(NEW YORK) -- A spate of mass shootings in recent months has once again trained the spotlight on how to prevent those tragedies, which garner national headlines and the attention of lawmakers and activists alike. But data from the Gun Violence Archive shows that they... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Nearly one year after the death of George Floyd in Minnesota, protesters have taken to the streets again in wake of the fatal shooting of Daunte Wright -- and after promises of police reform by the state's governor and other officials. Since... Read More.
(MINNEAPOLIS) -- At the start of the Derek Chauvin murder trial for the killing of George Floyd, defense attorney Eric Nelson asked jurors to exercise their common sense and apply sound judgment based solely on the evidence presented, stressing, "there is no political or... Read More.
By Kiara Alfonseca, ABC News(ALLEN, Texas) -- The arrest and shocking death of Marvin Scott III in police custody have put a spotlight again on the racial disparities for marijuana arrests.Scott, a 26-year-old Black man, was arrested on... Read More.
By Meredith Deliso, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Dozens of bills that LGBTQ advocates say would impact transgender rights are being considered in states across the country this year. Arkansas is among several to pass such measures so far, with two... Read More.
By LAURA ROMERO and DR. JAY BHATT, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- As mass inoculation against COVID-19 is underway across the country, advocates for the elderly are pushing to prioritize at-home vaccinations in order to protect the health of older, homebound adults.
BY: BILL HUTCHINSON, ABC NEWS (NEW YORK) — Fortified fencing, barbed wire and concrete barricades have gone up around the courthouse and police stations in Minneapolis in preparation for the landmark murder trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin for the death of George... Read More.
BY: QUINN SCANLAN, ABC NEWS (ATLANTA) — Republicans in the Georgia state House have introduced a 48-page omnibus bill that, if enacted, would make sweeping changes to the state's election processes. Republicans on the committee argued the bill, which tackles multiple areas of election... Read More.
By CONOR FINNEGAN and BEN GITTLESON, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- When President Joe Biden announced two weeks ago that he was dramatically shifting the United States' approach to refugees, it was celebrated in some corners as a swift end to former President Donald... Read More.
By CONOR FINNEGAN, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- Just over two decades ago, President Bill Clinton had to use a recess appointment to install the first openly gay U.S. ambassador over Republican senators' opposition. Now, on Tuesday, the State Department's new openly... Read More.
BY: DEENA ZARU, ABC NEWS (NEW YORK) — As hunger surges during the COVID-19 pandemic, millions more in the U.S. have turned to the Department of Agriculture's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, for relief -- formerly known as food stamps. And according to food security advocates,... Read More.
By LIBBY CATHEY, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- With 12 days to go until Election Day, and President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden racing toward Nov. 3, voters are turning out in record numbers to cast their ballots early... Read More.