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Government disability payments skyrocketing despite fewer veterans

Recent wars are leaving veterans with more severe injuries and the country with a bigger bill.

The number of states controlled by one party is the highest in 50 years ​

The recent history of state legislative elections can be summarized with one word: homogeneity.

In rush to find lethal injection drug, prison officials turned to a hospital

The state of Louisiana had an upcoming execution. But the Department of Corrections was missing a drug needed to carry it out, so the department turned to a hospital that unknowingly supplied the hydromorphone.

What staring at a screen all day is doing to your eyes

Do you have a job where you stare at a computer screen all day? Read this.

Wealthiest Americans in each state primarily support Republicans

A map gone viral shows the wealthiest Americans in each state.

Pro-Troop Charity Misleads Donors While Lining Political Consultants’ Pockets

ProPublica investigated Move America Forward, a charity that collected millions of dollars to send care packages to U.S. troops abroad. But, some of the money raised actually went to political consulting firms and three conservative political action committees.

What you need to know about America's homeless veteran problem

Many cities nationwide, including Pittsburgh, have vowed to eliminate veteran homelessness.

Justices silent over execution drug secrecy

Despite a series of controversial executions in several states, no Supreme Court justice has taken a stand against the death penalty.

FBI 'monitoring' NYPD chokehold death case

The FBI has the authority to step in on cases that involve enforcing civil rights.