Like her classic “To Kill a Mockingbird,” the Harper Lee novel out on July 14 is a coming of age story.
A Georgia court heard arguments on July 9 about whether the state violated a Ku Klux Klan group's constitutional rights by refusing its application to a highway cleanup program and whether a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision applies in the case.
The north Georgia KKK group applied to join the state's Adopt-A-Highway program in May 2012, hoping to clean up along part of Route 515 in the Appalachian Mountains. The state Department of Transportation, which runs the program, denied the application. The department said its program was aimed at "civic-minded organizations in good standing."
The Museum of Fine Arts Boston is canceling "Kimono Wednesdays" after protesters decried the event as racist.
In a statement issued this week, the museum apologized for offending some visitors with the event, where museum goers were encouraged to don the traditional Japanese garments and pose in front of Claude Monet's "La Japonaise."
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy this week likened controversy over the court's decision to allow gay marriage to public reaction over the 1989 ruling that said burning an American flag was protected free speech.
Kennedy, who was the deciding vote in both cases, described how the reaction decades ago was critical at first but changed over time.
Pope Francis' historic speech to Congress in September will be viewed by tens of thousands on the U.S. Capitol grounds and beyond in a landmark event to rival any presidential inauguration or State of the Union address.
House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said the pontiff's Sept. 24 address to a joint meeting of Congress will be broadcast live from the West Front, allowing the public in the shadow of the Capitol to watch along with those in the House chamber.
A lawsuit filed on behalf of two registered sex offenders cites Indiana's new religious objections law in arguing they've been wrongly prohibited from worshipping at churches that have schools on the same property.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana filed the lawsuit on behalf of two unnamed sex offenders, one of whom belongs to a Fort Wayne church and another who has attended an Elkhart church.
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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump this week criticized U.S. immigration and trade policies on in speeches that veered from accusing Mexico of deliberately sending criminals across the border to professing respect for the Mexican government and love for its people.
Speaking to a gathering of Libertarians in Las Vegas before headlining an event in Phoenix, Trump repeated his charge that Mexico was sending violent offenders to the U.S. to harm Americans and that U.S. officials were being "dumb" in dealing with immigrants in the country illegally.
South Carolina officials were preparing on July 10 to quietly and quickly remove the Confederate flag from the Statehouse where it has flown for more than a half-century.
The state planned a simple, short ceremony at 10 a.m. EST to remove the rebel banner, which was surrounded in its final hours by ropes and barricades.
The home for a 6-foot-statue known as Big Mountain Jesus rests with a three-judge appeals panel after a lawyer representing a group of atheists asked for it to be removed from U.S. Forest Service property in Montana.
A federal district judge in 2013 said the Flathead National Forest could reissue a 10-year permit for the statue that has stood along a ski run at the Whitefish Mountain Resort since 1954. The judge, Obama appointee Dana Christensen, said no reasonable observer would conclude the Forest Service was endorsing Christianity by permitting a private party to place it on land it leases from the government.