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Attorney General Eric Holder says low-level, nonviolent drug offenders will no longer be charged with crimes that impose harsh mandatory minimum sentences.
Kentucky is one of a growing number of states that have directed money away from prisons and toward treatment programs for low level, nonviolent drug offenders.
An Egyptian security official says authorities have postponed a move to disperse two sit-ins by supporters of the country’s ousted president to “avoid bloodshed.”
With fewer than 24 hours until New Jersey’s special Democratic Senate primary election, Newark Mayor Cory Booker is up by more 35 percent in the polls, and has raised millions more than his rivals.
Ethiopia is one of the fastest growing economies in the world. The vast demand for construction labor in is drawing women into an industry dominated by men.
Global warming and other factors are causing an oversupply of lobsters in Maine. The result is that prices have dropped to about half since 2007. We speak with an eighth generation lobsterman.
A federal judge says New York City’s stop-and-frisk policy violates both the 4th and 14th amendments of the Constitution. She’s appointing an independent monitor to oversee reforms.
The Florida state representative who will chair hearings on that state’s controversial “stand your ground” law says he doesn’t support changing “one damn comma” the law.
After a clerk in a high-end store in Switzerland refused to show Oprah Winfrey an expensive handbag, we look at how businesses use our physical appearance as an indicator of socioeconomic status.
New genetic research could provide life-changing treatments for people with epilepsy. The study has identified two genes and 25 mutations associated with the most serious form of epilepsy.
NPR’s Stephen Thompson brings us new music each week. Today we listen to “Covered” by Sarah Siskind, her re-issued album that went under the radar during its first release in 2003.
When his aunt died, columnist Danny Heitman inherited many of her books. He writes, “Passing on your favorite books to your heirs has sentimental value. But how will that work if your library is digital?”
From Civil Wars to Charlie Kohlhase.
Former Boston crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger has been convicted in a string of 11 killings and other underworld crimes. The 83-year-old Bulger faces life in prison.