Life sentences for juveniles who commit murder are now considered cruel and unusual punishment, according to a new Supreme Court decision. Host Michel Martin discusses the closely divided ruling with George Washington University law professor Paul Butler. He's the author of Let's Get Free: A Hip-Hop Theory of Justice.
A Michigan couple wed at a lakeside resort, and what better place for a photo than on the dock? When the wedding party lined up, the dock collapsed. So along with the bride and groom, everyone "took the plunge," as The Grand Rapids Press put it.
The tropical storm, which has been lashing the Gulf Coast since the weekend, could drop another 2 feet of rain by the end of the week, forecasters warn. That means watch out for flash floods, tornadoes and sinkholes.
Dozens of protesters gathered at the Town Hall in Middleborough, Mass. The town approved a $20 ticket for public cursing. But police have refrained from ticketing until the state says the law is constitutional. That's left protesters free to voice their opposition.
Eric Hagen has gone from Wall Street to the streets of Burlington, Vt., and his one-man taxi service is accruing a flock of faithful customers. His Recession Ride Taxi puts riders in charge of deciding a fair fare.
Now that the Supreme Court has struck down most of Arizona's immigration law, lawmakers in Alabama are trying to determine what the ruling means for people there. Alabama's immigration law is seen to be even stricter than Arizona's law.
The FBI and military officials are conducting investigations into possible insider terror threats from Islamic extremists within the U.S. military. NPR has learned that about a dozen serious investigations are underway. The real challenge may be finding ways to prevent radicalization within the military in the first place.
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