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Kindergartner's Haircut Leads to Civil Rights Complaint

Kindergartner's Haircut Leads to Civil Rights Complaint

A kindergartner’s fade haircut – a little bit longer on top, buzzed on the sides – has created a federal flap... Watch »

Jun 28, 2015
U.S. Same-Sex Marriage Ruling's Global Impact

U.S. Same-Sex Marriage Ruling's Global Impact

The landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling in favor of same-sex marriages has no legal force outside the United States... Read »

Jun 27, 2015
2016 Hopefuls on Gay Marriage Ruling

2016 Hopefuls on Gay Marriage Ruling

The presidential candidates’ reactions to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in favor of same-sex marriage broke down... Read »

Jun 26, 2015
Supreme Court Same Sex Marriage Ruling Could Impact California Law

Supreme Court Same Sex Marriage Ruling Could Impact California Law

The Supreme Court is set to rule any day now on same sex marriage. How will that decision affect California law? Sam... Watch »

Jun 24, 2015
La. Gov. Bobby Jindal Announces Presidential Run

La. Gov. Bobby Jindal Announces Presidential Run

Pitching himself as a "doer" in a field of talkers, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal declared his candidacy for... Read »

Jun 24, 2015
What You Should Know About Bobby Jindal

What You Should Know About Bobby Jindal

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal announced he is running for the GOP presidential nomination. Read »

Jun 24, 2015
Nguyen Leads Orozco in Special Runoff Election for SJ Council

Nguyen Leads Orozco in Special Runoff Election for SJ Council

Manh Nguyen held a lead over Tim Orozco late Tuesday in a special election for a vacant seat on the San Jose City... Watch »

Jun 23, 2015
Hillary Clinton Dominates 2016 Field: Poll

Hillary Clinton Dominates 2016 Field: Poll

Hillary Clinton is miles ahead of her closest Democratic competitor in the 2016 White House race — and she also... Read »

Jun 23, 2015
2016 GOP Candidates Give Back Hate Group Funds

2016 GOP Candidates Give Back Hate Group Funds

Republican presidential candidates — and several GOP lawmakers — said Monday they are donating or returning funds... Read »

Jun 23, 2015
Raisin Program Unconstitutional: Supreme Court

Raisin Program Unconstitutional: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that the government can't force raisin farmers to give up part of their annual... Read »

Jun 22, 2015
 Maine Sen. Angus King Diagnosed With Cancer

Maine Sen. Angus King Diagnosed With Cancer

Sen. Angus King of Maine said Monday he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer and will undergo surgery on... Read »

Jun 22, 2015
Ex-Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. Released From Halfway House

Ex-Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. Released From Halfway House

Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. was released from a halfway house in Baltimore Monday. Watch »

Jun 22, 2015
Texas Abortion Law Teed up for Supreme Court Review

Texas Abortion Law Teed up for Supreme Court Review

Abortion is back before the Supreme Court, and the justices could signal by the end of June whether they are likely... Read »

Jun 21, 2015
Election 2016: Wealthy Donors, Negative Attacks Top Voter Concerns, Poll Finds

Election 2016: Wealthy Donors, Negative Attacks Top Voter Concerns...

Americans watching the early stages of the 2016 presidential race are worried about the role wealthy individuals and... Read »

Jun 21, 2015
Pres. Obama Returns to SoCal for Father's Day

Pres. Obama Returns to SoCal for Father's Day

With his wife and daughters away in Europe, President Barack Obama is spending Father's Day weekend in one of his... Read »

Jun 20, 2015
Clinton and Sanders Top Candidates on Facebook

Clinton and Sanders Top Candidates on Facebook

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders lead the pack of presidential candidates in early primary and caucus states — at... Read »

Jun 19, 2015
Clinton Calls for

Clinton Calls for "Common Sense" Gun Control At SF Mayors Meet

Hillary Rodham Clinton is calling for "common sense" gun control legislation and decrying... Read »

Jun 21, 2015

"WTF" Podcast Host Interviews President Obama in Garage

President Barack Obama visited with comedian Marc Maron in the garage of his Highland Park home Friday at the end... Watch »

Jun 20, 2015
Newt Gingrich Takes on New Job: Tech Reviewer

Newt Gingrich Takes on New Job: Tech Reviewer

After jokes about reviewing technology for Mashable arose on Twitter, it soon became a reality for Newt Gingrich who... Read »

Jun 19, 2015
Study: Legal Medical Pot Doesn’t Boost Teen Use

Study: Legal Medical Pot Doesn’t Boost Teen Use

Some opponents argue against legalized pot, citing the risk of greater use among teenagers. Watch »

Jun 18, 2015

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