At a day of remembrance, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon honored emergency workers, victims and survivors of tornadoes that killed 161 people, and praised the ongoing efforts to rebuild Joplin. Reporter Matt Pearce, who was in Joplin the morning after the tornado, talks about the aftermath of the disaster.
US Airways Flight 787 was headed to Charlotte, N.C., from Paris when it landed in Bangor, Maine, instead. The Transportation Security Administration says there was a report of "suspicious behavior" by a passenger.
On Monday, Dharun Ravi was sentenced to a 30-day jail term for using a webcam to spy on his roommate Tyler Clementi. Clementi was having an intimate encounter with another man in their dorm room, and a few days later, he committed suicide. Host Michel Martin discusses the sentence with Paul Butler, a law professor and former federal prosecutor.
Stay-at-home mom Holly McCall says she manages her family's finances and has perfect credit. But due to a federal law, she was denied a credit card because she doesn't make an income. McCall wants the law changed, but Aracely Panameno with the Center for Responsible Lending says the law is necessary. Host Michel Martin speaks with both women.
Over the past decade, employee background checks have become a billion-dollar business. Some lawmakers think companies that want to know not just about criminal backgrounds but social media passwords have gone too far.
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