Justice Anthony Kennedy, a conservative who was often the “swing vote” on prominent cases, announced his retirement from the Supreme Court, effective July 31. Kennedy’s departure has significant implications for the court and will likely spark controversy on Capitol Hill.
Miguel Díaz-Canel was named president of Cuba, marking a historic shift in power. This is the first time in nearly six decades a Castro isn’t leading the country.
House Speaker Paul D. Ryan announced he will not seek re-election in November, a move that’s caught some in the Republican party off guard.
President Donald Trump delivered the State of the Union address on Jan. 30, touching upon issues related to immigration, infrastructure, the economy, health care, and national security.
American-backed forces say they have taken control of Raqqa, the northern Syrian city that has been the de facto capital of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
Reports indicate that President Donald Trump plans to “decertify” the Iran nuclear deal on grounds that Iran hasn’t lived up to the agreement. The news comes ahead of a looming Oct. 15 deadline, on which day the Trump administration must certify to Congress that Iran is adhering to the deal.