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Ten Commandments Installed At Arkansas State Capitol; ACLU Plans Lawsuit


The monument's key backer, state Sen. Jason Rapert, says it honors the "historical moral foundation of law." But the ACLU says it violates the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment.

Alabama Prisons Ruled 'Horrendously Inadequate,' Must Improve


A U.S. District judge issued the ruling Tuesday in a class action lawsuit brought by inmates who argued the prisons' conditions were cruel and unusual punishment.

Emmett Till Sign Vandalized Again


The damage was done to a historical marker that stands outside the Money, Miss., grocery store where in 1955, Till was accused of flirting with a white woman before being kidnapped and killed.

Brazilian President Michel Temer Is Formally Charged With Corruption


The indictment handed down Monday night by Brazil's top prosecutor makes Temer the first sitting president in the country's history to be charged with a crime. And the legal saga is far from finished.

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Labor Department Rethinking Obama-Era Overtime Pay Rule


On Tuesday the Labor Department formally requested information from the Office of Management and Budget, setting the stage for scaling back a rule that would make more workers eligible for OT.


Ethics Group Says U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley's Retweet Violated A Federal Law


Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, retweeted President Trump's support for a political candidate. CREW says that violated a law that bans federal employees from political activity.

3 Chicago Police Officers Accused Of Cover-Up In Killing Of Laquan McDonald


The Cook County grand jury indictment alleges that the three police officers were at the scene of the killing and worked together to conceal crucial facts in order to protect a fellow officer.


Senate GOP Leaders Postpone Health Care Vote Until After July 4th


Senate Republican leaders are delaying a vote on their bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, with many senators left to convince.


'What Would You Do?' Author Wants To Stop Sensationalizing The Donner Party


In The Best Land Under Heaven, Michael Wallis chronicles the saga of a band of pioneers who resorted to cannibalism after getting stranded en route West. He says "there's so much more" to the story.

CNN Resignations A Sign Of The High Stakes In Covering Trump's Administration


Three investigative journalists have quit after the network retracted a story about a congressional inquiry into a link between Trump adviser Anthony Scaramucci and a Russian investment fund.


Massive Ransomware Attack Hits Ukraine; Experts Say It's Spreading Globally


Some have called the previously seen malware "Petya," though others say it is "a new ransomware that has not been seen before." And it has been reported in more than a half-dozen countries.

Arkansas Inmate Captured After 32 Years On The Lam


Minimum-security inmate Steven Dishman was reported missing from his Little Rock job site in 1985. State police say someone he met five years after his escape tipped them off to his whereabouts.


Pandora Co-Founder And CEO Tim Westergren To Step Down


After more than 17 years with the company, Westergren announced he would be stepping down as CEO and exiting the company's board.

Considering Breast-Feeding? This Guide Can Help


The vast majority of pregnant women in the U.S. say they plan to breast-feed, but aren't told that many new moms worldwide find it tricky. Being mentored the first weeks after birth can help a lot.

Federal Judge Temporarily Blocks Deportation Of 1,400 Iraqis Nationwide


An order that initially covered Iraqi nationals with criminal convictions in the Detroit area now applies to the U.S. The judge said they could face "grave consequences" if returned to Iraq.


Pacing, Crying, Frustration: Cosby Juror On The 52 Hours That Ended In Mistrial


Bobby Dugan, 21, says that he pushed the jury to convict Bill Cosby on two of three charges and that it was dispiriting to leave the case unresolved after so much deliberation.


CHART: CBO Weighs Who Wins, Who Loses With Senate Health Care Bill


The Congressional Budget Office estimates that 22 million people would lose coverage with the Senate bill. That includes 15 million people on Medicaid, and others who could no longer afford insurance.


Google Hit With $2.7 Billion Fine By European Antitrust Monitor


The European Commission says Google "abused its market dominance as a search engine by promoting its own comparison shopping service in its search results, and demoting those of competitors."


From Birth To Death, Medicaid Affects The Lives Of Millions


Medicaid has become a prime target of Republicans in Congress who want to rein in the program's costs, which totaled $350 billion in 2015. We take a look at what all that money pays for.


