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This 2015 photo provided by Shawn Nolan Chief, Capital Habeas Unit Community Federal Defender Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, shows Dustin Higgs at the Federal Prison in Terre Haute, Ind. Higgs. Federal Bureau of Prisons/Community Federal Defender Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania via AP/AP hide caption toggle caption Federal Bureau of …

When the coronavirus hit the U.S., hospitals issued strict limitations on visitors. Nurses and doctors started acting as liaisons to the sick and dying for family members not allowed at bedsides. As deaths reach new daily highs, that work is not getting any easier. The emotional toil of adapting to new dynamics with patients and …

Convicted spy Jonathan Pollard, left, with his lawyer, Eliot Lauer, leaves federal court in New York following a 2016 hearing. The former U.S. Navy analyst who spent three decades in prison after pleading guilty to spying for Israel, has arrived in Israel a month after the Justice Department allowed his parole to expire. Larry Neumeister/AP …

Seven Catholic activists, known as the Kings Bay Plowshares, broke into a naval submarine base in Georgia on April 4, 2018. Kings Bay Plowshares hide caption toggle caption Kings Bay Plowshares Seven Catholic activists, known as the Kings Bay Plowshares, broke into a naval submarine base in Georgia on April 4, 2018. Kings Bay Plowshares …

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., supports bringing earmarks back with limits. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption toggle caption J. Scott Applewhite/AP House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., supports bringing earmarks back with limits. J. Scott Applewhite/AP When earmarks were a regular feature of congressional business, Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, D-Mo., said Democrats and Republicans were …

A new study that analyzed blood donations from December 2019 to early January helped show that the coronavirus infected people in the U.S. earlier than previously thought. Yana Paskova/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Yana Paskova/Getty Images A new study that analyzed blood donations from December 2019 to early January helped show that the coronavirus …

The Supreme Court heard arguments Monday in a case involving the Trump administration’s desire to exclude undocumented immigrants from a key census count. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption toggle caption Andrew Harnik/AP The Supreme Court heard arguments Monday in a case involving the Trump administration’s desire to exclude undocumented immigrants from a key census count. Andrew …

House lawmakers called on General Services Administration Administrator Emily Murphy to provide a briefing to Congress on her delays in ascertaining Joe Biden’s election win. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption toggle caption Susan Walsh/AP House lawmakers called on General Services Administration Administrator Emily Murphy to provide a briefing to Congress on her delays in ascertaining Joe …

The lingering harms of racist lending policies known as redlining are apparent today. Researchers created a set of interactive maps allowing you to explore the current impacts in your city. Torey Edmonds has lived in the same house in an African-American neighborhood of the East End of Richmond, Va., for all of her 61 years. …

Foreign threats to the 2020 election looked a lot like Y2K: With high levels of alarm and preparation, the system held off foreign disinformation and cyberattacks. Hiroshi Watanabe/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Hiroshi Watanabe/Getty Images Foreign threats to the 2020 election looked a lot like Y2K: With high levels of alarm and preparation, the …