Crime & Justice

Egypt Agrees To Deport U.S. Citizen Sentenced For Protests

In April, Mohamed Soltan, 27, was sentenced to life in prison for his ties to the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood. He had been on a more than year-long hunger strike.

Mary Ellen Mark And The Caged Prostitutes Of Mumbai

The photographer, who died this week, turned her lens on the marginal people of the world. One of her most acclaimed projects was her series of photos taken in the brothels of Mumbai.

South Korea Struggles To Contain Deadly MERS Virus' Spread

Health officials in South Korea are coming under fire after cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, or MERS, swelled from one to 13 inside of two weeks.

Weekend Edition Saturday

CBS' Bob Schieffer Retires Sunday As Last Of The Old-School TV Anchors

Bob Schieffer, anchor of CBS' Face the Nation, retires Sunday after 46 years at the network. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says Schieffer is the last among a vanished breed of traditional news anchors.

FIFA Scandal Has Echoes Of Salt Lake Olympics Corruption Crisis

Officials of both organizations were accused of taking bribes. Leaders of both said they couldn't watch subordinates' behavior. Persistent outsiders found evidence of misconduct.

Anthrax Was Accidentally Sent To 11 States, 2 Countries, Pentagon Now Says

The numbers are more than the Pentagon's Thursday estimate of nine states and a U.S. Air Force base in South Korea. News organizations named Australia as the other country that received the samples.

All Things Considered

Trickster Journalist Explains Why He Duped The Media On Chocolate Study

John Bohannon, the man behind a stunt that bamboozled many news organizations into publishing junk science on dieting, talks to NPR's Robert Siegel about why he carried out the scheme.

All Things Considered

As Police Body Cameras Increase, What About All That Video?

Police cams have suddenly become a big business. But the real money is in selling departments a way to store each day's video. Firms are offering easy uploads to the cloud but costs are bound to grow.

All Things Considered

When Are Employee Wellness Incentives No Longer Voluntary?

Many workers like the programs, and employers say they help hold down health insurance costs. But there are legal questions about how far companies can go to encourage participation.

Reports: Ex-Speaker Hastert's Payments Linked To Sexual Misconduct

Both The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times are reporting that Hastert was paying a man to not reveal that Hastert had abused him years ago.

Justice Ginsburg, Speaking In Cambridge, Urges Young Women To Wage Inspiring Fights

May 29, 2015
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was in Cambridge Friday to accept a Radcliffe Medal, which Harvard University's Radcliffe Institute awards annually to an individual who has had a "transformative impact" on society. (Stephan Savoia/AP)

The 82-year-old justice was in Cambridge Friday to receive an award from Harvard University’s Radcliffe Institute.

Non-Fatal Shootings Are Up In Boston This Year

May 29, 2015

As police continue to investigate a shooting in Dorchester that injured two people, including a 7-year-old, data show such shootings are up this year.

Former Speaker Of The House Indicted For Hidden Payments

May 29, 2015
Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert of Illinois attends the unveiling of his portrait at the U.S. Capitol July 28, 2009 in Washington, DC. Hastert was the longest serving Republican speaker, holding the post from 1999-2007. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Dennis Hastert was indicted by prosecutors for payments he made to an unnamed individual to cover up “past misconduct.”

Gold Coins Also Reported Missing From Boston Public Library

May 29, 2015

A retired employee claims gold coins originally placed in the cornerstone of the main building have been missing for decades.

Week In The News: FIFA Arrests, Texas Floods, 2016 Horse Race

May 29, 2015
Residents are evacuated by members of the Houston Fire Department from floodwaters surrounding their homes in Houston, Tuesday, May 26, 2015. Heavy rain overnight caused flooding and closure of sections of highways in the Houston area. (AP)

Texas floods. Soccer scandal. Nebraska outlaws the death penalty. Identity theft at the IRS. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Community Meeting Held In Dorchester Following Shooting Of 7-Year-Old

May 29, 2015

The meeting threw into sharp relief the divide between police and the public.

Big Decisions Still To Come From U.S. Supreme Court

May 28, 2015
The Supreme Court is pictured on Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, in Washington, D.C. (Susan Walsh/AP)

Same-sex marriage, healthcare reform and the death penalty are a few of the issues the justices will weigh in on in the next few weeks.

Videos Of Police Using Force Become Tool For Learning

May 28, 2015
Instructor Russ Hicks looks on as recruits perform a mock arrest. (Rowan Moore Gerety/Northwest Public Radio)

At the Criminal Justice Training Center in Burien, Wash., videos of police-involved shootings are unpacked in the classroom.

Illegal Immigration At Lowest Level In Over 20 Years

May 28, 2015
A U.S. Border Patrol agent prepares to take an unaccompanied Salvadorian minor, 13, to a processing center after he crossed the Rio Grande from Mexico into the United States on July 24, 2014 in Mission, Texas. Tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors and immigrant families have crossed illegally into the United States this year and presented themselves to federal agents, causing a humanitarian crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border. (John Moore/Getty Images)

Fewer migrants are crossing the Southwestern border and entering the U.S. illegally now than at any other time in at least 20 years.

Russia’s Putin Pulls A Red Card On U.S. Over FIFA Case

May 28, 2015
Russia's President Vladimir Putin looks on while speaking with journalists in Itamaraty Palace in Brazilia, early on July 17, 2014. (Alexi Nikolsky/AFP/Getty Images)

Vladimir Putin says the corruption charges levied against top soccer officials are a “blatant attempt” by the U.S to extend its jurisdiction.

Tsarnaev Sentencing Hearing Is Set For June 24

May 28, 2015

About 20 victims have asked to speak at the sentencing hearing. Tsarnaev will also be given the opportunity to speak.

Cleveland Police Overhaul

May 28, 2015
Protesters congregate in front of city hall Tuesday, May 26, 2015, in Cleveland. Members of about 40 churches are protesting the acquittal of a white patrolman charged in the deaths of two unarmed black motorists with a march through downtown Cleveland. (AP)

The new Cleveland standard of American policing. Will it stop abuse? Will it get the job done?

IRS Investigates Breach Impacting 100,000 Taxpayers

May 27, 2015
The Internal Revenue Service headquarters in Washington, D.C.. The agency is investigating a data breach affecting over 100,000 people. (J. David Ake/AP)

The Internal Revenue Service says criminals were able to gain access to people’s tax returns, and file fraudulent tax returns.

7-Year-Old Boy Shot In Dorchester In Good Condition

May 27, 2015

A 7-year-old boy who was shot while riding his bike in Dorchester Sunday was listed in good condition Wednesday, as police and the boy’s mother are calling on the public to help find the shooter.

FIFA Officials Arrested On Charges Of Bribery And Corruption

May 27, 2015
A FIFA logo sits next to the entrance to the FIFA headquarters on May 27, 2015 in Zurich, Switzerland. Swiss police on Wednesday raided a Zurich hotel to detain top FIFA football officials as part of a US investigation into corruption. (Philipp Schmidli/Getty Images)

The arrests, on charges of accepting bribes and kickbacks, were made at the request of the U.S. Department of Justice.

Why It’s Hard To Prove Someone Not Guilty By Reason of Insanity

May 27, 2015
Colorado movie theater shooting suspect James Holmes sits in Arapahoe County District Court in Centennial, Colo., on June 4, 2013. (Andy Cross/The Denver Post via AP)

James Holmes, who opened fire in a movie theater in Aurora, Colo., has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to 166 criminal counts.

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