(NEW YORK) -- The NAACP on Thursday called on members of the NBA, WNBA, NFL, NHL and MLB to consider not signing with teams in Texas as a protest against several controversial laws passed recently in the state. In the two-page letter given first to... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Texas' recent effective ban on almost all abortions was not only controversial but unusual as well, containing a provision incentivizing people to report violators, even if they are not directly connected to the procedure. Some are already trying to test the law,... Read More.
(NEW YORK) — There is a high school sophomore from Texas who wakes up at 6 a.m. on the weekends when she knows her parents are asleep, so she can secretly and quietly make calls as an ambassador for a teen pro-vaccine group, fighting... Read More.
(DALLAS) -- For former U.S. Army Capt. Diane Birdwell, teaching world history has always been a personal journey into her family’s heritage. The 60-year-old teacher often invokes her own family’s history when she teaches her 10th-grade students at a local Dallas public high school. In... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- Among the dozens of election reform laws changing rules regarding how voters cast ballots, several have also diminished secretaries of states' authority over elections or shifted aspects of election administration to highly partisan bodies, such as state legislators themselves or unevenly bipartisan... Read More.
(AUSTIN, Texas) -- The Texas legislature began an overtime special session this week to address a slate of priority issues outlined by Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, including a renewed effort to address "election integrity." On Saturday, both chambers will hold overlapping hearings with testimony... Read More.
(WAKEFIELD, Mass.) -- A bizarre incident unfolded Saturday morning in Wakefield, Massachusetts as nearly a dozen armed men were arrested after a standoff with police in the middle of a major highway. According to local police: "During a motor vehicle stop, several heavily armed men... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- A day after the world's wealthiest man announced he was fulfilling a lifelong dream of going to space via a flight from his own private company, a bombshell investigative journalism piece reported that the billionaire "did not pay a penny" in... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Florida authorities found themselves locked in a gunfight this week with a 14-year-old girl and 12-year-old boy who they say ran away from a group home, broke into a house and found an AK-47, a shotgun and a handgun in a... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- Dramatic protests that unsettled the nation after the murder of George Floyd in police custody have triggered quiet but growing backlash from state Republican lawmakers who are now pushing legislation to crack down on public demonstrations. At least 90 bills targeting protests have... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- The public's priority on enacting new laws to try to address gun violence has waned from its level three years ago, despite continued mass shooting incidents across the country. Fifty percent in this ABC News/Washington Post poll prioritize enacting new gun violence... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- For more than 20 years, Americans from all walks of life have been lining up outside Foundry Methodist Church -- just blocks from the White House -- seeking help proving to the government they are who they say they are. "I tried, but... Read More.