Gay rights advocates exhaled on Friday after high-profile battles in Kansas and Virginia took sudden turns.
On Thursday, a federal judge ruled that Virginia's same-sex marriage ban was unconstitutional.
When Gov. Jay Inslee declared a moratorium on executions Tuesday, he added Washington to a growing list of states reconsidering the death penalty.
According to the Death Penalty Information Center, 18 states and the District of Columbia have banned capital punishment altogether. More still are examining the issue closely.
It may seem America’s reputation as a nation dedicated to the death penalty is unwarranted. In reality, it's a complicated state-by-state issue under constant scrutiny.
WASHINGTON — The House of Representatives narrowly approved a one-year extension of federal borrowing authority on Tuesday after Republicans caved into President Barack Obama's demands to allow a debt limit increase without any conditions.
NEW YORK —A wire fox terrier named Sky won "best in show" at the 138th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York on Tuesday, besting canines in six other groups at one of the oldest sporting events in the United States.