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Social media explodes after US women's World Cup win

07/06/15 01:08PM

Social media erupted with excitement Sunday night as the United States beat Japan to take home a 5-2 victory in the Women's World Cup final, the first time the U.S. has won since 1999. From President Obama to Beyoncé, the Internet was in a celebratory mood after the women's win. read more

Demonstrator Ron Busby, with Center for American Progress, right, places a "Still Covered" sticker onto Kory Masen after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 6-3 to save Obamacare tax subsidies, June 25, 2015. (Photo by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg/Getty)

How much do you know about the Supreme Court's Obamacare ruling?

06/26/15 05:43PM

The Supreme Court once again upheld the legality of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, on Thursday. In a 6-3 ruling in the King V. Burwell case, the nation's highest court ruled in favor of the Obama administration in upholding subsidies to help people pay for health insurance obtained through the federal exchange. read more

Recording artist Taylor Swift performs during The 1989 World Tour live at Heinz Field on June 6, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pa. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty for TAS)

Shake it off with this news quiz and test your knowledge

06/26/15 03:43PM

President Obama's signature health care law won a victory at the Supreme Court, Taylor Swift came out on top in a fight with Apple and states in the South took action against the Confederate battle flag. Test your knowledge of these big stories and more with this week's news quiz. read more

A parade goer waves a flag during 43rd annual San Francisco Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Pride Celebration & Parade June 30, 2013, in San Francisco, Calif. (Photo by Sarah Rice/Getty)

msnbc Pride: The 'G' quiz

06/18/15 10:20AM

During the month of June, America celebrates Gay Pride Month, four weeks that commemorate the brutal police raids against LGBT patrons at New York City’s landmark gay bar, the Stonewall Inn. It was on June 28, 1969, that a courageous group of LGBT men and women stood up for the first time against a police force that for years had been physically... read more

The U.S. Capitol is illuminated at dusk, May 31, 2015 in Washington, DC, just before the National Security Agency's authority to collect bulk telephone data expired on June 1. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty)

Quiz: How much do you know about the USA PATRIOT Act?

06/01/15 08:18PM

At midnight late Sunday, three provisions of the USA PATRIOT Act of 2001 expired. The most prominent of these was section 215, which, the government has argued, provided authority for the bulk collection of Americans’ phone records through a program first disclosed to the public two years ago by Edward Snowden. ... read more

Water is seen at the top of a sign along a bike path near Memorial Drive in Houston, Texas on May 26, 2015. (Photo by Aaron M. Sprecher/AFP/Getty)

Scenes from the #houstonflood on Twitter

05/26/15 01:23PM

A flash flood emergency has been declared in Houston, Texas where hundreds are stranded due to slow-moving torrential downpours throughout the area. According to the Harris County Flood Watch, some parts of Harris County has received over 10 inches of rain stranding hundreds of people. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has declared a state of disaster in... read more