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President Barack Obama is pushing for bipartisan action to change the criminal justice system in ways that go far beyond the limited executive powers that he’s used to reduce harsh prison sentences for dozens of non-violent offenders.
The housing crisis in which some 9 million American families lost their homes fueled racial segregation in many of the nation’s communities, according to a new analysis from Cornell University.
“Neighborhood Foreclosures, Racial/Ethnic Transitions and Residential Segregation,” published in the American Sociological Review, noted the housing crisis spurred one of the largest migrations in U.S. history, leading to changes that could alter the complexion of American cities for a generation or more.
For generations, Sonnen Ranch has been a place for raising livestock — where animals, though treated humanely, were destined to be used for meat or dairy products. Now, after several rounds of fundraising, the ranch has been transformed into Rowdy Girl Sanctuary, a safe haven for farm animals, allowing the creatures to live out their lives without distress.
The "land of the free and the brave" ranks No. 31 among 34 democratic countries in an analysis of voter turnout by the Pew Research Center.
One contributing factor: U.S. citizens aren’t required to vote.
As Social Security approaches its 80th birthday Friday, the federal government's largest benefit program stands at a pivotal point in its history.
Relatively modest changes to taxes and benefits could still save it for generations of Americans to come, but Congress must act quickly, and even limited changes are politically difficult.
A Kansas abortion opponent must stand trial over a letter she sent to a Wichita doctor saying someone might place an explosive under the doctor’s car, a federal appeals court ruled.
Democratic women in the U.S. House on July 8 introduced legislation that would ensure women have access to health insurance coverage for abortion care and remove a federal policy denying many poor women access to abortion services.
The legislation comes as Republican leaders in some states, including Wisconsin, continue to push measures intended to restrict women’s access to care. U.S. Reps. Barbara Lee of California, Jan Schakowsky of Illinois and Diana DeGette of Colorado are the chief sponsors of the federal Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Health Insurance Act.