McDonnell was sentenced to two years in prison after he was convicted of public corruption. The high court, however, ruled the government used too-broad an interpretation of the federal bribery law.
While Texas’ law governing clinics that perform abortions was among the most restrictive, many other states have laws with some of the same provisions.
The 2-year-old law required clinics that provide abortions to have surgical facilities and doctors to have hospital admitting privileges; the justices reversed a federal appeals court decision, 5-3.
In a 6-2 vote, the justices concluded that misdemeanor assault convictions for domestic violence are sufficient to invoke a federal ban on firearms possession.
Some of them have never heard of her. But most of them want her to know: Make sure more Liberian girls can stay in school!
From sports camps to running around on the playground, kids can log long hours in the summer heat. Many don’t stop to drink water. But a few simple moves by camps, coaches and parents can help.
The justices ruled 5-3 that a Texas law setting requirements for clinics that provide abortions — a law that was expected to cause many clinics to close — was unconstitutional.
As he accepted BET’s Humanitarian Award, the actor spoke about police brutality, oppression and the appropriation of black culture. “We’ve been floating this country on credit for centuries,” he said.
NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says HBO’s most popular series soared this year with plots that moved beyond George R.R. Martin’s published books.
When the U.K. voted to leave the EU, a lot of questions were left unanswered. London banks do an enormous amount of international business, but with the doors to Europe shutting that could change.
More than $7 billion in drugs, vaccines and supplies are stashed in warehouses to be tapped in case of a pandemic or an attack with chemical, biological or nuclear weapons. NPR got a peek at one.
Elizabeth Warren is a rock star in Democratic politics, and there are reports she’s being vetted as a possible Clinton running mate. Yet just a few years ago, she was, in Washington terms, a nobody.
Aboard a flight from Armenia, the pontiff said the Church owes an apology not only to gay people, but also to other marginalized groups. “We Christians must say we are sorry,” he said.
The rally unraveled into violence just outside the California Capitol on Sunday. Several were stabbed in the chaos. Sacramento police have made no arrests.
Following the aftermath of the U.K.’s decision to leave the European Union, listeners share more of their post-‘Brexit’ songs.