Should teen inmates ever be put in solitary confinement?


DOWNLOAD VIDEO New York State has decided not to allow prisons to place teenage inmates in solitary confinement. The new policy comes as a report…read more

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Protests in Venezuela Reach Boiling Point


Protests in the South American country of Venezuela turned deadly this week. Demonstrators burned trash and made noise any way they could outside a court in the capital, Caracas, where a top opposition leader faces criminal charges. Continue reading

Anti-government protesters clash with riot police in central Kiev on February 18, 2014. (credit Sergei Supinsky/AFP/Getty Images)

Fresh protest violence erupts in Ukrainian capital


Fighting and fire erupted in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev yesterday, with officials reporting more than a dozen people killed in the latest anti-Russian protests that have embroiled the country for almost three months. Continue reading


Mistrial in murder of black Florida teen revives debate on race and self-defense


This weekend, a Florida jury convicted 47-year-old Jacksonville software developer Michael Dunn on three counts of attempted murder, but declared a mistrial on a charge that he murdered 17-year-old black teenager Jordan Davis in a case that has drawn comparison to the killing of Trayvon Martin. Continue reading

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3-D printing turns ideas into reality right before your eyes


In what might be the most important technological innovation since the home computer, 3-D printers now allows engineers, designers and scientists to turn their ideas into physical realities right before their eyes. Continue reading


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