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April 17, 2015 Comment

Parents Of Martin Richard Ask For No Death Penalty For Tsarnaev

The Richards say pursuing the death penalty “could bring years of appeals and prolong reliving the most painful day of our lives.”

April 16, 2015 8 Comments

Oklahoma City Bombing Juror Looks Back

Mike Leeper was Juror No. 5 in Timothy McVeigh’s trial for the 1995 terror attack that killed 168 people.

April 16, 2015 Comment

How Did This Pilot Make It All The Way To The Capitol Lawn?

Air defense systems did not detect 61-year-old Doug Hughes’ ultralight gyrocopter as it entered restricted air space.

April 15, 2015 Comment

European Union Targets Google Tactics

The EU says Google unfairly promotes its own service over competitors, regardless of whether it’s the most “relevant response.”

April 14, 2015 Comment

Police Weapon Use Under Fire, As More Videos Emerge

The reserve officer who shot a suspect in Tulsa is facing a manslaughter charge, and a man who was tasered in South Carolina is suing.

April 14, 2015 122 Comments

Turkish Professor Concludes There Was An Armenian Genocide

While Turkey denies the killings were genocide, a Turkish professor explains how she arrived at the opposite conclusion.

April 14, 2015 3 Comments

One Year On, Nigerians Still Fighting To ‘Bring Back Our Girls’

Nigeria’s president-elect says his government will do everything it can, but he “cannot promise that we can find them.”

April 13, 2015 3 Comments

Police Video Shows Killing Of Black Oklahoma Suspect

A 73-year-old reserve sheriff’s deputy can be heard in the video apologizing and admitting to shooting the suspect, Eric Harris.

April 13, 2015 3 Comments

Educators Sentenced In Atlanta Public School Cheating Scandal

The 10 educators were convicted earlier this month of racketeering, for their involvement in cheating on standardized tests in 2009.

April 9, 2015 Comment

Police Ask For Charges Against Five Women Activists Detained In China

The women were arrested last month for organizing protests against sexual harassment. Many fear the crackdown could continue.

April 9, 2015 Comment

On Death Penalty For Boston Bomber, Survivors Have Mixed Feelings

The Boston Marathon bombing trial now moves into the second phase, after Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was convicted on all 30 charges.

April 8, 2015 Comment

Tsarnaev Convicted On All Charges In Marathon Bombing

The jury will now move on to a second phase of the trial, to decide whether he should receive the death penalty.

April 8, 2015 Comment

Tsarnaev Convicted On All Counts

The jury will now move on to a second phase of the trial, to decide whether he should receive the death penalty.

April 8, 2015 Comment

Police Chief ‘Sickened’ By S.C. Shooting Video

A white South Carolina police officer who claimed he killed a black man in self-defense has been fired and faces murder charges.

April 8, 2015 7 Comments

North Charleston NAACP ‘Not Satisfied’ With Police Officer’s Murder Charge

The president of the NAACP chapter in the South Carolina city says the police force has a history of abuse against black residents.

April 8, 2015 9 Comments

‘Black Lives Matter’ Chants Heard In North Charleston

People are rallying in the South Carolina city after a video surfaced showing a white police officer shooting an unarmed black man.

April 7, 2015 3 Comments

Documenting America’s War On Crime From Within

Urban sociologist Alice Goffman decided to study the effects of the war on crime by living in a Philadelphia neighborhood for six years.

April 7, 2015 Comment

The ‘Sound’ Of Cybercrime Could Help Track Cybercriminals

A data project allows researchers to both visualize and hear the signals from infected computers around the world.

April 6, 2015 Comment

Marathon Bombing Trial Heads For Sentencing Phase

After closing arguments today, the trial of admitted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will now move to the sentencing phase.

April 6, 2015 4 Comments

In Ferguson, City Council Election Gains National Attention

Tomorrow’s election could shake up the predominately white political leadership in the majority black suburb of St. Louis.

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April 16 8 Comments

Oklahoma City Bombing Juror Looks Back

Mike Leeper was Juror No. 5 in Timothy McVeigh's trial for the 1995 terror attack that killed 168 people.

April 15 Comment

‘Institutional Memory’ Of U.S. Senate To Retire

Donald Ritchie has spent nearly 40 years keeping track of Senate lore and delivering weekly historical minutes to Senate lawmakers.

April 15 Comment

Watson Can Win ‘Jeopardy!’ But Can It Cook?

IBM has created a new cooking app called Chef Watson. Eliza Strickland threw a dinner party to find out if it works.

April 14 122 Comments

Turkish Professor Concludes There Was An Armenian Genocide

While Turkey denies the killings were genocide, a Turkish professor explains how she arrived at the opposite conclusion.