When Billie Holiday died on July 17, 1959, thousands of mourners attended her funeral at St. Paul the Apostle Roman Catholic Church in New York City. But Holiday isn't buried in New York's Woodlawn Cemetery, near Duke Ellington and Miles Davis. Instead, she's "way, way, way out" in the Bronx.
The Republican presidential candidate says he wants to revive an idea first tried under the Bush administration: the personal re-employment account. Long-term unemployed people would get a lump sum to spend on job retraining and education. The idea was tried in eight states in 2004 and 2005.
Opening statements will be made Tuesday in the trial of a former Air Force instructor accused of rape and sexual assault of young trainees in his care at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas. Staff Sgt. Luis Walker faces 28 charges and could be sentenced to life in prison. Other instructors are also under investigation.
For nearly 20 years, the NOAA's Aquarius Reef Base has operated off Key Largo 60 feet underwater as the world's only undersea research station. The Obama administration has essentially killed its funding, and the staff is now working to find other money to keep the research station alive.
Recent law school grads are facing one of the worst job markets in decades. But there's one place where law firms are hiring — rural America, where some counties are served by just one or two attorneys. Now some law schools in Iowa and Nebraska are trying to encourage their students to reconsider practicing law in small towns.
Sen. Harry Reid doesn't believe in playing it safe when it comes to his public utterances. On Monday he said the failure to pass new campaign-finance disclosure legislation could lead to "17 angry old white men" owning the country.
Republican Mitt Romney's presidential campaign says a recently formed arm of the organization collected $140 million during a three-month period this spring, mostly from high-end donors. The analogous arm of President Obama's re-election drive took more than a year to raise $185 million.
Politics has been a profession ruled by gut instinct, gurus and polls. But over the past 15 years, the primary method of scientific advance — the randomized controlled study — has been wheedling its way into politics. Bit by bit, it's challenging a lot of the conventional wisdom that dominates current political campaigns.
Court martial began Monday for Sergeant Luis Walker. He is accused of rape, aggravated sexual assault and other charges as part of an investigation into sexual abuse at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas. Walker is one of 12 instructors accused of abusing young female recruits. The scandal is calling into question the military's "zero tolerance" policy on sexual assault. Larry Abramson talks to Robert Siegel.
There's a political action committee in Washington state that has just one source of funds — the mother of the candidate. Laura Ruderman, who is running in the First Congressional District, says she had no idea her mom was funding the PAC which is planning TV ads attacking her opponent's business record.
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