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October 24, 2014 Comment

Police: Student Shooter Dead After School Attack

There were conflicting reports about the number of possible injuries, but police say the lone shooter is dead.

October 24, 2014 Comment

Canada Scrambles To Reduce Terrorism Risk

Canadian terrorism expert Wesley Wark wonders if Canadian authorities missed an opportunity to arrest the attackers.

October 23, 2014 2 Comments

Parliament The Day After: A Canadian Lawmaker Describes The Ordeal

Canadian MP David McGuinty was among those inside parliament when a gunman stormed inside and launched a shooting attack.

October 23, 2014 Comment

New Documentary Profiles Human Rights Watch Team

An elite group known as the E-Team travels across the globe documenting human rights violations and war crimes.

October 23, 2014 Comment

Canadian PM: ‘We Will Be Vigilant But We Will Not Run Scared’

A day after a shooting attack in Parliament yesterday, the Prime Minister of Canada urged the nation to remain strong.

October 23, 2014 Comment

Canada’s Parliament Back To Work After Shooting Attack

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today urged members of Parliament to seek medical help if they are suffering stress from the attack.

October 22, 2014 Comment

Going Inside The Mind Of Serial Killers

When police arrested Darren Vann in Indiana over the weekend, he confessed to killing seven women. We speak with a forensic psychiatrist.

October 22, 2014 11 Comments

Official Autopsy Of Michael Brown Shows Teen Was Shot At Close Range

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch says the official autopsy supports the Ferguson police officer’s statements that there was a struggle over his weapon.

October 22, 2014 Comment

China’s Corruption Campaign

A growing number of Communist Party and government officials are committing suicide in China, amid the crackdown on corruption.

October 22, 2014 Comment

Soldier, 1 Suspect Dead In Shooting At Canada’s Parliament

Police say one gunman was killed, and they were searching for as many as two others, after the shooting attack.

October 21, 2014 Comment

Louisiana Gov. Issues Executive Order To Better Protect Rape Survivors

The move follows revelations that some survivors were being charged thousands of dollars for forensic exams and treatment.

October 20, 2014 Comment

Who’s Next In Allowing Same-Sex Marriages

Nick Blumberg of KJZZ in Arizona – where same-sex marriage is now legal – reports on which courts are likely to rule next.

October 9, 2014 7 Comments

Another Officer Involved Shooting Sparks Protests In St. Louis

An off-duty St. Louis police officer shot and killed a black 18-year-old who authorities said had fired at the officer, leading to angry demonstrations.

October 3, 2014 Comment

Drones Being Used In Search For Missing UVA Student

The search continues for Hannah Graham, the 18 year-old University of Virginia student who disappeared last month.

September 30, 2014 7 Comments

UC System Releases Sexual Assault Policy Recommendations

A UC task force has released its own sexual assault policy recommendations. At the same time, California lawmakers recently passed an affirmative consent law.

September 23, 2014 6 Comments

The Lawyer Who Would ‘Stop At Nothing To Win’

Paul Barrett’s new book chronicles a decades long environmental case to win compensation for Ecuador’s indigenous tribes, and the lawyer who waged it.

September 18, 2014 Comment

Australian Authorities Say They Have Stopped ISIS Plot

Police conducted raids and have detained 15 people after receiving intelligence reports that a senior ISIS leader told followers in Australia to carry out an attack.

September 18, 2014 3 Comments

Alabama Judge May Resign Amidst Abuse Charges

Alabama senators are calling for the resignation of a judge who is charged with beating his wife.

September 18, 2014 8 Comments

New Plans To Fight Sexual Misconduct On Campus

University of Colorado, Boulder is adding new awareness programs for all incoming students that address stalking, partner abuse and sexual assault.

September 17, 2014 Comment

Manhunt Underway In Pennsylvania For ‘Extremely Dangerous’ Suspect

Authorities are searching for Eric Frein, who is suspected of shooting two police officers in the Pocono Mountains on Friday night.

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October 23 Comment

New Documentary Profiles Human Rights Watch Team

An elite group known as the E-Team travels across the globe documenting human rights violations and war crimes.

October 23 Comment

Bottom Of The Sea Is ‘A World Of Surprises’

The world's oceans cover nearly two-thirds of the Earth's surface, yet little is understood about the ocean floor.

October 22 13 Comments

Colorado Backs Away From Pot Edibles Ban

Critics say a ban would violate the state's voter-approved legalization of recreational marijuana, which took effect in January.

October 22 4 Comments

Modest Raise For Social Security Recipients

Economist Diane Swonk says the 1.7 percent cost-of-living increase falls short of the inflation older Americans actually see.