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August 26, 2015
Civil rights activist Amelia Boynton Robinson dies at 104
Amelia Boynton Robinson, a civil rights activist who helped lead the 1965 "Bloody Sunday" voting rights march and was the ...
August 13, 2015
University of Texas moving statue of Jefferson Davis
The University of Texas will move a statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis away from the center of campus, but ...
August 06, 2015
On anniversary, Obama says too few use hard-won voting right
Marking the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, President Barack Obama remembered the African-American men and women ...
August 05, 2015
Things to know about the Voting Rights Act of 1965
On Aug. 6, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the Voting Rights Act, which has been called the single most ...
July 29, 2015
Then & Now: Medicare and Medicaid turn 50
When President Lyndon B. Johnson signed Medicare and Medicaid into law on July 30, 1965, roughly half of Americans 65 and ...
July 24, 2015
Texas jail death focuses new attention on inmate suicides
When Sandra Bland died in a small Texas jail last week, she became just the latest name on a long list of inmates whose ...
July 20, 2015
Can Perry stand out in 2016 without his signature swagger?
Rick Perry still prides himself on being a Bubba. The former Texas governor relishes laying on the country-boy charm, ...
July 08, 2015
New rule aims to diversify neighborhoods
The Department of Housing and Urban Development is tightening enforcement of fair housing laws by requiring cities to ...
June 17, 2015
Time capsule returns to Massachusetts Statehouse cornerstone
In an elaborate ceremony steeped in tradition, a time capsule dating to 1795 was returned Wednesday to the cornerstone of the ...
June 06, 2015
American Samoa dialysis clinic reopens after 2-day closure
American Samoa's only dialysis clinic has reopened after a product recall forced it to close for two days. LBJ Medical Center ...
June 04, 2015
Recall temporarily closes American Samoa's 1 dialysis clinic
American Samoa's only medical center has temporarily closed its dialysis clinic after a voluntary recall by the manufacturer ...
June 04, 2015
Clinton: GOP trying to make it difficult for people to vote
Hillary Rodham Clinton accused potential Republican presidential rivals such as Jeb Bush of Florida and Scott Walker of ...
May 21, 2015
Nixon papers shed light on renegade diplomacy
There's little doubt Richard Nixon was up to dirty tricks before his presidency ever began. Documents released by the ...
May 06, 2015
Jim Wright early casualty of rising US House partisanship
As a member of what he called "the people's house" for more than a generation, Texas Democrat Jim Wright was known for his ...
May 06, 2015
Former House Speaker Jim Wright dies at age 92
Former U.S. House Speaker Jim Wright, the longtime Texas Democrat who became the first House speaker in history to be driven ...
April 17, 2015
Ex-US Sen. Griffin, who hastened Nixon resignation, dies
Former U.S. Sen. Robert Griffin, a Michigan Republican whose withdrawal of support hastened President Richard Nixon's ...
April 10, 2015
From poor immigrant to Arizona's 1st Hispanic governor
Raul Hector Castro first noticed discrimination on his way to school in a dusty Arizona border town. Why, he wondered, did ...
April 10, 2015
Arizona's 1st Hispanic governor, also a US ambassador, dies
Raul Hector Castro, Arizona's only Hispanic governor and an American ambassador to three countries, died Friday. He was 98.
April 09, 2015
Bauer, 3 Indians relievers lose no-hit bid in 9th vs Astros
Even if four Cleveland Indians pitchers had combined on a no-hitter, manager Terry Francona wasn't certain it would've been ...
April 08, 2015
5 things to know about White House state dinners
Guess who's coming to dinner at the White House? Not as many people as you might expect. President Barack Obama has held the ...