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First Amendment

The First Amendment of the United States Constitution states that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of...
Oscar Pistorius

Former Olympian and double-amputee Oscar Pistorius has been released to house arrest from a South African prison on Monday, Oct. 19, 2015. His release comes a day earlier than expected and Pistorius' prison sentence...
Oscar Pistorius

Oscar Pistorius has never denied responsibility for killing his girlfriend, model and law graduate Reeva Steenkamp, on Feb. 14, 2013. The central question that remains unanswered is whether the Olympian's killing of Steenkamp was...

He is most well known for being convicted of laundering, conspiracy and multiple counts of racketeering in 2000. Edwards was accused of extorting millions from casino license applicants during his time in office. He...
Loretta Lynch

Loretta Lynch has made history as the nation's first Black female U.S. attorney general. She was named to the post on Thursday, Apr. 23, 2015, following a five-month delay. This delay is longer than...
same-sex marriage

It has been a big week for advocates of same-sex marriage as court decisions and a message from the attorney general have changed how many states have legal gay marriage. There are now 31...
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