The US Supreme Court on Friday legalized same-sex marriage nationwide, finding that the Constitution's guarantees of due process and equal protection under the law mean that states cannot ban gay marriages.
A report on the US human rights situation has accused the US of making human rights violations in other countries, citing the stomach-turning torture methods, the notorious overseas monitoring project and its indiscriminate drone strike killings.
South Carolina took a small step toward healing the wounds of last week's massacre at a historic black church in Charleston as mourners gathered for the funerals of two of the nine victims, and a wake for the slain pastor.
The US Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the nationwide availability of tax subsidies that are crucial to the implementation of President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law, handing a major victory to the president.
China and Canada are looking to further boost their trade and technological cooperation in the agricultural sector as the two countries mark the 45th anniversary of diplomatic relations, according to experts and officials from the two countries.