Calling it "the next great American project," the president predicted the initiative could "be transformative." The lives of "billions of people" will be improved if more can be learned about brain disorders, Obama said.
While being forced to tick a single box for "race" has never been a problem for George Washington III, who is black, his mixed-race children see it differently. And for Dave Kung, being allowed to check two races on the U.S. Census form for the first time prompted an unexpected outpouring of emotion.
The federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., is sometimes called the second most important court in the country, regularly delivering rulings on major environmental, labor and national security cases. But four of its 11 judge's slots are vacant, the most in the nation.
Immigration overhaul inches forward, but big hurdles remain - NPR The Senate "Gang of Eight" working group is expected to announce proposed legislation next week, but " as anyone who closely watched comprehensive immigration overhaul efforts in 2006 and 2007 can tell you, the Senate part of this is the relatively easy piece.
While the Angels have lingered in the shadow of their “crosstown rivals,” the Dodgers, who have spent lavishly on team and stadium, the Angels could certainly be a force to be reckoned with under Scioscia's creative management. Will the Angels have the legs and brains to go the distance?
AEG Live, Michael Jackson's last concert promoter, will defend itself in court against liability in Jackson's death. Jackson died of an overdose two weeks before he was scheduled to launch his "This Is It" tour in London during the summer of 2009.
Do you worry about the effects of constant cell phone use, or do you think the fears are overblown? Do today’s cell phones pose a greater risk than in the past? How much radiation is too much? Are there precautions we can take to minimize the danger?
The American public has long endured bipartisan gridlock and filibustering over things like Obamacare, the fiscal cliff and the sequester. Former Indiana state representative David Orentlicher has had enough and suggests a radical change – How about two presidents instead of one?
Louisville basketball player Kevin Ware will be watching his team play from the bench this weekend in the Final Four. The sophomore guard shattered his lower right leg in a freak accident Sunday night. The devastating injury puts the future of Ware's basketball career and his college scholarship at risk.
The National Rifle Association has its own plan to prevent gun violence in schools. Shortly after the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook elementary in Newtown, Connecticut, the NRA suggested armed guards in schools to protect students.
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Nearly 20 years ago, Pacific Gas & Electric paid a huge settlement in a lawsuit that claimed the utility contaminated the groundwater in the Mojave Desert community of Hinkley. Since then, the chemical contamination has continued to spread.
Yesterday, the Supreme Court chose not to comment on a case that challenged how the size of a voting district is decided. In question was whether states should count everyone, not just U.S. citizens, when deciding on districts.
Tomorrow, a meeting between NBA owners and two competing groups will determine whether the Kings will stay in Sacramento or move to Seattle. For more on the Kings' future and what's at stake, we're joined by Dale Kasler from the Sacramento Bee.
Among the signature injuries of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan – post-traumatic stress disorder, lost limbs and traumatic brain injury – it’s the last that tends to get the least amount of attention.