The Justice Department’s push to extend legal protections to same-sex couples in civil and criminal matters is the latest example of U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder leading second-term social policy for the administration of President Barack Obama.
Sargent Shriver , who married into the Kennedy family and became the founding director of the Peace Corps, the unexpected 1972 Democratic nominee for vice president and a lifelong champion of humanitarian causes, died yesterday. He was 95.
Fidel Castro shares at least one belief with the majority of Americans: He is convinced that the assassination of President John F. Kennedy was not the work of a lone gunman, but rather the culmination of a broad conspiracy.
Nicholas Katzenbach, who helped steer U.S. civil-rights policy under presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson and faced off against Governor George Wallace to force the integration of the University of Alabama, has died. He was 90.