Now, as Obama prepares to leave office, a group of prominent constitutional lawyers is calling on the Obama White House to revoke the legal memo, which they argue has been used by religious groups to refuse to provide services, including emergency contraception for human trafficking victims, that conflict with their beliefs.
The town of Cleveland is divided by a railroad track — and its schools are divided by race. For 50 years, the district has said it will fix the problem; a judge says the schools will have to merge.
The new law specifically protects religious opposition to same-sex marriage, extramarital sex and transgender people. Gov. Phil Bryant said it “merely reinforces” existing religious freedoms.
Tuesday is the “off year” Election Day in some parts of the country. Here’s a look at some of the interesting races going on.
The murder of the 14-year-old black boy and subsequent trial before an all-white jury was an early landmark in the civil rights movement.
After a month long dispute, the Mississippi flag on Egan Drive is coming down. Former Assemblyman Marc Wheeler received a permit earlier this morning to remove the flag this weekend.
Nearly 200 people have signed a letter asking for the removal of the Mississippi flag downtown because it features an image of the Confederate flag.
A group of Juneau residents are calling for the removal of the Mississippi flag on Egan Drive because of its Confederate imagery.
From South Carolina to Mississippi, there have been calls to remove the flag that many people call divisive. Businesses, too, are getting in on the act.
Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has ordered an “independent review” of the state’s execution procedures and halted any further executions until the review is complete.