In the infamous “kids for cash” scandal, two Pennsylvania judges took money in exchange for sending thousands of kids to privately-run detention centers, often for extremely minor offenses.
New York lawmakers are expected this morning to give final passage to legislation that would toughen the state’s existing assault weapons ban.
France is sending more troops, and thousands of West African soldiers are expected to arrive in coming days, to fight Islamist extremists who have seized a Malian town.
Enrollment at more than 40 percent of private colleges and universities declined last year, forcing the institutions to offer steep tuition discounts to fill seats.
“Beasts of the Southern Wild” is up for four Oscars, including the youngest Best Actress nominee ever. Here & Now’s Emiko Tamagawa spoke with the stars.
Kelly Frey, the editor of Oklahoma’s big daily newspaper The Oklahoman, is from El Reno, Okla. and describes what it’s like to grow up in “tornado alley.”Comment | more »
Are home-based shelters really enough to hold back an F5 category tornado, which can have winds upwards of 300 miles per hour? And what about people who don’t have home-based shelters?3 Comments | more »
If you find yourself waxing nostalgic for the kind of 1970s investigative journalism that led to the Watergate hearings, you can now relive the chills and thrills of the Washington Post investigation.Comment | more »