500 transgender troops currently serving in silence.”