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March 27, 2015 2 Comments

In Boston Marathon Bombing Trial, Prosecution Close To Wrapping Up

Monday will be the last day for the prosecution to make its case in the Boston Marathon bombing trial.

March 27, 2015 Comment

What We Know About The Germanwings Co-Pilot

A German prosecutor said Andreas Lubitz apparently tore up a doctor’s note excusing him from work on the day of the crash.

March 26, 2015 Comment

Trying To De-Radicalize French Prisons

French prisons have come under the spotlight as a key recruiting ground for Islamist extremists.

March 26, 2015 2 Comments

What We Know – And Don’t Yet Know – About The Germanwings Crash

More details are emerging about crash that killed 150 people. Authorities say the co-pilot brought the flight down intentionally.

March 26, 2015 Comment

Bowe Bergdahl’s Hometown Quiet After Desertion Charges

Jessica Robinson visits the soldier’s hometown of Hailey, Idaho, where people have become reluctant to speak publicly about him.

March 26, 2015 6 Comments

Co-Pilot ‘Intentionally’ Brought Down Germanwings Plane

A French prosecutor says co-pilot Andreas Lubitz appeared to want to “destroy the plane.”

March 23, 2015 6 Comments

Surge In Tax Fraud Prompts Discussion Of Prevention Measures

After a spate of fraudulent tax returns, the IRS announced it would work with state tax authorities and online tax filing companies to reduce fraud.

March 20, 2015 15 Comments

Investigation Ongoing Into Black Man Found Hanging In Mississippi

An FBI official says the cause of death has not been determined, and authorities aren’t sure if it was a homicide or a suicide.

March 19, 2015 3 Comments

Protests Breakout At University of Virginia After Violent Arrest

The University of Viriginia’s president is calling for an administrative review of the arrest of an African-American university student.

March 17, 2015 6 Comments

How One Murder Changed Florida’s Juvenile Sentencing Laws

The state’s reaction to a tourist murder in 1993 has had a long lasting effect on how the state sentences juvenile offenders.

March 17, 2015 5 Comments

Seeing The Boat From The Watertown Shootout

Yesterday in the trial of admitted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the jury went to see the boat in which he was found hiding.

March 16, 2015 4 Comments

Combating Bait And Switch In The Seafood Industry

The Obama administration has unveiled a plan to detect and stop seafood fraud.

March 13, 2015 6 Comments

Dallas Police Arrest Suspect In Shooting Death Of Iraqi Refugee

We take a look at what’s known about the suspect and how the murder has affected the Muslim community in Texas.

March 13, 2015 3 Comments

White Collar Criminals May Soon Be In Utah Public Registry

Utah has approved the first white-collar felon public registry in the country. We speak with Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes.

March 13, 2015 Comment

Amid Tax Season, Thousands Hit By Massive Scam

Many Americans have received harassing phone calls from fake IRS agents. We take a look at the scam and the consequences.

March 12, 2015 7 Comments

Police Officers ‘Ambushed’ In Ferguson

Two officers are expected to recover after being shot in the face and shoulder last night, as a protest in Ferguson was winding down.

March 11, 2015 33 Comments

Bring Back The Firing Squad, Says Utah Lawmaker

State Rep. Paul Ray says states like Utah that have the death penalty need an alternative to execution drugs that are no longer available.

March 11, 2015 6 Comments

Oakland Police Turn Corner On History Of Violence

The department has long had a violent reputation, but relations between the police and citizens have improved.

March 10, 2015 Comment

Ferguson Judge Resigns, One Week After Scathing DOJ Report

Judge Ronald Brockmeyer was accused of bringing in revenue for the court and city through the use of “creative” fines and fees.

March 10, 2015 2 Comments

In Silicon Valley Sex Discrimination Case, Plaintiff Takes The Stand

Ellen Pao is seeking $16 million in damages, after she says she was passed over for a promotion because she is a woman.

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March 26 3 Comments

Noah Baumbach On Middle Age And ‘While We’re Young’

In the writer-director's new film, Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts' characters befriend a younger, free-spirited couple.

March 26 Comment

How March Became Mad

The NCAA men's tournament started in 1939 but it was decades before it became the extravaganza it is today.

March 25 4 Comments

DJ Sessions: Opera Greats Past And Present

Peter Van de Graaf shares some of his favorites, from the late German tenor Fritz Wunderlich to American soprano Renee Fleming.

March 25 17 Comments

The College You Go To May Not Matter As Much As You Think

Frank Bruni writes in his new book that there are many colleges that are great, but just don't get as much press.