Justice Antonin Scalia, a staunch conservative and the longest serving member of the US' top court, has passed away in Texas. The jurist was well-known for his outspoken manner in the courtroom.
As Mexico's drug war continues, more and more people are seeking help from self-defense groups. DW's Tobias Käufer spoke to people in one of the areas most afflicted: the state of Michoacan.
Blacks and Hispanics play a key role in the Nevada and South Carolina primaries, the next battlefields for the candidates. While both Democrat hopefuls say they'll target "systemic racism," their ideas differ.
Anti-government militants occupying a US wildlife refuge have surrendered to police. Though the 41-day armed standoff ended without large-scale bloodshed, the incident could fuel further militia activity.
A New York police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man in 2014 has been found guilty of manslaughter. The shooting was one of several incidents that sparked mass protests across the US over police tactics.
US scientists are expected to say they can show that gravitational waves exist, ending a century-long search to prove one of Einstein's theories. Here are six reasons they're so important for understanding our universe.
One of the remaining occupiers said they would likely surrender as the armed standoff entered its 40th day. The four still in the national park have been indicted on charges of conspiring to obstruct federal officers.
During his victory speech in New Hampshire, Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders asked supporters to donate to his campaign, causing his fundraising website to crash, and raising a quarter of a million dollars in an hour.
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His second place in New Hampshire ahead of his better known rivals Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio suddenly makes John Kasich the Republican establishment’s top contender. But Kasich has always had a game plan.
Argentine investigators have said they found human remains at a Mexican dump site but no sign of the missing students. Their findings cast further doubt on the government's official claims.
Senator Bernie Sanders has defeated Hillary Clinton in the New Hampshire Democratic primary. Meanwhile, billionaire businessman Donald Trump is the clear winner on the Republican side.
The US' top court has ruled to block enforcement of a plan to limit carbon emissions form power plants. The move effectively stalls Obama's strategy to combat climate change.
American Sikh actor Waris Ahluwalia was not allowed to board a flight from Mexico to New York City after refusing to take off his turban during a security check, receiving numerous messages of support on social media.
In the US primaries, many Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders supporters agree on one thing. They think that only a political outsider can rescue the country's corrupt political system. Ines Pohl reports from New Hampshire.
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