Lawmakers—including nearly 50 Democrats—easily passed a bill that would effectively stall Obama's plans to accept 10,000 new refugees from the war-torn country.
In between chatting about boring things like international trade and climate change at this week's Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in the Philippines, the president got pretty cozy with "APEC hottie" Justin Trudeau.
One week after President Barack Obama declared America had become "numb" to these tragedies, another shooting has made national news.
The former secretary of state and 2016 presidential candidate backed a no-fly zone and humanitarian corridors a day after Russia launched airstrikes in Syria.
The bill would start to roll back the harsh federal sentencing laws that have helped fill America's prisons.
These two don't spend much time reflecting on their role in some historic sea change in American criminal justice policy. They just want to be free.
Maryland Senator Barbara A. Mikulski's support means that the treaty's opponents have no hope of overriding a presidential veto.
The protesters hope to remain locked up inside the double-decker bus-sized beast until Shell stops drilling in the Arctic.
After 17 seasons, America's foremost comedy newsman is leaving the late-night landscape in a vastly different state than when he entered it.
Colloquially known as "drugs minus two," a sentencing tweak made last year could reduce the prison time of as many as 46,000 inmates.
One of "Obama's Lucky 46" told VICE about how he heard he was getting out and what he plans to do now.
"Obama once said that if he had a son, he would look like Trayvon Martin... Well, there's a whole lotta peoples in here who look like Trayvon, his uncle, his daddy, and all his relatives."
After years of harsh sanctions and intense rhetoric, and 18 days of intense negotiation, Iran, the US, and five other countries just came to a historic agreement about the Middle Eastern country's nuclear program.
We got Wahl to spill the behind-the-scenes stories on his iconic portraits.
In their fifth season, the duo deploy their brand of incisive, racially deft comedy with anger translators, trigger-happy cops, and a magical land called "Negrotown" where "you can wear your hoodie and not get shot."
Last week, as millions of Americans got hyped about the Fourth of July, two men brutally tortured by the US government were quietly released from prison.
Before politicians call for new gun laws in the wake of the Charleston shooting, they might consider how those laws have disproportionately affected black Americans.
After years of warning that President Barack Obama is coming after Americans' guns, the NRA eagerly embraced a new target, directing its deranged doomsday predictions toward the new Democratic presidential candidate.
Voters are ready for Hillary, but as she cakewalks to the Democratic nomination, her challenge is to get them excited.
In Hezbollah's homeland of Lebanon, the preliminary agreement between the US and Iran to scale back the Islamic Republic's nuclear enrichment program is being celebrated as a resounding victory.
As Ottawa mulls bombing Syria, the legal case for intervention is basically: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯.
From getting shitfaced on stolen whiskey to attacking politicians and stealing files from government headquarters, India's monkeys have gone bananas.
News just broke that a pair of drunken agents drove over a package that was suspected to be a bomb—which is just the latest in a long string of scandals.
Thousands of people are gathered in Selma, Alabama today to watch President Obama speak at the 50th anniversary of the landmark civil rights march that sparked the Voting Rights Act of 1965.