Democrat Kyrsten Sinema defeated Republican Rep. Martha McSally in a run for Arizona's Senate seat. Sinema, a former liberal activist defeated McSally by 38,197 votes with 49.6 percent of the vote. Sinema hammered McSally about her vote to appeal the Affordable Care Act.
A federal judge in Montana halted construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline on Thursday on the grounds that the U.S. government did not complete a full analysis of the environmental impact of the TransCanada project. read more
A crowdfunding campaign formed by two Muslim groups has raised more than $60,000 for the victims of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, which killed 11, the Independent reported. Muslim-American non-profits Celebrate Mercy and MPower Change were behind the campaign, "Muslims Unite For Pittsburgh Synagogue." It is also in partnership with the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh. The campaign reached its initial goal of $25,000 goal in six hours. As of press time, it raised $62,500 of its new $75,000 goal. The proceeds will help with funeral expenses and medical bills.
Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor says she has been diagnosed with "the beginning stages of dementia, probably Alzheimer's disease," in an open letter that was released Tuesday. read more
Defining gender as a condition determined strictly by a person's genitals is based on a notion that doctors and scientists abandoned long ago as oversimplified and often medically meaningless. read more