After 42 years in office, New York's Democratic Rep. Charles Rangel faces four primary challengers and suggestions that it's time for him to step aside. In some ways, the race is reminiscent of Rangel's 1970 campaign when he unseated the legendary Adam Clayton Powell Jr.
The number of people in Nevada who aren't fluent English speakers jumped 49 percent between 2000 and 2010, according to census data. And with that increase, comes a growing demand for language services in Nevada courtrooms. Yet state courts are dealing with severe budget cuts. That fiscal reality means the Clark County Public Defender's office can only afford to have one Spanish interpreter on staff.
Opening statements began today in the trial of Jerry Sandusky, a former Penn State football coach accused of molesting children. Prosecutors portrayed Sandusky as a "serial pedophile" while the defense portrayed him as a victim. Joel Rose talks to Audie Cornish about the trial.
Late last week the attorney general, under pressure from lawmakers, appointed two prosecutors to look into leaks of national security secrets. But leak cases are notoriously difficult to prosecute, and the prospects for these cases are problematic.
Commerce Secretary John Bryson previously had a very low profile in the Obama administration. That is, until Monday when new broke that he has been cited for felony hit-and-run after two car crashes over the weekend.
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