Minnesota is set to become the 12th state to allow same-sex marriage after the state Senate voted to legalize it— a swift reversal in a Midwestern state that less than a year ago was weighing a constitutional ban.
Obama said Monday those responsible for any improper scrutiny of conservative groups' tax status would be held "fully accountable," hours before it emerged that the current and former heads of the IRS were informed last May that tea-party groups had been targeted.
The Justice Department seized records of 20 separate phone lines used by Associated Press reporters or editors, in a move that officials familiar with the case said was intended to gather information for a leak probe.
Cleveland officials are calling for a review of the city's missing-persons investigations after the police department disclosed it had long ago removed from a national database one of the three women who reappeared.
Worries over immigrants potentially taking jobs from native-born Americans run high in parts of the nation, but some U.S. cities are taking a different view: Wooing immigrants can reverse declines in population.
The next chief of the Federal Reserve will decide when to reverse easy-money policies, a judgment that could strangle the economic recovery if made too early or trigger runaway inflation if made too late.
The IRS's scrutiny of conservative groups went beyond those with "tea party" or "patriot" in their names—as the agency admitted Friday—to also include ones worried about government spending, debt or taxes, and even ones that lobbied to "make America a better place to live."