After Trayvon, Congress Takes Up Racial Profiling
Senate leader Dick Durbin held a Judiciary panel hearing on "Ending Racial Profiling in America." The panelists included lawmakers, cops and civil liberties groups. Victims of racial profiling held a news conference after the hearing.
Some Defendants Unaware Of FBI's Flawed Forensics
Sloppy work by forensic examiners at an FBI lab produced unreliable evidence for trial — and may have helped send innocent people to jail. A Justice Department review turned up the problems and prosecutors were notified. But many representatives for the defendants themselves were never told. Audie Cornish talks to Washington Post reporter Spencer Hsu.
Norwegian Mass Murderer: Attacks Were 'Spectacular'
Norwegian mass-murderer Anders Breivik addressed his trial in Oslo on Tuesday. He testified that he acted to protect Norway from Muslim immigration and compared himself to a World War II commander, claiming his acts were based on goodness, not evil.
Carrying 'Dreams': Why Women Become Surrogates
Most surrogates are paid thousands of dollars to bear a child for someone else, but many say that's not the main motivation. Women who are eager to get pregnant on behalf of others are inspired, among other things, by family history and a love of pregnancy.
Democrat Bob Kerrey Faces Uphill Race In Nebraska
The former governor and two-term senator is vying for the Senate seat left open by retiring Democrat Ben Nelson. But he's been out of Nebraska for more than a decade, and Republicans now outnumber Democrats in the state by a wide margin.
SuperDonor Backs Romney — And Gay Marriage
Billionaire hedge fund manager Paul Singer has given $1 million to Restore Our Future, the superPAC supporting Mitt Romney. Singer is a longtime donor to GOP causes, but he's also a high-profile, big-money advocate for gay marriage.
Threatened Catholics Churches Saved In Cleveland
Twelve Catholic churches that were closed by the Cleveland Diocese will be re-opened after a successful appeal by the affected parishes. Melissa Block speaks with Patricia Schulte-Singleton, who heads "Endangered Catholics Coalition." She is a parishioner of Saint Patrick Parish in Cleveland, one of the churches which had been closed.
In Noisy Digital Era, 'Elegant' Internet Still Thrives
Before Facebook and MySpace transformed how we interact online, there was another kind of Internet: the SDF network, made up of users connecting via phone lines and code. Around the world, 30,000 computing enthusiasts still use that network today.