PHOENIX — The accidental shooting death of a firing-range instructor by a 9-year-old girl with an Uzi has set off a powerful debate over youngsters and guns, with many people wondering what sort of parents would let a child handle a submachine gun.
Thanks to inflation, money doesn't go as far as it used to. And according to some new data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, it doesn't go nearly as far in New York as it does in Chicago.
Nearly two-thirds of Americans say we governments shouldn't pay ransom to terrorists in exchange for the release of hostages, a new poll shows.
While the black-white gap has narrowed in some categories, it's widened in some and stayed the same in others.
The latest version of a report on Illinois’ national rankings, released recently by the Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability, highlights where the state ranks in terms of tax revenue. With the nation's fifth largest population, it makes sense that in total revenue dollars, Illinois ranks relatively high.
President Barack Obama walks away from a green while golfing at Farm Neck Golf Club, in Oak Bluffs, Mass. last week. | AP Photo/Steven Senne
The criticism has the president's aides confronting a question it faces whenever Obama gets away: Is there ever a good time for the commander in chief to take a few days off?
On Thursday, the city announced an expansion Chicago’s Divvy bike-sharing program, which will result in 175 new stations being installed next spring.
The recent police shooting of a black man by a white officer in Ferguson, Mo. has spotlighted the issue of how closely a community's police force resembles the people in that community.
As students begin to return to the classroom for the new school year, a major milestone is being hit: For the first time, minorities will outnumber whites in public schools across the United States.
A new poll from Pew Research shows there is a huge racial division in America when it comes to the reaction to the deadly police shooting in Ferguson.
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