As 20 Democratic contenders face off this week, here's a look at some stories from our archives that offer insight into the format.
The Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that the Bladensburg Cross, a World War I monument, has effectively become secular.
The court ruled that First Amendment protections don't apply to a corporation that operates a public access channel in New York.
It's the first state to allow the practice, which is intended to be a more environmentally friendly alternative to traditional burial or cremation.
Doctors are caught in an illicit opioid scheme, Washington State moves toward renewable energy, and a fireball lights up the Mid-Atlantic.
The FDA writes that failure to immediately cease sales of unapproved versions of mifepristone and misoprostol may result in action.
The Chinese telecom company is expected to argue that it has been punished without trial, violating the Constitution.
FEMA calls Trump's bluff, a study shows gay dads are excellent parents, and giant creatures are alive and well.
The San Juan County commission voted two-to-one in favor of a resolution that rescinds the county's previous opposition to the monument and condemns its reduction by Donald Trump.
Massachusetts senator and 2020 Democratic hopeful Elizabeth Warren unveiled her plan for universal child care on Tuesday.
A measles outbreak increases vaccination demand, a new bill would address the crisis of missing Native American women, and California's wet weather eases drought conditions.
Democrats and environmental advocacy groups oppose Bernhardt's nomination due to his background as an oil and mining industry lobbyist.
The bill would restore the areas excised from the monument by Trump, and add additional acreage.
A measles outbreak hits the Northwest, Australia breaks heat records, and a fourth state mulls banning the gay panic defense.
Global warming could affect your coffee buzz, Antarctic ice is fast disappearing, and cats in Wyoming are catching the bubonic plague.
National parks that remain open during the shutdown have seen a number of issues as a result of understaffing, including litter and vandalism.
David Bernhardt, who will step in to fill the role, is a lawyer and lobbyist with strong fossil fuel and water industry ties.
Savanna's Act passed the Senate unanimously. If it doesn't pass the House, it will be back to square one next session.
Advocacy groups say that's an unprecedented show of public interest.
Amy Irvine, the author of Desert Cabal, discusses what it means to write about public lands in the shadow of Abbey's classic.