Launching a hunger strike to protest a perceived political injustice is not exactly new, but it is relatively rare in the U.S. The U.S. postal workers unions are trying to turn the heads of members of Congress with the tactic.
Linda Hirshman's new book Victory: The Triumphant Gay Revolution draws on hundreds of in-depth interviews and archival material to chronicle the fight for gay rights in America. Hirshman talks to Michel Martin about some key leaders in this history and how their accomplishments have expanded opportunities for those who do not identify as LGBT.
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.
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