Crime & Justice

In The Light Of The Morning After, How Bad Was Rubio's Repetition?

"I would pay for them to keep running that clip, because that's what I believe passionately," Rubio said of a much-aired video excerpt if him repeating a line at Saturday's debate.

With 'Formation,' Beyoncé Lights Up The Internet. Here's What People Are Saying

The singer's new music video quickly drew commentary of all kinds — on its references to being black in America, Hurricane Katrina and Black Lives Matter.

All Things Considered

Boeing Can Sell Planes To Iran, But Does Iran Want Them?

The lifting of sanctions allows Boeing to sell planes to Iran. But Iran, which still flies Boeing planes bought before the 1979 revolution, just announced a major deal with Airbus.

Super Bowl 50: A Live-Blog, In Haiku

The Denver Broncos are taking on the Carolina Panthers in the biggest football game of the year — and we're covering it with the littlest poems we can think of. Join us?

A Tale Of Twin Brothers: Poland's Mourned Leader And Lonely Mastermind

The Guardian and The Associated Press offer two windows into the gripping drama of Polish politics: a look at a nation-shaping plane crash, and a profile of the man pulling Poland's political strings.

All Things Considered

A Year On, Did NFL Anti-Domestic Violence Efforts Work?

After a tumultuous season, the NFL condemned domestic violence in its ranks, and put a spotlight on the issue during the last Super Bowl. A year later, it's unclear whether that has made a difference.

In Pictures: The Taiwan Earthquake And Rescue Operations

The magnitude-6.4 earthquake left 26 people dead. The photographs show stories of life and death, destruction and hope in the quake's aftermath.

Professor Who Said Christians, Muslims Share A God Is Leaving Christian College

Larycia Hawkins says she expressed solidarity with Muslims; evangelical Wheaton College said she contradicted its statement of faith. Hawkins, who faced possible termination, is leaving the school.

Weekend Edition Sunday

We've Begun To Draw The Line, But It's Tough To Define Sexual Harassment

A landmark Supreme Court case made sexual harassment in the workplace illegal 30 years ago. In For The Record, we look at how much things have changed — or not — for women in the workplace.

International Community Sharply Criticizes North Korea's Rocket Launch

"Irresponsible," "senseless," "deplorable," "destabilizing," "totally unacceptable": Nations from the U.S. to Russia have denounced the launch, which violates U.N. Security Council resolutions.

Lowell Officer Shoots Armed Suspect During Home Invasion, Police Say

February 7, 2016

Police say the officer shot 48-year-old Timothy Berry, of Haverhill, after Berry pointed a handgun at him. Berry suffered injuries not thought to be life-threatening. The officer, who was uninjured, was placed on administrative leave.

2 People Killed In Canton After Tree Limbs Fall After Snowstorm

February 7, 2016

Thomas Gunning, 48, and Kaleigh Kenyon, 6, died this weekend after large limbs from trees fell after Friday’s snowstorm.

Justice Francis Spina Of Mass. High Court To Retire

February 5, 2016
Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Justice Francis Spina is seen during a hearing in 2006. (Chitose Suzuki/AP)

Spina is the second Supreme Judicial Court justice to announce his retirement this week.

Why Some Forensic Evidence Isn’t Accurate Or Reliable

February 5, 2016
This April 17, 2013 photo shows dental molds used for research at the University of Buffalo, N.Y. Bite mark evidence that may connect a murder suspect to the victim will be allowed at trial, a judge in New York City decided Sept. 5, 2013, disappointing those who hoped the case would help get the forensic technique banished from the nation's courtrooms. (David Duprey/AP)

The co-founder of the Innocence Project explains the problems with certain types of evidence, such as bite marks.

Heading Off Sex Trafficking At Super Bowl 50

February 5, 2016
Public policy fellows with San Francisco's Department on the Status of Women hold mockups of anti-trafficking billboards. (Tara Siler/KQED)

Law enforcement warns there’s a darker side to all the fun – sex traffickers trying to cash in on the big event.

Week In The News: Cruz Wins Iowa, Clinton Edges Sanders, Zika 'Emergency'

February 5, 2016
Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas mingles at a campaign event at Robie's Country Store, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, in Hooksett, N.H. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Ted Cruz, Clinton and Sanders out of Iowa. Zika panic. Syrian peace talks fall apart. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Man In His 20s Fatally Shot In Roxbury

February 5, 2016

Police say the shooting happened at around 5:45 p.m. Thursday near Brookledge Street in Roxbury.

Rep. Katherine Clark ‘Swatted’ After Sponsoring Bill To Criminalize The Hoax

February 4, 2016
A police officer puts up yellow tape a high school in Los Angeles following an electronic threat to the district. Hoaxers are increasingly going online to threaten attacks against U.S. schools, and others. (Richard Vogel/AP)

Say you’re enjoying a quiet night at home. Suddenly, police barricade your street. Guns are drawn. An armored SWAT team pounds on your door. All because of a malicious hoax by someone in another state, or another country even.

The Deadliest Opioid Of Them All – Fentanyl

February 4, 2016
Fusion's new documentary is called "Death by Fentanyl" (fusion.net)

A new documentary explores the rise of the drug, which has two main sources: pharmaceutical companies and Mexican drug cartels.

Who’s On First Bar Near Fenway To Close For Good Months After Fatal Thanksgiving Shooting

February 4, 2016

This week, the Red Sox announced the closure of Who’s on First, a popular bar near that’s been the site of several violent incidents, including a fatal shooting in November.

Richard Dreyfuss On Life And Bernie Madoff

February 4, 2016
Richard Dreyfuss as financier and Ponzi-schemer Bernie Madoff in a scene from the ABC mini-series “Madoff,."Eva Kaminsky/ABC)

Actor Richard Dreyfuss joins us on his new role as Ponzi scheme villain Bernie Madoff and a career of being Dreyfuss.

Supreme Court Chief Justice Roberts Remains Reticent As Usual At New England Law Visit

February 4, 2016

Not allowing questions from reporters and asking that students submit questions in advance, U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts demonstrated once again why he has a reputation for never making any headlines outside the courtroom.

Boston Mobster’s Longtime Girlfriend Pleads Guilty To Contempt Charges

February 3, 2016

WBUR’s Steve Brown was in the courtroom and joined All Things Considered host Lisa Mullins to explain what happened.

What’s Actually In A Background Check For Lyft, Uber And The Sharing Economy?

February 3, 2016
Boston Police Commissioner William Evans testifies during a hearing on the regulation of ride handling companies such as Uber and Lyft on Sept. 15, 2015 at the Statehouse in Boston. (Steven Senne/AP)

We hear the phrase “background check” so often, what exactly does it mean? What records are checked? What can be missed?

Bulger’s Longtime Girlfriend Catherine Greig Pleads Guilty To Contempt

February 3, 2016

Greig already is serving an eight-year prison term for helping Bulger avoid capture.

Justice Robert Cordy Of State’s High Court To Retire

February 3, 2016
Robert Cordy at the State House in December 2000, a couple months before he was appointed Massachusetts Supreme Court justice. (Christopher Pfuhl/AP File)

Republican Gov. Charlie Baker will soon have the opportunity to make his first nomination to the state’s highest court.

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