Warnock wins Georgia runoff against Walker

Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock defeated Republican challenger Herschel Walker in a Georgia runoff election Tuesday, ensuring Democrats an outright majority in the Senate for the rest of President Biden’s current term and capping an underwhelming midterm cycle for the GOP ...

Officers who defended Capitol from Trump supporters honored

Law enforcement officers who defended the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, were honored Tuesday with Congressional Gold Medals nearly two years after they fought supporters of then-President Trump in a brutal and bloody attack.

Jeffries wins historic bid to lead House Dems after Pelosi

House Democrats ushered in a new generation of leaders on Wednesday with Rep. Hakeem Jeffries elected to be the first Black American to head a major political party in Congress at a pivotal time as long-serving Speaker Nancy Pelosi and ...

Virginia Walmart mass shooting survivor files $50M lawsuit

A Walmart employee who survived last week’s mass shooting at a store in Virginia has filed a $50 million lawsuit against the company for allegedly continuing to employ the shooter — a store supervisor — “who had known propensities for ...

Justice Department intervenes for struggling water system

The Justice Department made a rare intervention Tuesday to try to bring improvements in the beleaguered water system in Mississippi’s capital city, which nearly collapsed in late summer and continues to struggle.

Landmark same-sex marriage bill wins Senate passage

The Senate passed bipartisan legislation Tuesday to protect same-sex marriages, an extraordinary sign of shifting national politics on the issue and a measure of relief for the hundreds of thousands of same-sex couples who have married since the Supreme Court’s ...

Jeffries makes historic bid to lead House Dems after Pelosi

A day after Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced she would step aside, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries of New York launched a history-making bid Friday to become the first Black person to helm a major political party in Congress as leader of the ...

Supreme Court OKs handover of Trump tax returns to Congress

The Supreme Court on Tuesday cleared the way for the imminent handover of former President Trump’s tax returns to a congressional committee after a three-year legal fight.

Latest search for Tulsa Race Massacre victims comes to end

The latest search for remains of victims of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre has ended with 32 additional caskets discovered and eight sets of remains exhumed, according to the city.

GOP wins slim House majority; Trump announces candidacy despite criminal problems

Republicans won control of the U.S. House on Wednesday, returning the party to power in Washington and giving conservatives leverage to blunt President Biden’s agenda and spur a flurry of investigations. But a threadbare majority will pose immediate challenges for ...

The history behind ‘parents’ rights’ in schools

The movement for “parents’ rights” saw many of its candidates come up short in this year’s midterm elections. But if history is any guide, the cause is sure to live on — in one form or another.

Appeals court ruling keeps Biden student debt plan on hold

President Biden’s plan to forgive student loan debt for millions of borrowers was handed another legal loss Monday when a federal ap- peals court panel agreed to a preliminary injunction halting the program while an appeal plays out.

Beyoncé ties Grammy record after leading nominations with 9

Beyoncé has propelled herself into the highest Grammy echelon: The star singer claimed a leading nine nominations Tuesday, making her tied — with her husband Jay-Z — as the most nominated music act in the history of the awards show.

Calls grow to save site of oldest U.S. Black women’s benevolent society

Social justice and community advocates are calling for no taxes to be levied on a mansion that has served as the headquarters for the oldest Black women’s benevolent society in America for decades.

Voters support abortion rights in several states; legalizing marijuana sees small gains

Voters in three states enshrined the right to an abortion in their constitutions Tuesday night while marijuana legalization won in two more states.