Supreme Court Upholds Michigan Ban on Affirmative Action

The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld a ban by the state of Michigan on the use of race as a factor in considering applicants for state colleges and universities. By a vote of six to two, the Supreme Court upheld the right of Michigan voters to [...]

US Trial Opens for Egyptian-Born Cleric Extradited From Britain

The trial of radical Muslim cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri has opened in New York, with federal prosecutors describing the fiery 55-year-old imam as using “the cover of religion” to conceal his role in a global campaign of terrorism. During [...]

White House Expresses Support for Ukraine Crackdown

WHITE HOUSE — The Obama administration has suggested that Ukraine’s operations against pro-Russian separatists are justified, but that the U.S. is not considering providing lethal assistance. Without going as far as stating U.S. support [...]

Native American Group asks OAS to Help With Land Claim

A Native American group says it is asking the Organization of American States to charge the United States with human rights violations. Leaders of the Onondaga Indian Nation met Tuesday in Washington to petition the Inter-American Commission [...]

Biden Hails ‘Pure Courage’ of Boston Marathon Attack Survivors

Vice-President Joe Biden on Tuesday said the courage displayed at last year’s deadly Boston Marathon bombings was an inspiration for all Americans coping with tragedy. Biden spoke at a memorial service for the victims of the attack. Church [...]

Man to Face Hate Crimes Charges in Kansas Shooting

Local and federal prosecutors are working on charges for the man arrested in connection with the shooting spree that killed three people Sunday in the midwestern U.S. state of Kansas. Officials are expected to give more information about the [...]

Obama: Equal Pay for Women

U.S. President Barack Obama has called for women to be paid at the same rate that men are paid on the same job. The U.S. leader said in his weekly address Saturday that is is an embarrassment that women earn less than men in the same professions [...]

‘Boston Strong’ Photo Shoot Draws Thousands

Sports Illustrated magazine is marking the upcoming anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings with a cover shoot that drew thousands of people, including survivors, emergency workers and city officials. Saturday’s “Boston Strong” [...]

Researchers Grow Artificial Body Parts in the Lab

Two new studies describe how scientists in the United States, Mexico and Switzerland are growing reproductive organs and nasal cartilage in the laboratory and successfully implanting tissue in patients.  The studies are published in the British [...]

US Vows Not to Issue Visa to Iran’s Choice for UN Envoy

The White House says it has informed the United Nations and Iran that the United States will not issue a visa to the man Iran wants to become its new U.N. ambassador. American officials oppose the selection of Hamid Abutalebi because of his [...]

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