Social practices train us to see and experience race in certain ways, regardless of whether we are sighted or not, according to a professor from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.
Protesters are dressing up as superheroes to demonstrate in Rio de Janeiro, but that's not the only place caped crusaders have taken to Latin American streets.
The House voted to tie government funding to a one-year delay of Obamacare early Sunday morning. The measure is a non-starter in the Senate and the president vows to veto, making a government shutdown all the more likely.
On Tuesday, a key part of the Affordable Care Act is going live: People will be able to buy health insurance from new marketplaces in every state. Researchers and wonks will be intensely interested. Most of the rest of us will be clueless.
The new federal health law has a few exemptions from its insurance mandate, including health care sharing ministries. Members pay a monthly fee to help cover some of each other's medical costs — but there are no guarantees.
The National Security Agency's effort to find connections between suspects has led the agency to collate reams of phone and e-mail data with information from sources that include GPS data and Facebook, according to The New York Times. The newspaper cites documents provided by former NSA contract worker Edward Snowden.
In the central State of Mexico, authorities are trying a new approach to fight corruption: replacing notoriously crooked male traffic cops with women. But the state hasn't authorized the female force to issue tickets yet, and some question whether women will avoid bribery any more than men.
The 19 firefighters who died after being trapped by an Arizona wildfire in late June were only about 600 yards from a designated safety zone at a ranch, according to a task force formed by the Arizona State Forestry Division to investigate the firefighters' deaths.
For best friends — one in Washington, D.C., the other in Nairobi — communications bring quick comfort in the globalized world, where both the malls and the random gunmen are all too familiar.
The Golden Dawn party has long been suspected of carrying out violent attacks against immigrants, but the Sept. 18 killing of an anti-fascist rapper incited national outrage.
Increasingly, governors are criticizing each other's stances on taxes, guns and pensions, as well as working to lure businesses from other states. They used to defer more to each other. But like members of Congress, governors are having a harder time finding common ground.
House Republicans late Saturday prepared to pass a government funding bill that would include a one-year delay in implementing Obamacare. But the White House said President Obama would veto the House measure, on the unlikely chance it made it through the Senate.
The Monday-night deadline hasn't brought the parties closer together, as Tea Party lawmakers are trying to use a spending bill to defund the Affordable Care Act. With pressure mounting on splintered Republicans, House Speaker John Boehner scheduled a closed-door, lunchtime meeting of GOP lawmakers.
Despite reports of a shoe being thrown at President Hassan Rouhani's car, he had many backers among the crowds that gathered near Tehran's airport Saturday. Some voiced their support; others criticized the U.S. and Israel.
Britain's Brian Cookson says he will focus on helping cycling recover from years of doping scandals. "I felt I owed it to the cycling world to put an end to the misery that we were all going through," he says.
Approved in a contentious process this summer, the Texas bill is scheduled to take effect on Oct. 29. Opponents say it would close more than a third of the clinics that provide abortions in the state.
Pakistanis who endured Tuesday's strong earthquake that killed hundreds of people felt another quake Saturday in a remote area of Baluchistan province. The quake struck less than 20 miles from Tuesday's 7.7-magnitude event.
The Somalia-based terrorist organization claimed responsibility for the Nairobi mall attack. Until recently, the group has been focused on local issues. After military setbacks and a leadership change, its priorities now seem aligned with the global jihadi agenda.
Want to top your pancakes with something other than maple? The alternatives vary, depending on the types of trees in a region. There's Kahiltna birch syrup made in Alaska, blue spruce pine syrup from Utah and Georgian black walnut syrup.
The division in the Republican Party means there's no one leader on the other side that President Obama can cut a deal with — or even high-profile adversary to vilify. That's a stark contrast from other recent fiscal standoffs.