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North Carolina Repeals "Racial Justice Act"

Posted: 06/20/2013 - The 2009 law allowed inmates to argue that race played a role in sentences. Gov. Pat McCrory said it effectively halted capital punishment in the state. Democrats say four condemned convicts had their sentences reduced to life under the law.

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Longtime CNN Host Moving To Fox News

Posted: 06/20/2013 - Longtime media reporter Howard Kurtz and CNN parted company Thursday, as Kurtz and CNN confirmed the end of his 15-year run hosting CNN's Reliable Sources program. Kurtz will become a contributor to Fox News.

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Kansas Legislators Formally End 2013 Session

Updated: 06/20/2013 - Kansas lawmakers have returned to the Statehouse and made quick work of the ceremonial conclusion of a 2013 session that produced additional tax cuts on top of sweeping changes made a year earlier

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Is South Africa Ready To Let Go Of Nelson Mandela?

Posted: 06/19/2013 - South Africans are having a difficult time dealing with the prospect of losing the man who led the country out of apartheid. In Soweto, where many of the battles of South Africa's liberation struggle were fought, they've been celebrating his quick recovery.

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Fed Will Hold The Line On Monetary Policy

Posted: 06/19/2013 - Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke said Wednesday the U.S. economy continues to heal, but suggested that it is too soon to start tapering the central bank's $85 billion in monthly bond purchases.

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House Passes Late Term Abortion Ban

Posted: 06/18/2013 - Congress has passed a GOP-sponsored bill banning so- called "late term abortions" - procedures for women who are beyond 22 weeks into their pregnancies.

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BuzzFeed Reporter Michael Hastings Dies at 33

Posted: 06/18/2013 - Hastings was a reporter for BuzzFeed, and is remembered for his Rolling Stone profile of Gen. Stanley McChrystal. The profile revealed rifts between Obama and his commanders. McChrystal abruptly retired after the article was published.

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Obama on NSA Surveillance: America Not Getting The Whole Story

Posted: 06/17/2013 - Americans outraged by leaked information about two top-secret government surveillance programs are "not getting the complete story," President Obama told Charlie Rose in a PBS interview which aired Monday night.

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Venezuela Considering Ban On Baby Bottles

Posted: 06/17/2013 - Companies marketing baby formula should be fined, lawmaker says. Lawmakers are set to debate a measure banning the use of baby bottles. An opposition lawmaker calls it "unacceptable and alarming."

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Kobach: Court Ruling Won't Block Kansas Voter Law

Posted: 06/17/2013 - Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach says the state's proof-of-citizenship requirement for new voters can still be enforced after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling against a similar Arizona law.

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Kansas Taxpayers Embrace Online Filing

Posted: 06/14/2013 - The Kansas Department of Revenue said Friday that 92 percent - or 1.3 million - Kansas filers sent their returns electronically for the 2012 tax year.

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