As NBC’s Pete Williams reports, advocates of breast cancer victims say screening for BRCA1 and BRCA1 could become more affordable for Americans after the Supreme Court’s unanimous ruling against patenting human genes. watch
The Southern Baptists, the nation’s largest Protestant denomination, on Wednesday passed a resolution condemning the Boy Scouts of America’s new policy of inclusion for openly gay youth.
The White House released a video of staffers sharing their families' immigration tales the day after President Obama threw his weight behind a bipartisan Senate immigration bill under consideration. ... read more
Sarah Murnaghan, the 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl who sparked a national debate about transplant rules about children receiving lungs, will receive a transplant. Dr. Ben Gaston from University Hospital Case Western weighs in on the effects of this... watch
The Republican-led push to ban abortions at 20 weeks has once again made its way into the halls of Congress. The bill, sponsored by Arizona Rep. Trent Franks, violates Roe v. Wade, which guarantees a woman’s right to an abortion until viability is... watch
The families of Newtown victims are back on Capitol Hill, meeting with lawmakers to renew their push for gun control legislation. MSNBC's Thomas Roberts discusses the families' trip with Sabrina Siddiqui from the Huffington Post, columnist Earl Ofari... watch
The ACLU has filed suit against the director of national intelligence, claiming the secret surveillance program violates the right to free speech as well as the right to privacy. Meanwhile, a bipartisan group of senators has proposed a bill that would... watch
Much of the nation is riveted by Edward Snowden, the 29-year-old behind a bombshell of government surveillance secrets, but the longest-serving independent lawmaker is trying to keep the focus on constitutional questions Snowden’s leaks have raised.
On the 50th anniversary of the Equal Pay Act, the most popular statistic cited seems to be that women on average earn just 77 cents to every man’s dollar. But if you dig deeper into Census Bureau data, there’s another stat that highlights an even more vulnerable demographic: Latinas, who are paid just 60 cents for every dollar paid to men.... read more
As the U.S. grapples with how to intervene in a distant conflict that has claimed the lives of more than 70,000 Syrians, an art installation in the heart of the nation’s capital brings home the realities of mass atrocities and genocide.
As the nation awaits Supreme Court rulings in two historic marriage equality cases, the LGBT community has a lot to look forward to this June, during gay pride month. But in New York City, a rash of anti-gay violence--and the enhanced police presence required to stop it--casts a shadow on the celebration. read more
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