Laura Sullivan

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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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Lawmakers' Step Back Toward Disclosure Driven By Optics

Thursday, July 03, 2014

The House Ethics Committee is undoing a recent change to its annual financial disclosure form that deleted information about free trips members have taken. Members had explained the change as a way to streamline paperwork, particularly when more detailed information is available elsewhere. They decided the bad publicity wasn't worth the trouble.


VA Bill Was An Easy Sell, But Some Senators Still Feel Sticker Shock

Friday, June 20, 2014

A preliminary analysis by the Congressional Budget Office says that a Veterans Affairs bill recently passed by the Senate could cost $50 billion per year. No lawmaker wants to vote against veterans, but the price tag has a lot of lawmakers nervous.


From The Border To The Hill, Influx Of Immigrant Kids Draws Concern

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Jeh Johnson, the secretary of homeland security, addresses questions about the flood of unaccompanied immigrant children and their detention in an immigrant system built for adults.


Las Vegas Shooting Returns Police Attention To Bundy's Ranch

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Las Vegas police are now confirming that law enforcement officials made three prior contacts with the suspects of a recent shooting spree that left five people dead, including two police officers. Authorities found no indication during those visits that Jerad Miller and his wife, Amanda, planned to carry out violence. The couple's anti-government and anti-law enforcement sentiments continue to be the focus of the investigation.


Paroled From Life Sentences, Aging Ex-Cons Find World That Didn't Wait

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Out from behind bars for the first time in decades, they attempt to make their way in a fast-paced world, still unsure if they deserve that chance.


Life After 'Life': Aging Inmates Struggle For Redemption

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

A Colorado program for long-term offenders helps a group of aging ex-cons as they attempt to make their way in a fast-paced world and rejoin a society that is not sure they deserve that chance.


Colombian Rebel Group Becomes World's Oldest Guerrilla Army

Friday, May 30, 2014

In May 1964, the Marxist guerrilla group Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, known as FARC, began its fight to overthrow the Colombian government. Fifty years later, the FARC is still fighting.

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Rep. Murphy Aims For Mental Health Bill To Pass Before Next Shooting

Friday, May 30, 2014

The latest mass shooting has lawmakers on Capitol Hill talking again about overhauling the mental health system. On Thursday, psychologists and others urged Congress to do more.


Library Of Congress Searches For Missing Jefferson Books

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Staffers at the Library of Congress have been looking for 250 books that belonged to Thomas Jefferson. He gave these books and several thousand more to start the library more than 200 years ago.


The Executioner's Lament

Thursday, May 08, 2014

When things go wrong during an execution, the people responsible for carrying it out experience stressful, chaotic scenes. But even when the process goes right, it can take a lasting toll.


Effort To Force Treatment On Severely Mentally Ill Meets Resistance

Thursday, May 01, 2014

An uneasy fact emerges from the two dozen mass shootings in this country over the past decade: The majority of those pulling the trigger have been severely mentally ill and not receiving treatment.


Enforcing Prison Rape Elimination Standards Proves Tricky

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Thirteen years in the making, the Prison Rape Elimination Act is starting to have an impact. Texas Gov. Rick Perry says it's "ill-conceived," but many other states are adopting the law's standards.


Lawmakers Seek To Lay Roadblock To Powerful Painkiller

Friday, March 14, 2014

Sen. Joe Manchin is introducing a bill to force the Food and Drug Administration to ban potent new painkiller Zohydro, backed by a bipartisan effort to get the FDA to remove its approval of the drug.


Government's Empty Buildings Are Costing Taxpayers Billions

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Taxpayers are footing the bill for the upkeep of 77,000 empty or underutilized federally owned buildings. And a faulty database means the government doesn't know just how many properties it owns.


Critics Question FDA's Approval Of Zohydro

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Prominent universities and drug addiction organizations are asking the FDA to reconsider its approval of a controversial painkiller called Zohydro. It's 10 times more powerful than OxyContin.


Booz Allen Hamilton A Major Player In Intelligence Community

Monday, June 10, 2013

Booz Allen Hamilton, the multi-billion-dollar employer of the National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, has one customer: The United States government. And that customer entrusts it with some of its most closely-held national security secrets.


South Dakota Officials Miss Historic Meeting With Tribes

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Federal officials met with South Dakota's nine Sioux tribes on Wednesday for a historic summit in Rapid City. A year in the making, it was an effort to address long standing concerns over the high number of Native American children the state places in white foster homes. State officials, however, didn't show up for the meeting.


Older Suspect Described As Controlling, Manipulative

Friday, April 19, 2013

Laura Sullivan tells Robert Siegel that she has been learning more about the older suspect, Tamerlan Tsarnaev. She's been talking with three women who knew him when they were in college — and they paint a dark picture.


Getting Lost In The Prison System

Sunday, April 07, 2013

Ten million people funnel in and out of our nation's jails and prisons every year. And every year, some of them get lost. Recently there have been two high-profile cases of such inmates — one who got out years too early, and one who stayed years too long. Both cases had disastrous consequences, but there's no easy fix to this problem. This story originally ran on Morning Edition on April 5.