Laura Sullivan

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Last 'Angola 3' Inmate's Conviction Should Be Thrown Out, Court Says

Friday, November 21, 2014

Albert Woodfox has spent about 40 years in solitary for the 1972 murder of a prison guard. A federal appeals court's unanimous decision could set him free, if the state decides not to challenge it.


Keep Your Head Up: 'Text Neck' Takes A Toll On The Spine

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Newly published research finds that common texting posture can put as much as 60 pounds of force on the cervical spine.


Tension Builds As Ferguson, Mo., Waits For Grand Jury Decision

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

As we wait for the announcement on whether a white police officer will be indicted in the shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old, we examine the case before the panel.


Ohio Bill Would Shield Source Of Lethal Injection Drugs

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

As states struggle to obtain the drugs used to put someone to death, Ohio lawmakers consider a bill that would shield the ID of any drugmaker, pharmacy or medical professional involved in executions.


'Flying Doughnuts': Airbus Files Patent For A New Kind Of Plane

Monday, November 17, 2014

The new design would seat passengers within a circular seating area rather than in short rows inside a tube.


NBA Commissioner Thinks Gambling On Games Should Be Legal

Friday, November 14, 2014

Breaking with other major pro sports leagues, Adam Silver says the world is changing and that Congress should allow sports betting that is legal and regulated.


Red Cross Employee Survey Finds Doubts About Leadership, Ethics

Thursday, November 13, 2014

The results of an internal survey of more than 14,000 employees found that 4 out of 10 employees have doubts about the charity's commitment to ethical conduct.


China's Leader Says Journalists Are Like Broken Cars

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Even the White House wasn't sure what to expect when Chinese President Xi Jinping took a rare question from a U.S. reporter during a joint news conference with President Obama in Beijing.


Chinese Shoppers Set Record For 'Singles Day' Shopping Spree

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

A day meant to celebrate being single has turned in to the world's largest shopping event. But it's unlikely to catch on in the U.S.


Police Can Seize And Sell Assets Even When The Owner Broke No Law

Monday, November 10, 2014

Civil asset forfeiture rules say all that matters is that the car or house or cash was used by somebody in a crime. Challenging the seizure is often too costly to be worth it.


Red Cross Troubles Have Been Building For Years

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Americans donated more than $300 million to the American Red Cross after Superstorm Sandy in 2012. Some are challenging the charity's effectiveness and its priorities. This isn't the first time.


Red Cross 'Diverted Assets' During Storms' Aftermath To Focus On Image

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

An investigation by NPR and ProPublica reveals how the Red Cross increased its focus on public relations while it struggled to meet basic needs of storm victims.

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Justice Department Supports Native Americans In Child Welfare Case

Friday, August 29, 2014

For the first time, the department wades into a federal district court case involving the Indian Child Welfare Act, a law meant to keep Native American families together.


A Tax Bill Killed By The Push And Pull Of Politics On The Hill

Monday, August 04, 2014

Sometimes seemingly nonsensical moves โ€” like most of what happens behind the scenes on Capitol Hill โ€” are deftly calculated plays for political survival.


Senate Bill Would Fine Colleges For Mismanaging Campus Rape Cases

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

A group of senators has introduced legislation aimed at combating sexual assault on college campuses. It would force schools to handle accusations more aggressively and provide advocates for victims.


Ghost Cats And Musket Balls: Stories Told By Capitol Interns

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Giving Capitol tours to constituents is a primary duty of Hill interns. They provide a great deal of information, but sometimes they're a little short on actual history.


Insurance For Fake Identities The Latest Skirmish Over Obamacare

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Republicans say a sting in which false identities were used to sign up for health care has revealed a major problem. Democrats question the premise that people would try to steal insurance.


Senate Re-Authorizes Government's Role In Terrorism Insurance

Thursday, July 17, 2014

The Senate has voted to reauthorize terrorism risk insurance, to help businesses stay solvent in the event of attacks. The bill faces a tougher road in the House, where some Republicans want to reduce the potential price tag for taxpayers.


Senate Democrats Aim To Overturn High Court's Hobby Lobby Ruling

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The measure is unlikely to pass, however, they are hoping to give Democrats a boost in contested states this fall by getting single female voters fired up to head to the polls.


Lawmakers Unearth Failures To Investigate Campus Sex Crimes

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

According to survey results released by Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., many American colleges are breaking the law by failing to respond to sexual assault allegations on campus.

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