Wisconsin Democrat Tammy Baldwin and 53 colleagues pressed the Senate leadership in late October to extend the federal student loan program that expired on Sept. 30.
The House unanimously voted on Sept. 28 for an extension but the Perkins loan program expired with the new fiscal year due to Senate inaction.
A proposal to rename Roswell, New Mexico, streets after Martin Luther King Jr. and Cesar Chavez has divided officials and residents.
City councilors flung accusations of racial and ethnic bias while discussing the proposal during a recent meeting.
Just days ago, the nearly 1,300-pound, powerful jumping horse with a shiny chestnut coat named Phedras de Blondel arrived at his new home in the United States, a farm owned by a champion rider in Florida.
It's no secret we do things we know we shouldn't. We overeat, gamble away our savings and live like tomorrow will never come. One reason, two Nobel laureates argue, is that there are plenty of businesses happy to lead us astray.
An art installation opening in New York City draws attention to a federal ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men.
Citing a recent FBI report that someone in the United States is arrested every minute on marijuana charges, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders told a nationwide meeting of college students on Oct. 28 that he would take marijuana off the federal government’s list of outlawed drugs.
In remarks made in the Rose Garden at the White House on Oct. 21, Vice President Joe Biden said he would not seek the Democratic nomination for president in 2016.
New Approach South Dakota is collecting signatures for a proposal to make medical marijuana legal.
One marijuana business hosts an annual golf tournament in Denver to raise money for multiple sclerosis research. Another Colorado pot company donates to a gay-rights advocacy group and is a sponsor of an AIDS walk.
The National Education Association and more than 50 state and local teachers unions are calling on McDonald’s CEO Steve Easterbrook to end McTeacher’s Nights.
PETA has done a lot with a little sex, shock and shame.
One of the longest-running and sexiest stunts you will see in online ads around the world is a group of naked women who choose to wear nothing rather than wear fur, said Ingrid Newkirk, president and co-founder of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.