The new laws include a requirement for gender-neutral toy sections in retail stores and a ban on removing condoms during sex without consent.
The Justice Department is suing Georgia over one of the state's voting laws that allowed the GOP legislature greater influence.
California Democrats have proposed changing the law to allow elected officials targeted by recall efforts to contact those who signed the recall petition to verify that signatures had not been gathered deceptively, along with other proposals that would make the recall process more difficult.
A Minnesota Supreme Court ruling sparked outrage online after it reversed a felony rape conviction because the victim was voluntarily intoxicated. The ruling exposed a state law that some called out as "victim blaming."
The congresswoman also spoke about working with the late Congressman John Lewis during an MSNBC interview.
Maryland and Utah could be set to join a host of other states who hope to adopt Daylight Saving Time permanently, although federal law does not currently allow the states to make the changes.
At the March for Life, the president said that New York and Virginia laws permit abortion "all the way up until the moment of birth."
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed a number of animal welfare bills into law today, including a ban on the sale of foie gras.
A man in New Orleans was arrested Wednesday for pretending to be a handicapped brother named "Cory" who needed home care nurses to change his diaper.
Under Spanish law, it is only considered rape or sexual assault if physical force or intimidation is used. Because the 14-year-old girl was drunk, the 5 men were charged with the lesser offense of sexual abuse.
A Michigan judge has blocked a ban of flavored vapes, bucking a nationwide trend that has seen the smoking equipment be banned across multiple states.
A man in Alabama just had his sentence changed so that he'll be getting out of prison soon. He's served 36 years after attempting to steal $50.75 from a bakery.
Nearly a dozen conservative states have passed laws restricting abortion access in 2019.
"Given the potential for abortion to become a tool of eugenic manipulation, the Court will soon need to confront the constitutionality of laws like Indiana's," Justice Clarence Thomas wrote in his opinion.
Los Angeles International Airport has seen arrests surge 166 percent since marijuana was legalized across the state of California in 2016.
President Trump quickly brushed off the idea of meeting with leaders of Central American countries to resolve immigration issues, telling Fox News: "No I don't need a summit. I think we've done very well without a summit."
Under Brunei's strict interpretation of Islamic law, sodomy and adultery are punishable either by death by stoning or by 100 lashes.
"If you read Scriptures, it tells them the road to hell is wide and broad, but the road to heaven is narrow and straight."
The congresswoman-elect made the comments in an Instagram video.
"If they had protection inside, the results would have been far better," Trump told reporters before boarding Air Force One on Saturday.
Many said the move was intended to erase the recognition of transgender Americans.
The couple "failed to identify a fundamental right" that was being restricted, Judge John Ross wrote.
The Kenyan official made the statement during Sudan's, the world's last male northern white rhino, funeral on Saturday.
During a powerful address in Tallahassee, Prado lamented the failure of a system that allowed Cruz to purchase a gun.
"The momentum behind marijuana law reform will not only continue but increase as we head into 2018."