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Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro addresses media and supporters on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. (Bryon Houlgrave/The Des Moines Register via AP) 

Castro said in an online video. "But with only a month until the Iowa caucuses, and given the circumstances of this campaign season, I have determined that it simply isn't our time."


In this Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019 photo, a registered medical marijuana patient looks at products at the Rise cannabis store in Mundelein, Ill. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) 

According to Governor Pritzker's office, over 700,000 records are eligible to be expunged through most equity-centric cannabis legalization in the nation


In this Nov. 18, 2016, file photo, U.S. Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., poses for a photograph under a quote of his that is displayed in the Civil Rights Room in the Nashville Public Library in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File) 

The youngest and last survivor of the Big Six civil rights activists, Lewis made clear that he has no plans to step aside from power while he undergoes treatment



A database shows 41 mass killings left more than 210 people dead — most attacks were shootings



Amid a string of attacks targeting Jews in the region, a man breaks into a rabbi's home and stabs five people


(AP Photo/Alex Brandon) 

Oregon's Elections Director Stephen Trout said one of the big takeaways from the training exercises was the importance of quickly implementing the incident tracking system


In this Sept. 1, 2016 file photo, a Jesuit statue is seen in front of Freedom Hall, formerly named Mulledy Hall, on the Georgetown University campus in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)  

Georgetown University and two theological seminaries have announced funding commitments to benefit descendants of the enslaved people who were sold or toiled to benefit the institutions


Jeffrey Shanks, an archaeologist with the National Park Service, visits an unmarked slave cemetery on Dec. 16, 2019, at the Capital City Country Club in Tallahassee, Fla. (AP Photo/Bobby Caina Calvan)  

The discovery of 40 graves has spawned discussion about how to honor those who lie in rest at a country club golf course


United States Navy Specialist Petty Officer 1st Class Shannon Chambers of Long Beach, Calif., looks over a volunteer playbook in the NORAD Tracks Santa center at Peterson Air Force Base, Monday, Dec. 23, 2019, in Colorado Springs, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) 

Operation NORAD Tracks Santa has evolved from a misdirected telephone call in 1955, to high-tech headquarters with 1,500 volunteers at Colorado's Peterson Air Force Base


In this Dec. 18, 2019, photo, President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Battle Creek, Mich. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)  

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell indicated he was in no hurry to seek new testimony either — as lawmakers remain at an impasse over the form of the trial by the GOP-controlled Senate


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