The Supreme Court issued a ruling Friday morning legalizing same-sex marriage in all 50 states. The 5-4 decision found that the Constitution's guarantees of due process and equal protection under the law overturns all gay-marriage bans across the country.
Authorities are searching for a man who entered a church in Charleston, South Carolina, on Wednesday night and killed nine people before fleeing. Among the dead are six women and three men, including the church's pastor, Clementa Pinckney, who was also a state senator.
The jury in the case of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev handed down a death sentence Friday afternoon in a Boston courtroom. Tsarnaev was convicted last month on all 30 counts for his role in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, which killed three people and injured hundreds.