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From Judges To Inmates, Finding The Human Casualties Of Mandatory Sentencing

From Judges To Inmates, Finding The Human Casualties Of Mandatory SentencingAmid the backdrop of debate inside Washington and across the country, an NPR series will focus on the human toll of the tough mandatory minimum prison terms for drug crimes.

Amid Threats By Hackers, Sony Allows Theaters To Drop ‘The Interview’

Amid Threats By Hackers, Sony Allows Theaters To Drop ‘The Interview’Sony is withdrawing James Franco and Seth Rogen from upcoming promotional appearances for The Interview and will let theaters to cancel showings of the film, following threats of attacks.

150 Years Later, A Formal Apology For The Sand Creek Massacre

150 Years Later, A Formal Apology For The Sand Creek MassacreThe Sand Creek Massacre of December 1864 left nearly 200 people dead. Now, hundreds of Cheyenne and Arapaho are returning to the site to mark the 150th anniversary of the tragedy.

Supreme Court Refuses To Limit Abortion Drug’s Use

Supreme Court Refuses To Limit Abortion Drug’s UseAn Arizona law aiming to limit prescription of RU-486 to the first seven weeks of pregnancy was blocked by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. On Monday, Supreme Court justices let that stand.

The U.S. Has A Surgeon General, For The First Time In 17 Months

The U.S. Has A Surgeon General, For The First Time In 17 MonthsA job that's been open in President Obama's administration since July of 2013 was finally filled Monday, as the Senate voted to confirm Vivek Murthy as America's new surgeon general.

A Copper Bedrail Could Cut Back On Infections For Hospital Patients

A Copper Bedrail Could Cut Back On Infections For Hospital PatientsAround the world, patients acquire new infections simply from spending time in a hospital. One way to fight back: replacing hospital bed rails with copper, a natural infection-killer.

Geminid Meteor Showers Light Up Both Hemispheres

Geminid Meteor Showers Light Up Both HemispheresPieces of gravel and dust from a "rock comet" called 3200 Phaethon are still shooting across the sky, dazzling the Earthlings below.

Cheney On Harsh Interrogation: ‘I’d Do It Again In A Minute’

Cheney On Harsh Interrogation: ‘I’d Do It Again In A Minute’The former vice president doubled down on his defense of the Bush administration's use of such techniques, calling the Senate's recent report "seriously flawed."

A For-Profit College Tries The Charter School Market

A For-Profit College Tries The Charter School MarketITT Technical Institute sought to open high schools around the country, but it's meeting resistance.

Two Years Later, Still Learning From Sandy Hook

Two Years Later, Still Learning From Sandy HookA new report on the 2012 Newtown school shootings says that school administrators failed Adam Lanza despite their best efforts. The authors say the district had a lack of special education expertise.