The Colorado attorney general has asked the state's Supreme Court to stop same-sex marriages.
Congress has reached a bipartisan deal to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs, after nearly two months of tense negotiations.
The airline industry and its unions support the bill, which would allow them to list ticket prices without taxes and fees. Consumer groups say that will lead to deceptive marketing.
The slice of retail aimed at America's most budget-conscious consumers is consolidating. Dollar Tree is buying Family Dollar for $8.5 billion, a deal encouraged by activist investors Carl Icahn and Nelson Peltz. The new company will have 13,000 stores, making it a more formidable competitor — in size, at least — to Wal-Mart.
NPR's Emily Harris reports on the Muslim holiday of Eid in Gaza, where one where one family traces the course of three weeks of war in broken bread, temporary shelters and mourning for their dead.
A new salvo has been fired in the fight over teacher tenure. A group led by former TV anchor Campbell Brown filed a complaint in New York state court, arguing that tenure laws are preventing the state from providing every child with the "sound, basic education" its constitution guarantees.
The militant group threatens to kill parents who immunize their children. As a result, polio has come roaring back in Pakistan. Eradication now hinges on whether the country can control the virus.
A New York state lawsuit follows the Vergara ruling in California, challenging state teacher tenure policies. Who's next?
Medicare's trust fund is projected to have money until 2030, four years longer than predicted last year. But the fund that pays for disability benefits could run dry just two years from now.
A lower court's ruling that threw out a Virginia law has been upheld by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The decision could have an impact on similar bans throughout the Southeast.
Federal projections show trouble ahead for the Social Security fund, but Erig Kingson argues there should be no cutting of benefits.
President Obama meets today with leaders from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador to discuss the immigration issue.
While residents debate Gov. Patrick’s proposal to offer temporary shelter to as many as 1,000 young immigrants, nearly as many have been placed with relatives here since January.