When a fire tore through Paradise, Calif., the residents became part of a growing population: Americans uprooted by extreme weather events and forced to reestablish themselves in new settings. Many have accepted they may never go home.
GOP lawmakers demanded deep spending cuts to raise the debt limit under President Obama, but are lifting the cap now without much complaint and adding hundreds of billions in new spending. The move has sparked cries of hypocrisy from Democrats.
President Daniel Ortega has responded to the nation's worst political unrest since the 1980s by banning protests and smothering dissent. The Catholic Church, one of the country’s last venues for protest, finds itself besieged.
A state law fines companies that use words such as “turkey” or “steak” or “bacon” when describing products that aren’t derived from animals. The ACLU alleges that the law violates the free speech clause of the First Amendment.