The Latest: March 2013

Biographies
Man Convicted of Child Abuse at Spirit Lake Reservation

The case had been flagged by a whistleblower, whose reports helped lead to federal intervention on the reservation. (read more »)

Biographies
Setting Off Down the “Red Road”

For Native Americans, a life along the red road means a life lived clean and sober. It is a sacred concept, which for Robin Charboneau, was once elusive. (read more »)

Social Issues
What Police Found in Adam Lanza’s Home

A Connecticut state prosecutor released today new information on the investigation of the Newtown, Conn. shooting, revealing that Adam Lanza had access to the multiple guns his mother had purchased and taught him to shoot. (read more »)

Social Issues
Right-to-Die Group Claims Initial Victory in Minnesota

The Final Exit Network, which has defeated charges of illegally aiding suicides in Arizona and Georgia, is now fighting its third case. (read more »)

Biographies
For Tribes, Prosecuting Non-Native Abusers Still a Challenge

New domestic violence protections for Native American women will take time to put in place. For some, it may not happen at all. (read more »)

Sports
With Eye on Concussions, NFL Adopts New Rule on Helmet Hits

In an effort to reduce the number of head injuries that occur on the field, NFL owners have approved a new rule that will penalize players from striking opponents with the crown of their helmets. (read more »)

Social Issues
Newtown Firearms Lobby Wades Into Connecticut Gun-Control Debate

The National Shooting Sports Foundation, based in Newtown, today released a radio ad warning that proposed gun-control legislation would only "punish" law-abiding firearms owners. (read more »)

Race / Multicultural
Why ICE Released Those 2,000 Immigrant Detainees

It was due to budget reasons, Director John Morton told Congress today. (read more »)

Iraq / War on Terror
The Iraq War Is Over. Now What?

Ten years on, the legacy of Iraq remains far from settled. One thing that's clear: the war will continue to influence the U.S., Iraq, and its neighbors in the Middle East for decades to come. (read more »)

Health / Science / Technology
For Fukushima Workers, Cancer Isn’t the Only Health Threat

Since the disaster, Fukushima's workers have been shunned and some are experiencing severe mental trauma. Watch what happened to them that day. (read more »)

Iraq / War on Terror
The Iraq War: How We Spent $800 Billion (and Counting)

The Iraq war cost twice as much as the war in Afghanistan, and more than 16 times as much as the Bush administration predicted. But what did we pay for? (read more »)

Foreign Affairs / Defense
The “Indie” Journalists At the Center of the Bradley Manning Trial

The two stalwarts dedicated to covering the WikiLeaks case aren't from the mainstream press. (read more »)

Social Issues
While Feds Debate, States Take Up Gun Fight

More than 1,000 new bills have been proposed at the state level since Newtown. What's happening in your state? (read more »)

Foreign Affairs / Defense
Syria Two Years Later: Bloody Civil War With No End In Sight

The Syrian revolution started two years ago today in Dara’a, a small farming town 60 miles south of Damascus. But what began as peaceful protests has grown into a bloody civil war with no end in sight. (read more »)

Social Issues
Report: Newtown Shooter Researched Several Mass Murderers

Articles and documents related to several mass murderers were found in one of two bedrooms Adam Lanza used in the house he shared with his mother, Nancy. (read more »)

Business / Economy / Financial
SEC Nominee Signals Cautious Approach to Prosecuting Banks

Prosecutors should consider the "collateral consequences" of bringing criminal indictments against financial institutions, SEC nominee Mary Jo White told lawmakers at her confirmation hearing. (read more »)

Health / Science / Technology
DentalWorks Chain Misdiagnosed for Money, Dentists Say

The chain, which is one of several dental chains under scrutiny for its practices, allegedly pushed for diagnoses that would lead to more expensive treatment. (read more »)

Foreign Affairs / Defense
Secretly Recorded Audio Leaked of Bradley Manning’s Court Statement

The Freedom of the Press Foundation secretly recorded the audio, which for the first time, allows the world to hear the voice of the man who admitted leaking more than 500,000 classified documents. (read more »)

Social Issues
Live Online Screening: ENDGAME: AIDS in Black America

Read the transcript of our special digital screening with filmmaker Renata Simone and a panel of experts and activists from the film. (read more »)

Social Issues
Bringing Good From the Newtown Tragedy

How the Barden family is coping with the loss of their 7-year-old son Daniel, who was killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School, and trying to encourage acts of compassion in his memory. (read more »)

Business / Economy / Financial
Holder: Big Banks’ Clout “Has an Inhibiting Impact” on Prosecutions

The attorney general's comments underscored previous concerns that the Justice Department hasn't been sufficiently aggressive in prosecuting major banks for the fiscal crisis. (read more »)

Business / Economy / Financial
Senators Bash DOJ for “Evasive” Response on “Too Big To Jail”

Two U.S. senators have criticized the Department of Justice for offering an "aggressively evasive" response to their questions about why major banks have avoided prosecution for the financial crisis. (read more »)

Criminal Justice
Sheldon Adelson’s Casino Company Stirs Fresh Questions With Admission It ‘Likely’ Broke Federal Law

Last week's admission by Sheldon Adelson's casino company that it had "likely" violated provisions of the federal law barring U.S. companies from bribing foreign officials raises some intriguing questions. Chief among them: Which transactions are at issue? (read more »)

Foreign Affairs / Defense
Manning Plea Sets Up Court Martial Strategy

Pleading guilty to about half of the 22 charges against him in military court yesterday, Army private Bradley Manning delivered … Continue reading (read more »)

Biographies
Training A Camera On the Children of the Holocaust

Marian Marzynski was on WBUR Radio’s “Here & Now” program today to discuss why he decided to make "Never Forget to Lie," the vivid memories of other child survivors and the unfinished business of his own Holocaust story. (read more »)

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