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February 5, 2016 4 Comments

Why Some Forensic Evidence Isn’t Accurate Or Reliable

The co-founder of the Innocence Project explains the problems with certain types of evidence, such as bite marks.

February 5, 2016 2 Comments

Heading Off Sex Trafficking At Super Bowl 50

Law enforcement warns there’s a darker side to all the fun – sex traffickers trying to cash in on the big event.

February 4, 2016 14 Comments

The Deadliest Opioid Of Them All – Fentanyl

A new documentary explores the rise of the drug, which has two main sources: pharmaceutical companies and Mexican drug cartels.

February 3, 2016 3 Comments

Californians May Vote On Two Death Penalty Issues

One measure would limit appeals and speed up executions; the other would ban the death penalty completely in California.

February 1, 2016 3 Comments

Small Vermont Town Deals With Big Heroin Problem

Concepcion Cruz, who has been in recovery for five years, is part of a group of volunteers trying to confront addiction in Randolph.

January 28, 2016 3 Comments

Avoid Tax Identity Theft By Filing Early

An expert says “it’s a race” to file your taxes before someone else tries to pose as you to get your tax return check.

January 28, 2016 Comment

New York AG Investigates NFL Resale Ticketing

The attorney general is investigating whether the NFL is illegally pricing tickets on the resale market using “resale price floors.”

January 28, 2016 4 Comments

Should Video Cameras Roll In Federal Courts?

A group of federal judges, headed by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, must decide whether to continue a pilot program.

January 28, 2016 35 Comments

Oregon Refuge Occupation Appears To Be Ending

The leader of the armed group, who is among 11 now in custody, is calling on those left at the federal wildlife refuge to “stand down.”

January 27, 2016 7 Comments

FBI Agent Says Occupiers Could Have Left Peacefully

Authorities say the armed group occupying the national wildlife preserve in Oregon was given “ample opportunity” to leave peacefully.

January 27, 2016 4 Comments

One Killed, Others Arrested After Confrontation In Oregon

The confrontation between leaders of an anti-government group and Oregon State Police resulted in one death and eight arrests.

January 27, 2016 7 Comments

N.C. Pastor Recalls Gunman Who Entered His Church On New Year’s Eve

The pastor of a church in Fayetteville shares the story of what happened when a man came into the church with a rifle.

January 26, 2016 3 Comments

Grand Jury Clears Planned Parenthood, Indicts Anti-Abortion Activists

While investigating possible misconduct by Planned Parenthood, the grand jury decided to instead indict two anti-abortion activists.

January 26, 2016 Comment

Manhunt Underway For Three Escaped Prisoners In California

Authorities are asking Orange County residents for help in finding the escapees, two of whom have ties to local Vietnamese gangs.

January 26, 2016 6 Comments

Discussion Of Torture Keeps Guantanamo Trials In Limbo

There is still an issue that Congress and the president can’t seem to agree upon: What to do with the so-called high-value prisoners.

January 26, 2016 Comment

Big Changes Coming For Some Prisoners

President Obama is banning the use of solitary confinement for juveniles in federal prison, and also for low-level offenders.

January 25, 2016 2 Comments

Countering The Super Bowl Counterfeiters

Beth Willon of KQED looks at the technological race between the NFL and the people who make counterfeit tickets and merchandise.

January 25, 2016 2 Comments

National Leader On Community Policing To Advise Chicago Police Department

Charles Ramsey has been tapped by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to advise the city’s police department on civil rights issues.

January 22, 2016 5 Comments

Final Report Issued On Deaths At Florida Reform School

Scores of unmarked graves have been discovered at the state-run Dozier School for Boys, which closed in 2011.

January 21, 2016 2 Comments

Judge Says Putin ‘Probably Approved’ Poisoning

Did Russian President Vladimir Putin order the killing of one of his biggest critics? A judge in Britain says yes, he probably did.

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February 4 4 Comments

Susan Tedeschi And Derek Trucks Talk Music And Marriage

The duo talks about their new album, "Let Me Get By," and about making music together as Tedeschi Trucks Band.

February 4 Comment

Do Babies Understand FaceTime And Skype?

It's reassuring for parents and grandparents far away from their little loved ones, but what do babies get out of it?

February 3 16 Comments

Telling The Story Of ‘The Invisibles’: White House Slaves

Of the first 18 presidents of the United States, 12 were slave owners, even though some spoke out against slavery.

February 3 111 Comments

Why Bernie Sanders Resonates With Young People

At the Iowa Democratic caucuses, he won 84 percent of voters aged 17 to 29, compared to Clinton's 14 percent.