White House Suspects Syria Is Preparing For Another Chemical Attack


A statement says the observed "activities" recall those before an April 4 strike that killed civilians, including children. It warns the Assad government that it would "pay a heavy price."

Tuesday, Jun 27

Majority Of Global Poll Respondents Find Trump Arrogant, Dangerous


At the end of Obama's term, 64 percent of respondents said they were confident in the U.S. president, compared to 22 percent now. Now only two countries' respondents prefer Trump over Obama.

Monday, Jun 26

Supreme Court Reinstates Part Of Trump's Travel Ban, Agrees To Hear Case


The Supreme Court on Monday let a portion of President Trump's travel ban take effect and agreed to hear arguments about all the elements of the ban when the court reconvenes in October.

'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli Goes On Trial On Securities Fraud Charges


Shkreli is charged with committing a series of frauds well before he became "the most hated man in America." He's been livestreaming and spending lavishly, though according to his lawyer, he's broke.

More Health Problems Reported With Hair And Skin Care Products


Manufacturers are not required to tell the Food and Drug Administration about safety issues with cosmetics or hair and skin care products. That can leave people in the dark about health risks.

Overwhelmed By Air Bag Troubles, Takata Files For Bankruptcy Protection


Long hobbled by lawsuits and recall costs over its faulty air bags, Takata, the Japanese auto parts maker, filed for bankruptcy protection in Japan and the U.S. on Sunday.

Sunday, Jun 25

'RuPaul's Drag Race' Winner Sasha Velour Cut From A Different Fabric


"I try to tune out all the drag that's out there and tap into the drag I was doing when I was a little kid — when I didn't even know the word 'queer' or that gay people were out there," Velour said.

PHOTOS: Here's How Muslims Worldwide Are Celebrating Ramadan's End


For many Muslims around the world, Sunday marks the start of Eid al-Fitr, a time of prayer and celebration. Here's a peek at the festivities, which are often as different as the places they're held.

Nobel Peace Prize Winner's Message To America: 'All Children Are Our Children'


Kaiilash Satyarthi came to Washington to encourage the U.S. government to fight for the freedom of child laborers.

Trump Asks 'Why No Action?' Amid Questions About Obama's Response To Russian Meddling


The president tweeted Saturday evening questioning his predecessor's response after a bombshell Washington Post report about the previous administration's decision-making about how to counter Russia.

Saturday, Jun 24

More Than Memory: Coping With The Other Ills Of Alzheimer's


Many people with Alzheimer's suffer medical and mental health issues that have nothing to do with memory loss, including slow healing, incontinence, paranoia and depression.

DeVos Appoints CEO Of A Student Loan Company To Head Federal Aid Agency


Plus school district secession, student borrower complaints and more.

Illinois Bishop Decrees No Communion, Funeral Rites For Same-Sex Spouses


Bishop Thomas Paprocki is telling priests in his diocese not to offer sacraments to people in same-sex marriages. A Catholic LGBT group calls the decree "mean-spirited and unchristian in the extreme."

Arkansas Tries To Stop An Epidemic Of Herbicide Damage


A weedkiller called dicamba, which farmers hoped could banish herbicide-resistant weeds, has become a plague itself in Arkansas. The state's regulators just voted to ban it for 120 days.

Friday, Jun 23

Bill Cosby Is Planning Town Halls About Sexual Assault And The Law, Spokesman Says


"This issue can affect any young person, especially young athletes of today," a spokesman for the comedian said. "They need to know what they're facing when they're hanging out and partying."

'Big Sick' Creators Nanjiani And Gordon On Turning Their Courtship Into A Movie


In Kumail Nanjiani and Emily Gordon's new rom-com, girl meets boy, girl contracts a mysterious illness and boy's Pakistani parents struggle to accept the relationship.

With The Swoony Pleasures Of 'The Beguiled,' Sofia Coppola Shows Us Something New


In her previous work, director Sofia Coppola looked out from inside the bubble that wealth and privilege create. Her latest film grapples with a different — but related — form of isolation.

Trump Sued For Allegedly Violating Presidential Records Act


Ethics watchdog groups say that White House staffers' reported use of encrypted messaging apps to communicate prevents presidential records from being archived, as required by law.