Teachers wary of new laws limiting how they teach about racism

As middle school teacher Brittany Paschall assembled a lesson plan on the history of the Negro Baseball Leagues, she wondered how she might have...

1 million saw health care costs lowered to $10 a month...

New tax credits created by the coronavirus relief package signed by President Joe Biden in March lowered the cost of health care for millions...

As COVID-19 cases wane, vaccine-lagging areas still see risk

New COVID-19 cases are declining across most of the country, even in some states with vaccine-hesitant populations. But almost all states bucking that trend...

GOP congressman quickly deletes tweet praising right-wing candidate who accosted Harris

Rep. Burgess Owens (R-UT), on Thursday tweeted out support for Anna Paulina Luna, a Republican running for Congress in Florida, and then quickly removed...

McConnell says he'd steal a Supreme Court seat from Biden if...

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Monday said that if a Supreme Court seat became vacant in the last year of President Joe Biden's...

Democrats say they won't back infrastructure compromise without a promise on...

Democratic leaders are reportedly mulling accepting a bipartisan compromise infrastructure plan as long as the Democratic senators working with Republicans on the plan agree...

Top Democrats demand answers on Trump DOJ's leak investigations

The two top Democrats in Congress are calling for the testimony of both Jeff Sessions and William Barr, the former attorneys general who served...

Jails emptied in the pandemic. Should they stay that way?

It wasn't long after Matthew Reed shoplifted a $63 set of sheets from a Target in upstate New York that the coronavirus pandemic brought...

Spirituality underpins migrant activism in US borderlands

Alvaro Enciso plants three or four crosses each week in Arizona's desert borderlands, amid the yellow-blossomed prickly pear and whip-like ocotillo, in honor of...