Not long after the shooting in Charleston, a US House of Representatives committee rejected a measure that would have allowed the CDC to conduct research into gun violence, leaving intact a ban pushed by the NRA back in the 1990s.
There were many places in Europe, in southern France for example, that the only place you could find true love was in adultery, because marriage was such a mercenary institution. But then that all changed — and planted the seeds for same-sex marriage to eventually blossom.
Jonathan Powell played a key role in bringing about peace in Northern Ireland. In a new book, he says the lessons he learned there can be applied to terrorists conflicts around the world — including with ISIS. He says we just need to bring them to the table for negotiations.
Self-driving trucks have already hit American roads — but so far their impact has been limited. As they become more common, and more trusted, however, they could fundamentally change swaths of the American economy.
Stoic, heroes in their own way. But the world rarely saw the strains of the women married to America's first astronauts, the subject of a new TV series. One wife hid her pregnancy for fear it would mess up her husband's chance to go to space.
The killer prayed with worshipers for an hour before brandishing weapons and killing them. Social media wondered how South Carolina could keep the Confederate flag flying high outside its statehouse after US, state flags lowered to half-staff in respect.