The New York Times
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A former magistrate in Newport had changed a baby’s first name from Messiah to Martin, saying the name was a title held by only Jesus Christ.
Americans for Prosperity is unveiling a new ad after being challenged by a Michigan Democratic lawmaker who demanded verification of the claims of a woman in the initial commercial who said she had lost her preferred health plan.
The Obama administration suspended military ties to Russia, including exercises, port visits and planning meetings, just a day after calling off trade talks.
California voters imposed more generous living conditions for egg layers. But the Legislature’s decision that imported eggs must to be produced under the same standards has drawn a lawsuit.
“Protest tourists” from across the border are joining demonstrations by ethnic Russians in southern and eastern Ukraine.
The effort to study soldiers began in 2008, after the suicide rate among active soldiers climbed above the civilian rate among young healthy adults for the first time.
Duke Energy was charged with failing to obtain storm-water permits; it faces a similar action against its plant in Eden, N.C., where 39,000 tons of coal ash fouled the Dan River last month.
After decades of nearly uniform tribal support for Indian gambling, casino-owning tribes have emerged as some of the most powerful and dogged opponents of new Indian casinos.
Former Senator Alan K. Simpson is among about 20 people who signed a brief to be sent to a federal appeals court that is hearing appeals from Utah and Oklahoma to reinstate restrictive marriage laws.
Catie and Kimberly were adopted from China by a couple from Maine, who attempt to pass on a culture they’ve never known firsthand.
The United States canceled its presidential delegation to the Paralympic Games in Sochi, Russia, citing Russia’s intervention in Ukraine.
Bad winter weather, not a 2010 federal law on stranded flights, is a most likely cause for thousands of cancellations since December.
The Department of Defense has identified 2,300 American service members who have died as a part of the Afghan war and related operations.
The Supreme Court debated a case in which the standard I.Q. cutoff of 70 is challenged as too rigid.
Mr. Lorch’s leadership in the campaign to desegregate Stuyvesant Town, the gargantuan housing development in Manhattan, helped make housing discrimination illegal nationwide.
Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. and libertarian-leaning Republicans have found common cause on eliminating mandatory-minimum prison sentences for nonviolent drug offenders.
A prisoner in Arkansas, contending that his Muslim faith requires him to wear a beard, is challenging a ban on long facial hair that state prison officials say is needed to promote hygiene and deter the concealment of contraband.
Senator Mitch McConnell promised a more open floor if he were majority leader, and while he would not commit to reversing limits on filibusters, he said the idea would be on the table.
This week’s Retro Report looks at the bridge collapse in Minneapolis in 2007, a disaster that many mistakenly thought would force action to repair and improve aging bridges.
Mr. Bagley’s case caused a war within the national security complex over whether the defector he encouraged, Yuri Ivanovich Nosenko, was a Soviet agent sent to trick the Americans.