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The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act was unconstitutional, striking down a key part of a landmark Civil Rights-era law that protected voters from discrimination. The decision covers Arizona's election laws. Read more» 2

Hamid Karzai, President of Afghanistan, captured during the 'Opening Remarks' at the Annual Meeting 2008 of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, January 23, 2008.

The United States is scrambling to get planned talks with Afghanistan back on track, after denying reports that it agreed to meet with the Taliban. Read more»

John McCain, Republican senator and former presidential candidate, secretly visited Syria on Monday, where he met with rebel leaders. Read more»

The fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, known simply as the DSM-5, was released by the American Psychiatric Association this week amid criticism of the guide’s changes. Read more»

The majority of the police force in the Mexican town of Marcos Castellanos resigned on Saturday, after a series of attacks targeted their force during the last days of 2012. Read more»

Vice President Joe Biden has been tapped by President Barack Obama to lead the White House's effort to address gun control in the United States. Read more»

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez during a March 2012 trip to Cuba.

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has returned to Cuba to undergo more cancer treatment, and has for the first time named a successor. Read more»

Bush v. Gore may have been the most anxiety-inducing presidential election of all time.

This presidential election is definitely down to the wire, but it isn't the first time America has seen a close call. Read more»

Artist Ai Weiwei poses as 'see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil' in his Beijing studio for photographer Sharon Lovell on June 30, 2009.

Ai Weiwei has been threatened with bigamy and pornography charges by Chinese officials, who have barred him from travel despite the expiration of his one-year bail condition. Read more»

The front page of the Times-Picayune on Sept. 2, 2005.

The Times-Picayune announced Tuesday that it was letting go one-third of its staff, cutting 201 employees from the company as it restructures to focus on its website. Read more»

Congress' favorability is up slightly, though 79 percent of Americans still disapprove of the governmental body, a new poll has found. Read more»

The Supreme Court's approval ratings have dipped to a new low of 44 percent, according to a New York Times/CBS News Poll. Read more»

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Monday that he supports New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's efforts to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana. Read more»

Bill Clinton

Bill Clinton praised Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney's business career in an interview on CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight" on Thursday, calling his record as CEO of Bain Capital "sterling." Read more»

President Barack Obama lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier during Memorial Day services at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., on Monday. Obama urged all Americans to remember those who sacrificed for the country and help service members still feeling the effects of war.

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery was visited by President Obama Monday morning, where he praised the sacrifices of American soldiers. Read more»

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