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The CFPB, a federal consumer finance watchdog agency, was created as part of the Dodd-Frank legislation in response to the financial crisis.
The EEOC found that seven companies — including Capital One — used discriminatory Facebook tools to hide ads from women and older users, a union group announced.
Jeffrey Clark thought the Pittsburgh synagogue shooter was a "hero." A federal prosecutor said Clark was "a bomb" waiting to explode.
Lynne Patton said she may have violated the Hatch Act, then called anyone mad about it a “liberal snowflake.”
The Connecticut Supreme Court ruled Remington can be sued over how it marketed the rifle used in the 2012 Newtown tragedy.
State employees say their health plan violated federal law by dropping coverage of medically necessary procedures.
The PACT Act would close legal loopholes in animal cruelty laws that involve the most extreme abuses on federal land and in interstate commerce.
A 184-year-old federal ban on Native American-owned distilleries is ending.
The Small Business Administration says that companies that derive any portion of their revenue from marijuana are ineligible for loan assistance.
The 18-year-old age restriction to buy long guns, including assault-style rifles, is a vestige of a half-century-old law.
America is in the midst of a dramatic shift in public opinion, one which began at least a decade ago and shows no signs of reversing any time soon. The concept of fully legalizing marijuana for adult recreational use must now actually be considered the mainstream opinion in America.
There is a major political debate currently happening in many parts of this country, but the astonishing thing is that most politicians -- especially those on the national stage -- seem to want to pretend the debate doesn't even exist.
The Slants insist their name is protected by the Constitution. But the government thinks otherwise.
A court said they are without authority to wipe out "valid" convictions.
They claim the Obama administration is misreading federal civil rights laws.
Whether out of fear, an abundance of caution or self-interest the fact remains that their schools are violating the legal rights of transgender people.
It's disheartening to read about another mosque on U.S. soil whose attempts to exist are being stopped because of planning boards whose palpable xenophobia comes slithering out of the woodwork of their town hall buildings.