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Jennifer and Chad Brackeen, shown speaking with Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, are challenging the Indian Child Welfare Act, claiming it violates their rights under the 14th Amendment.

A Texas challenge to the federal Indian Child Welfare Act at the Supreme Court might not be entirely successful in at least nine states where state laws impose similar restrictions on the adoption of Indigenous children by non-Native parents. Read more»

In 1976, a few years after OSHA was created, Congress attached a rider to the agency’s budget that exempted farms with 10 or fewer employees from enforcement. It shields farm owners from accountability when their workers die in preventable accidents. Read more»

Carmen Lodato began advocating with gun control group Moms Demand Action after her mother was shot and killed in Alexandria, Virginia, in 2014. Advocates like her were instrumental in getting stricter gun laws implemented this year.

Taking time out from overseeing Virginia’s response to the pandemic, Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam signed a slate of bills: requiring universal background checks on firearm purchases, restricting handgun purchases to one a month and allowing law enforcement to seize guns from people who may be a risk to themselves or others. Read more»

Everyone age 60 and older is at high risk of complications from COVID-19 and should adopt measures to limit contact with others, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends. Read more»

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (l) and Ohio Gov. John Kasich

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz's presidential campaign is officially teaming up with rival John Kasich to deny frontrunner Donald Trump the Republican nomination. Read more»

Marcus Francisco Valencia Rodriguez, 19 years old, in the courtyard at the Casa del Migrante migrant shleter in Matamoros, Mexico, on Nov. 2, 2015.

Marcos Valencia was raised in Indiana, but in the eyes of the law, his home is the cartel-infested state of Tamaulipas, Mexico, where he was born. Now he's stuck in Mexico, unable to return to the country where he grew up from the age of three. Read more»

You've got to feel for Mitt Romney. What's a guy got to do to get a little HELP around here? Read more»

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents seized more than 1,000 pounds of marijuana and arrested four suspected drug smugglers in separate incidents over the weekend. Read more»

Former Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels

While Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels coyly dodges questions about his presidential intentions, he quietly raised more money for his state political action committee than any other potential 2012 Republican candidate. Read more»

Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels served a decade with pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly.

In Daniels' decade at Eli Lilly, the company was illegally marketing its osteoporosis drug, Evista, as well as the antipsychotic Zyprexa, putting tens of thousands of patients in harm’s way. Read more»

How the Indiana National Guard prepares contractors for the real thing. Read more»