HOUSTON — The White House promised an appeal Tuesday after a federal judge in Texas temporarily blocked President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration and gave a coalition of 26 states time to pursue a lawsuit aiming to permanently stop the orders. Continue reading
More Americans than ever before are spending time in jail despite a drop in the crime rate in the past two decades. That’s according to a new report that also found that a disproportionate number of people in jail suffer from mental illness. Judy Woodruff discusses the findings with Nicholas Turner of the Vera Institute of Justice and Margo Schlanger of the University of Michigan. Continue reading
In San Francisco, a woman is suing the Jehovah’s Witnesses for failing to protect her from a known child abuser when she was a child. The Center for Investigative Reporting has shed light on accusations that religious leaders led a cover-up of child sex abuse. Special correspondent Trey Bundy of the CIR’s Reveal reports on how the organization is using the first amendment to fight these charges. Continue reading
Robert E. Lee was the son of a Revolutionary War hero who was a trusted aide to George Washington. In 1861, after 25 years in the U.S. Army, Lee turned down an offer to command Union forces in the Civil War. That decision is the subject of a new book, “The Man Who Would Not Be Washington.” Judy Woodruff talks to author Jonathan Horn about choices that change history. Continue reading
During SNL 40th anniversary special on Sunday, Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon highlighted many of those witty one-liners and favorite characters during a musical cold open. We rounded them up. Continue reading
New York City’s 12-day, killing-free streak, the longest period the city has gone without a homicide in at least 20 years, ended this weekend with the murder of a 28-year-old Queens resident.
WASHINGTON — The official sign-up season for President Barack Obama’s health care law may be over, but leading congressional Democrats say millions of Americans facing new tax penalties deserve a second chance.
The Federal Aviation Administration released a list of long-awaited proposed rules governing the usage of small commercial drones on Sunday. Continue reading
By this morning, a foot of snow was already on the ground across much of Eastern Massachusetts, and 20 inches had already fallen in some coastal areas. Much of the Midwest also suffered through extreme cold last night and this morning. Another winter storm, Octavia, is expected to bring snow and ice to about a dozen states tonight and tomorrow…from Missouri to Virginia. Continue reading
Americans love their aquariums. The United States reportedly imports nearly half of the total worldwide trade in aquarium fish, which almost all come from the wild, taken off of coral reefs and shipped to aquarists around the world. But while taking fish from the wild can have serious impacts, the effects from the trade range from species to species.