Palestinian children walk between the rubble of buildings which were destroyed during the summer 2014 Israel-Hamas war, in the Shijaiyah neighborhood in Gaza City, in the northern Gaza Strip on Feb.
CREDIT: AP The Oakland Police Department released a data trove with nearly 5 million license plate scans earlier this week to the media, honoring Ars Technica’s public records request.
CREDIT: ThinkProgress/ Esther Y. Lee Nearly half of all farmworkers in New Jersey, Washington State, and Idaho are undocumented, a new Pew Research Center study found.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) CREDIT: AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez Just a few days before Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) became the first official candidate for president in the 2016 election, he introduced a bill which, if enacted, would repeal all federal climate change regulation in the United States.
A trailer park sits on the edge of Rock Springs, Wyo., in the Green River Basin in this June 14, 2001 photo.
Scientologists use an “e-meter” to interpret electrical pulses through a person’s body while an “auditor” asks probing personal questions.
CREDIT: AP At a time of intense political polarization, when even the ability to pass budgets to keep the government running is in doubt, lawmakers from both sides of the aisle are coalescing around criminal justice reform.
Click image to expand. Now updated with Thursday’s winners: Polar Bear and Wolverine CREDIT: Dylan Petrohilos Welcome back to March Sadness, ClimateProgress’ educational bracket tournament of animals impacted by climate change and other environmental threats.
CREDIT: shutterstock For the second year in a row, new cars are ahead of the game when it comes to reducing their carbon footprint.
CREDIT: Screenshot, YouTube The White House posted a video on its YouTube account Thursday of the President interviewing The Wire creator David Simon.
CREDIT: AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) announced on Friday that he would not be seeking reelection, putting an end date on an almost 30 year congressional run.
The initial outline of federal payday lending regulations met stiff resistance in Richmond on Thursday.
CREDIT: AP Photo/Michael Conroy In the wake of Gov. Mike Pence (R-IN) signing a law that essentially allows discrimination against gay and lesbian people in the state, companies are starting to consider pulling their business from the state.
CREDIT: AP Photo/Randy Squires, File Somewhere in a Texas hospital last night, a woman sat by her wife’s bedside waiting for a doctor to tell her whether the person she had built her life with was likely to survive.
Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, head of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology. CREDIT: AP Photo/Drew Angerer The House Committee on Science, Space and Technology issued a subpoena for Environmental Protection Agency head Gina McCarthy Wednesday, in an attempt to gain access to the administrator’s text messages and emails.
CREDIT: Shutterstock Four deputies in a San Francisco county jail allegedly forced inmates to fight gladiator-style, and threatened inmates who tried to refuse.
A dozen new hypodermic needles are given to a man who disposed of 12 used needles at a clinic CREDIT: AP Photo/Robert F.
Georgia State Sen. Josh McKoon (R) defends his “religious freedom” bill to a House committee. CREDIT: AP Photo/David Goldman Georgia lawmakers have been quickly advancing their own version of a “Religious Freedom Restoration Act” (RFRA), a bill similar to the pro-discrimination legislation that just became law in Indiana.
U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) CREDIT: AP The Senate unanimously approved a non-binding amendment to the budget on Thursday that would reimpose sanctions on Iran if the country violated the interim agreement that has paused its nuclear activities and any final deal it reaches with the United States and its negotiating partners.
CREDIT: Healthiest You Spring is (sort of?) upon us, which means stocking up on Claritin D, calling out sick and the often dreaded and nearly-impossible-to-get, last-minute doctor appointments as we say goodbye to winter.