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  • Supreme Court upholds Michigan ban on affirmative action

    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court dealt another blow to affirmative action Tuesday, upholding the decision of Michigan voters — and by implication similar bans in California and six other states — to forbid the use of race as a factor in...
  • Police can stop vehicles based on anonymous 911 tips, justices rule

    WASHINGTON—The Supreme Court has upheld the authority of police officers to stop cars and question their drivers based on an anonymous tip to a hot line. In a 5-4 decision written by Justice Clarence Thomas, the justices ruled that such stops do...
  • Generic drug makers fight rule on health risk warnings

    Generic drug makers fight rule on health risk warnings
    WASHINGTON — Companies that make generic drugs, the medications most Americans buy, are fighting to kill a proposed federal regulation that would require them for the first time to warn patients of all the known health risks of each drug they sell....
  • Is there any place in Florida safe from sinkholes? Technically, no.

    A master bedroom, a porch, a 14-foot boat and most of two houses were¬†swallowed by the earth when a sinkhole opened up in a family’s backyard in western Florida. The gaping hole in the waterfront town of Dunedin was more than 70 feet wide by...
  • Supreme Court's Clarence Thomas opens up during conservative gala

    Supreme Court's Clarence Thomas opens up during conservative gala
    WASHINGTON -- During Supreme Court arguments, Justice Clarence Thomas sits mute, not asking a single question while his colleagues on the bench jockey to get in the next interrogatory. But late Thursday night, in front of 1,300 adoring conservative...
  • Man who fell from plane ID'd; search resumes off Florida coast for body

    Nearly 24 hours after he fell from a plane 2,000 feet in the air, rescue teams continued to search for a Key Biscayne man's body in the waters off the Florida coast Friday morning. Police identified him as Gerardo Nales, 42, who lives in the island town...
  • Poll: Majority believes in JFK assassination conspiracy

    A majority of Americans still believe there’s more to President John F. Kennedy’s assassination than the government concluded. Fifty years after the shooting, 61% think that, at the very least, shooter Lee Harvey Oswald didn’t work...
  • Veteran environmentalist who heads NRDC to step down next year

    WASHINGTON – Frances Beinecke, president of the Natural Resources Defense Council, announced Friday that she will be stepping down by the end of 2014. Starting as an intern in 1973 three years after the group’s inception, Beinecke, 64, was...
  • Justice Clarence Thomas relaxes, chats at conservative law dinner

    Justice Clarence Thomas relaxes, chats at conservative law dinner
    WASHINGTON — During Supreme Court arguments, Justice Clarence Thomas sits mute, not asking a single question while his colleagues on the bench jockey to get in the next interrogatory. But this week, in front of 1,300 adoring conservative lawyers...
  • Supreme Court hints it could reject abortion clinic buffer zones

    WASHINGTON — Supreme Court justices signaled Wednesday they are inclined to strike down a Massachusetts law that sets a 35-foot buffer zone outside abortion clinics. Anti-abortion activists called the law a violation of free speech that...
  • Supreme Court signals opposition to abortion clinic buffer zone

    Supreme Court signals opposition to abortion clinic buffer zone
    WASHINGTON — In a case pitting free speech against abortion rights, Supreme Court justices signaled Wednesday they were inclined to strike down a Massachusetts law that sets a 35-foot buffer zone to prevent protesters from approaching clinics that...
  • Is someone's abortion someone else's free speech

    Neither rich nor poor may sleep under the bridges of Paris. Is that law neutral with respect to who's doing the sleeping? If you think the answer is obvious, think again — and think abortion. In McCullen v. Coakley, which the Supreme Court heard...