A textbook case of culture wars in Texas

Hispanics now a majority in Lone Star state schools

Detroit agrees pension deal with retirees

Benefits of former police and firefighters secured in bankruptcy process

Pulitzer Prizes recognise NSA reporting

Edward Snowden calls decision a ‘vindication’

Orr hopes to steer Motown out of the blues

Detroit’s emergency manager believes city is ripe for reinvention

US public sector pensions resist reform

Moody’s finds sharp divergence with corporate scheme counterparts

Obama addresses mental health in military

President reprises grim visit to Fort Hood

Population of rural America declines

Drift for work and lifestyle to cities outpaces migration from them

California’s big dry shows little let-up

Record-setting drought touches heart of Silicon Valley

Why Obamacare is a civil rights issue

There is a racial subtext to the American healthcare debate, writes Gary Silverman

Four killed in US military base shooting

Second attack at Fort Hood said to be work of US soldier

Russia sanctions could wreck Miley’s ball

Uncertainty hangs over bookings at a Russian-owned Helsinki arena

Ex-offenders feature in US jobs woes

Former prisoners estimated to account for 1.5m-1.7m lost workers

America’s democracy is fit for the 1%

Both US parties are up for rent. Patriots of all stripes should be troubled

‘Bridgegate’ scandal claims Port chairman

Top M&A lawyer attacks activists

Icahn and Ackman singled out by Lipton

Christie survives first ‘Bridgegate’ probe

New Jersey governor remains subject of investigations

Breasts, buttocks and boomers redux

Our happy plastic surgeons show that we are just getting better

US loses edge as employment powerhouse

Washington learns to forget Sandy Hook

The mass shooting has led not to tighter gun controls but to a more assertive gun rights lobby

CommonBond extends MBA loan scheme

Four more MBA programmes will be covered