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The Supreme Court invalidated a state law requiring a 35-foot buffer zones around abortion clinics, ruling the statute went too far in burdening free-speech rights.
A federal judge on Thursday upheld Colorado laws mandating background checks for gun purchases and limiting the size of ammunition magazines.
The Supreme Court's rebuke of appointments made by President Barack Obama during a brief Senate break is fueling Republican criticism that he is overstepping his powers.
The move helps the U.S. government's effort to put a complex 2010 law into practice while avoiding disruptions in commercial transactions with other major economies.
A Supreme Court decision invalidating President Barack Obama's appointment of three federal labor panel members during a Senate break is unlikely to hamper a consumer-finance regulator whose leader was also first installed without congressional approval.
Human smuggling is on the rise in Texas as thousands of Central Americans are sneaked into the country by smugglers who charge them thousands of dollars and hide them in decrepit houses.
The demographic divide between older white Americans and younger minorities grew wider last year, according to Census Bureau data, highlighting a long-term shift that might alter the interplay between generations.
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A panel of former national security officials issued a strong critique of President Obama's drone policy in a report certain to fuel the debate over the administration's counterterrorism program.
U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel used his deep ties to Latino communities in his Harlem district to prevail in a hard-fought Democratic primary.
Republican Sen. Thad Cochran's runoff victory exposed the limits of tea-party power at the polls, but conservative activists retain considerable influence in Congress.
Americans spent cautiously in May despite stronger income growth, a sign the economy is struggling to lift off after a winter downturn.
A unanimous Supreme Court ruled that police must obtain a warrant to search the vast amount of information on a suspect's cellphone, broadly protecting Americans' privacy rights in the digital age.
The high court handed a high-stakes victory to broadcasters, ruling online video startup Aereo violated copyrights on their programming, dealing a crippling blow to the TV-streaming company.
GOP Sen. Thad Cochran's effort to reach out to African Americans has drawn an angry response from his conservative opponent. But to some other Republicans, the effort was a valuable base-broadening effort.
A federal appeals court has ruled that Utah's ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional, representing a significant win for supporters of same-sex marriage and setting up another possible Supreme Court battle over the issue.
The New York Police Department is analyzing years of data to determine if the decline in the number of stop, question and frisks is having an impact on crime in the city.
Secretary of State John Kerry is trying to persuade the major Arab states to pitch in on an Iraq strategy of peeling Sunni tribes and fighters away from their tactical alliance with a radical Islamist militia.
House Republican lawmakers said retired Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner raised the possibility of auditing Sen. Charles Grassley.
The U.S. economy contracted at a worse pace than previously estimated in the first quarter, its sharpest pullback since the recession ended five years ago.