U.S. Judicial System

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Obama gives ‘second chance’ to 214 prisoners

President Obama reduced the sentences of 214 federal prisoners. He said the act reflects his belief that “America is a nation of second chances.”
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After deaths in 3 U.S. cities, Obama calls for respect and...

“I’d like all sides to listen to each other,” President Obama says about the recent killings of two African-American men and five police officers.
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Why did the judge block the environmental protection rule?

A judge has struck down the government's limits on drilling in federal lands using hydraulic fracturing, saying that regulators overstepped their authority.
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Obama opens a door for transgender students

The Obama administration has issued guidance to schools across America to create an environment where transgender students can feel comfortable.
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Fraud lands former Arizona official in prison

Public officials must be held to the same standards as citizens. A former Arizona state official admitted to stealing $5.9 million, and now he has to pay.

In United States, religious practices can’t factor into hiring decisions

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Abercrombie & Fitch’s failure to accommodate a Muslim woman's hijab headscarf violated her right to freedom of religion.

‘One of the darkest days’ Baltimore has ever faced

Baltimore’s mayor, President Obama and Freddie Gray's family condemn the rioting that erupted in Maryland’s largest city following the funeral of Gray, a 25-year-old black man who died from injuries sustained while in police custody.