The Mystic Valley Charter School in Malden dropped its ban on hair extensions following last spring’s protests—and we played a part. Here's to the courageous Cook sisters!
There’s nothing good about the hatred and violence in Charlottesville, or about Trump’s response—but at least some Republicans are finally calling out their president. Marco Rubio, for example: "Very important for the nation to hear @potus describe events in #Charlottesville for what they are, a terror attack by #whitesupremacists."
Senator Chuck Grassley, Judiciary Committee chair, said he no longer expected an imminent Supreme Court vacancy, bolstering the sense that Justice Anthony Kennedy won't retire this year.
Scott Pruitt’s EPA is being sued all over the place, and they’ve already had to back off a bunch of anti-environment moves.
Two LGBTQ rights groups filed the first lawsuit against Trump’s proposed ban on transgender service members, on behalf of 5 trans women now serving openly.
Airbnb canceled a number of accounts and bookings associated with participants in the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville.
A Washington, D.C., law firm has partnered with the Union of Concerned Scientists to provide at no cost experienced private lawyers with significant government experience to federal scientists looking to protect the independence of their agencies and their scientific findings.
A federal district court struck down a Louisiana state law that required people born abroad to produce a birth certificate before receiving a marriage license, thus denying marriage equality to foreign-born residents.
The Orlando City Commission unanimously approved a resolution to move to 100% clean and renewable energy by 2050. Orlando, the largest city in Florida, is the fortieth city in the U.S. to make such a commitment.
Chicago is suing the Trump administration for threatening to withhold public money from so-called sanctuary cities. "We cannot be forced to violate our residents' constitutional rights," the city’s lawyer said.
Bernalillo County commissioners voted overwhelmingly to retain the county’s immigrant-friendly policy after Jeff Sessions threatened to withhold federal grant money from Albuquerque, the county’s largest city.
FBI agents staged a pre-dawn raid on the home of Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, late last month and, using a wide-ranging search warrant, seized documents and other materials.
Mueller’s team has subpoenaed global banks for account information and records of transactions involving Manafort and some of his companies and reached out to Manafort business associates, including his son-in-law and a Ukrainian oligarch.
Democrat Phil Miller comfortably defeated (55% to 45%) his Republican opponent in a special election for the Iowa House, allowing Democrats to hold on to a key rural swing district that Donald Trump won by 22 points.
As part of a settlement in which he sold his gun shop and agreed never to sell firearms again, a Florida gun store owner issued a statement calling on gun dealers to exercise great caution to prevent firearms from getting into the hands of the wrong people. The lawsuit was brought by the Brady Center and family members of victims killed by a gun obtained via straw purchase from the owner’s store.
The super PACs that raised tens of millions of dollars to help elect President Trump have seen their fundraising slow dramatically since the election.
Republicans can’t resist airing their dirty laundry on Obamacare—senators blaming each other, senators blaming Trump, Trump blaming senators, Hannity blaming anybody but Trump, and on and on.
Costa Rica plans to become the world's first country to achieve a comprehensive national strategy to eliminate single-use plastics by 2021.
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said that the expanding investigation into Russian interference in the election is continuing apace and that the special counsel can investigate any crimes he might discover within the scope of his probe.
The New York Times published a comprehensive draft report on climate change written by scientists from 13 different agencies. The report is still awaiting approval by the administration.
Democrats have already filed to run in 385 House seats out of 435 for 2018 and in 79% of districts with seats held by Republicans, while Republicans have done the same for just 32% of Democratic seats.
A federal judge threw out a lawsuit Texas filed to get its law banning sanctuary cities declared constitutional before its September 1 implementation.
Oregon enacted the country’s first statewide employee scheduling law, requiring big companies in retail, hospitality, and food service to give employees schedules at least a week ahead of time.
Bruno Mars donated 1 million dollars to address Flint's water crisis through the Community Foundation of Greater Flint.
The army returned the remains of 3 Arapaho children who died at an assimilation school in 1883.
Hundreds of people of all faiths, ages, and races came together at the Dar Al Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington, Minnesota, to show their support and denounce the destruction wrought from an explosive hurled into an imam’s office last week.
The California Attorney General sued the EPA to compel it to say what steps it's taken to ensure its rule making and procedures remain impartial as it’s led by Scott Pruitt, who opposed the agency in at least a half dozen lawsuits.
Striking a blow for public-use activists in California, the state’s Court of Appeals ruled in favor of a suit challenging a billionaire’s claim that he had the right to block the only access road to a public beach because it was on his property.
Republican members of Congress are facing challenging questions about health care during their break. Even in a Georgia district that Trump won by 15.5 points, the crowds were “angry, wistful, and loaded with progressive activists”—in other words, us.
The federal Bureau of Prisons quietly issued a new policy requiring prisons to provide free tampons and maxi-pads to female inmates. Democratic senators had introduced a bill to do the same thing less than a month before.
The district attorneys of 4 New York City boroughs moved to dismiss 644,000 outstanding arrest warrants for minor offenses issued more than 10 years before in line with the city's discredited theory that petty offenses lead to more serious crime.