Crime & Justice

House Panel Finds 'No Intelligence Failure' Before Benghazi Attack

The final report by the House Intelligence Committee concludes that the CIA "ensured sufficient security for CIA facilities in Benghazi and... bravely assisted the State Department" on Sept. 11, 2012.

Kerry, Iranian Counterpart Meet Again In Nuclear Talks

Diplomats are meeting in Vienna ahead of Monday's deadline to reach an accord on Iran's nuclear program. NPR's Peter Kenyon notes that there is speculation over who is offering a last-minute proposal.

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Obama's Immigration Moves Do Little To Help Businesses, Groups Say

The actions do make it easier for people with work visas to move between jobs. But they don't address something employers have long pushed for: an increase in visas for low- and high-skilled workers.

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Electric Bikes, On A Roll In Europe, Start To Climb In U.S.

Electric bicycles have been popular in Europe for some time. But recently there has been a surge in U.S. sales amid changing perceptions that e-bikes aren't just for the elderly.

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An Ebola Clinic Figures Out A Way To Start Beating The Odds

Staff members at a clinic in Sierra Leone were told to minimize treatments and expect few survivors. But they refused to follow that plan and came up with a safe way to boost the survival rate.

Poo Power: New British Bus Runs On Human Waste

Touting the use of renewable energy, the Bath Bus Company says the Bio-Bus runs cleaner than a bus powered by a traditional diesel engine.

Texas Education Panel OKs New History, Social Studies Textbooks

The 10-5 vote in the Republican-controlled panel was along party lines. The outcome is significant because Texas with it 5 million students has a large impact on the national textbook market.

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Texas Hits The Books

For the first time in more than a decade, the Texas State Board of Education has adopted new social studies textbooks. But the process came with a few hiccups.

Last 'Angola 3' Inmate's Conviction Should Be Thrown Out, Court Says

Albert Woodfox has spent about 40 years in solitary for the 1972 murder of a prison guard. A federal appeals court's unanimous decision could set him free, if the state decides not to challenge it.

A Closer Look At Obama's Immigration Plan: What's In It, Who's Affected

The actions announced Thursday are complicated and will lead to many changes in immigration policy. Here we try to explain it plainly.

Country Awaits Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

November 21, 2014
Police face demonstrators protesting the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown outside the police station on November 20, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. At least three people were arrested during the protest. Brown was killed by Darren Wilson, a Ferguson police officer, on August 9. A grand jury is expected to decide this month if Wilson should be charged in the shooting. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

As the nation waits to hear whether the officer who shot 18-year-old Michael Brown will be charged, we look at the protests through the lens of history.

State High Court Overturns New Bedford Murder Conviction

November 21, 2014

The Supreme Judicial Court said the trial judge should not have allowed a secretly recorded prison confession into evidence.

Key Elements Of Obama’s Actions On Immigration

November 21, 2014
U.S. President Barack Obama announces executive actions on U.S. immigration policy during a nationally televised address from the White House, November 20, 2014 in Washington, DC. Obama outlined a plan on Thursday to ease the threat of deportation for about 4.7 million undocumented immigrants. (Photo by Jim Bourg-Pool/Getty Images)

The sweeping changes could shield nearly 5 million people from deportation, without going through Congress.

Mayor Walsh Urges Peaceful Boston Protests After Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

November 20, 2014
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh speaks to the media about the passing of his predecessor, Tom Menino. (Jesse Costa/AP)

Mayor Marty Walsh is calling on people in Boston to express themselves peacefully when a grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri, decides whether to indict police Officer Darren Wilson for the Aug. 9 shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown.

For-Profit Colleges Face Big Questions, Regulations, Lawsuits In Mass.

November 20, 2014
Aja Holmes studies for her online college classes at The University of Phoenix in Raleigh, N.C. An Associated Press analysis shows surging proportions of both low-income students and the recently boosted government money that follows them are ending up at for-profit schools. (Jim R. Bounds/AP)

The state attorney general is investigating about 12 for-profit colleges amid charges of low graduation rates and deceptive sales tactics that leave too many students mired in debt.

Anger, Protests Grow Over Mexico’s 43 Missing Students

November 20, 2014
A students takes part in a protest by students of the Ayotzinapa school and parents of the 43 missing students in Acapulco on November 19, 2014. A caravan of students and relatives of the missing students, feared to have been massacred, came to Acapulco as part of its journey to the Mexican capital to end November 20. (Pedro Pardo/AFP/Getty Images)

The protesters’ rallying cry: “Ya me canse” or “ya me canse del miedo” — I’ve had enough, I’ve had enough fear.

7 Students Sue Harvard Over Push For Fossil Fuel Divestment

November 20, 2014

Seven Harvard University students have filed a lawsuit asking a judge to force the university’s governing body to divest from fossil fuel companies.

Processing Immigrants Slows At Family Detention Center

November 20, 2014
An unidentified Guatemalan woman is seen inside a dormitory in the Artesia Family Residential Center, a federal detention facility for undocumented immigrant mothers and children in Artesia, N.M, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014. (Juan Carlos Llorca/AP)

Immigration lawyers say families are being held longer than usual at the Berks County Residential Center in a small Pennsylvania town.

The Quiet Clean Credit Rating Crisis

November 20, 2014
In this file photo, Hillsborough Sheriff deputy patrols outside the gate of JP Morgan Chase annual stockholders meeting held Tuesday, May 15, 2012, in Tampa, Fla. JP Morgan is one of several large financial institutions currently under investigation for alleged violation of Federal bankruptcy laws. (AP)

You’re supposed to have a clean slate after bankruptcy. But that’s not always true. We’ll ask what’s going on.

Doctor Charged With Sexual Assault On Patients

November 20, 2014

A Massachusetts spine doctor has been indicted for allegedly sexually assaulting two women patients.

4 Things To Know Ahead Of The Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

November 20, 2014
Protestors march along Florissant Road in downtown Ferguson, Mo. Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. The group marched along the closed street, rallying in front of the town's police headquarters to protest the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown by Ferguson police officers on Saturday night. (Sid Hastings/AP)

Various groups are preparing for a grand jury decision — which may come as early as Friday — on whether officer Darren Wilson will be indicted in the fatal shooting of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown.

Spending Cuts Sought To Close Mass. Budget Shortfall

November 19, 2014

Gov. Patrick’s administration is ordering nearly $200 million in immediate spending cuts while asking lawmakers to approve reductions in local aid.

New Film Revisits The Jerry Sandusky Sex Abuse Case

November 19, 2014
Bernie McCue protests next to the Joe Paterno statue in "Happy Valley."(Music Box Films)

The Penn State assistant football coach will likely spend the rest of his life in prison, but that’s not the end of the story.

Mass. Officers Honored For ‘Extraordinary Bravery, Incredible Service’

November 19, 2014

The MIT police officer who authorities say was killed by the Boston Marathon bombing suspects was among several law enforcement officers recognized for their bravery in a State House ceremony Wednesday morning.

FBI Director Avoids Commenting On Marathon Bombing During Boston Visit

November 19, 2014

The new FBI director is close to meeting his goal of visiting all field offices in his first year in office. Director James Comey made visit number 53 on Tuesday.

Fresh Tensions In Jerusalem

November 19, 2014
Ultra-Orthodox Jews attend the funeral of Mosheh Twersky, in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. Two Palestinian cousins armed with meat cleavers and a gun stormed a Jerusalem synagogue during morning prayers Tuesday, killing Twersky and three others in the city's bloodiest attack in years. (AP)

New violence in Jerusalem. The building battle for the Holy City.

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