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May 22, 2015 Comment

Oregon Looks To Raise Wages For People With Intellectual Disabilities

Some adults in Oregon with developmental disabilities are paid as little as 25 cents an hour – well below the minimum wage.

May 22, 2015 3 Comments

The Ad That Ushered In An Era Of Tough-On-Crime Politics

In 1988, an attack ad about Gov. Michael Dukakis granting “weekend prison passes” to murderers upended the presidential race.

May 21, 2015 Comment

Jailed Journalist Goes On Trial In Iran Next Week

The Washington Post’s Tehran bureau chief Jason Rezaian has been held in custody for more than a year.

May 21, 2015 4 Comments

Mother Of Student Informant Who Overdosed Wants Dealer Charged

Francesca Sinacori says police know the identity of the dealer, but no charges have been filed, 19 months after her son’s death.

May 21, 2015 3 Comments

More Training Proposed For Oklahoma Volunteer Police

The role of these volunteers has come under increased scrutiny after a Tulsa County reserve deputy killed a restrained man last month.

May 20, 2015 Comment

Becoming A Cop, As Police Protests Dominate Headlines

What motivates someone to become a police officer these days? KUOW’s Amy Radil met some of Washington state’s newest recruits.

May 20, 2015 Comment

Five Banks To Pay Billions Over Currency Manipulation

JPMorgan Chase, Barclays, Royal Bank of Scotland Group, Citigroup and UBS have agreed to plead guilty to criminal charges.

May 20, 2015 11 Comments

Is Oklahoma’s Death Penalty Cruel And Unusual? Supreme Court To Decide

We look at why Oklahoma and other states settled on midazolam, and what may change when the Supreme Court ruling comes down.

May 20, 2015 Comment

Feds Say High-Profile Cancer Foundation Was A Fraud

Less than 3 percent of the money raised actually went to patients, according to the filing by the Federal Trade Commission.

May 20, 2015 Comment

The Sticking Point Of The Patriot Act: Section 215

This is the section former NSA contractor Edward Snowden brought to light, concerning the bulk collection of American’s phone records.

May 19, 2015 15 Comments

How To Get Arrested Without Really Trying

An in-depth look at law and disorder exposes some of the tensions between police and the communities they serve.

May 19, 2015 Comment

Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs Front And Center After Waco Shootout

Authorities in Texas had warned weeks ago that tensions were escalating between rival motorcycle gangs.

May 19, 2015 5 Comments

In Nebraska, A Rare Conservative Push To Ban The Death Penalty

The Nebraska Legislature will decide in the next weeks whether to officially ban the death penalty.

May 18, 2015 32 Comments

Marathon Bombing Survivor Reflects On Death Sentence

Jeff Bauman says he opposes the death penalty, but the bomber’s “life ended when he made the choice to do that.”

May 18, 2015 108 Comments

Dozens Arrested After Waco Biker Gang Shootout

A Sunday biker meet-up at a restaurant in Texas turned into a shootout between motorcycle gangs, leaving nine dead and 18 injured.

May 18, 2015 11 Comments

The Case For Police Militarization

An undersheriff in Michigan argues that military-style equipment can be a necessary tool to intervene in potentially violent situations.

May 15, 2015 2 Comments

Boston Marathon Bomber Sentenced To Death

A jury has sentenced Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death for his role in the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013.

May 15, 2015 Comment

Jury In Aurora Shooting Trial Tries To Determine Sanity Of Defendant

Prosecutors argue James Holmes was sane at the time of the movie theater shootings, in which 12 people were killed and 70 injured.

May 14, 2015 5 Comments

No Resume, No Interview, No Problem At Yonkers Bakery

Greyston Bakery invites people to apply, regardless of immigration status, criminal records or work experience.

May 14, 2015 Comment

‘Black Love Matters’ Movement Takes To The Streets In Milwaukee

“Black Lives Matter” has become a rallying cry across the U.S. A group in Milwaukee wants to let people know that black love also matters.

Spotlight

Peter O’Dowd follows the route of Abraham Lincoln's funeral train 150 years ago, to look at modern-day race relations and Lincoln's legacy.

Robin and Jeremy

Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.

May 21 5 Comments

YouTube Sensation Publishes Her First Cookbook

Maangchi's career was born when her son suggested she start making videos of herself cooking Korean dishes.

May 21 15 Comments

UC’s Napolitano Speaks Out On High Cost Of Public Ed, Anti-Semitism On Campus

Janet Napolitano talks about a plan to freeze in-state tuition, and campus protests against Israel's occupation of the West Bank.

May 20 Comment

‘Finding The Good’ Through Obituary Writing

Journalist Heather Lende has been writing obituaries in the small town of Haines, Alaska, for 20 years.

May 20 3 Comments

Pandas’ Bamboo Diet May Endanger Them

New research examining the genetics of panda waste shows they would be better suited to eat meat than plants.