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U.S. Supreme Exempts Businesses From Contraception Mandate

A divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that some companies with religious objections can avoid the contraceptives requirement in President Obama’s health care overhaul, the first time the high court has declared that businesses can hold religious views under federal law.

07/02/2014

File photo of an execution chamber. (credit: PAUL BUCK/AFP/Getty Images)

Oklahoma Lawmaker Seeks Other Execution Options

A Republican lawmaker reacting to an Oklahoma inmate’s botched lethal injection said Tuesday he wants to explore giving condemned prisoners the option of death by firing squad, hanging or the electric chair.

06/10/2014

Jose Villegas was convicted of the 2001 stabbing deaths of his girlfriend, her child and her mother. (Getty Images)

Man Executed For Killing 3 Members Of A Corpus Christi Family

Jose Villegas was put to death shortly after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to stay the execution.

04/16/2014

Former President Bill Clinton addresses the audience on the second day of the Civil Rights Summit at the LBJ Presidential Library on April 9, 2014 in Austin, Texas. (credit: Deborah Cannon-Pool/Getty Images)

Bill Clinton: ‘Is This What Martin Luther King Gave His Life For?’

Former President Bill Clinton used the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act to criticize efforts in several states to restrict voting, notably photo identification requirements, saying they threaten to roll back half a century of progress.

04/10/2014

Tommy Lynn Sells was the first inmate to be injected with a dose of newly replenished penobarbital. (Getty Images)

Serial Killer Executed With Texas’ New Drug Supply

Tommy Lynn Sells was the first inmate to be injected with a dose of newly replenished penobarbital.

04/03/2014

Judges ruled that, despite protests, the new Texas regulations do not jeopardize women's health. (Getty Images)

U.S. Appeals Court Upholds New Texas Abortion Rules 

Judges rule the regulations do not jeopardize a woman’s health.

03/27/2014

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Woman Executed In Texas For 1998 Torture Killing

A woman convicted of torturing and killing a mentally impaired man she lured to Texas with the promise of marriage was put to death Wednesday evening in a rare execution of a female prisoner.

02/05/2014

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Abortion Clinic Owner: ‘I Feel Like God Wants Me To Do This Job’

Abortion clinic owner Diane Derzis has stared down protesters, laughed off those who call her “baby killer” and smiled through clenched teeth while bantering with people who want to close her centers in the South.

11/25/2013

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Perry: ‘Texas Will Continue Doing Everything We Can To Protect The Culture Of Life’

A third of Texas’ abortion clinics will stay closed after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to intervene in an ongoing legal dispute over a tough new law that Planned Parenthood claims unconstitutionally restricts women’s rights.

11/20/2013

Both pro-choice and pro-life activists demonstrate in front of the Supreme Court on Dec. 4, 2002. (credit: JOYCE NALTCHAYAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Supreme Court Refuses To Block Texas Abortion Law

A sharply divided Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed Texas to continue enforcing abortion restrictions that opponents say have led more than a third of the state’s clinics to stop providing abortions.

11/19/2013

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