Investigators are working to determine who is responsible for the explosions at the Boston Marathon. At least three people were killed. Sources told NPR it could take some time before officials can definitively say who was behind this.
After decades of increasing inmate populations in the U.S., researchers are seeing a slow but steady decline in the number of men and women behind bars. Big states like California, New York and Texas are leading the way in developing alternatives to incarceration — in an effort to trim prison budgets.
The Boston Marathon is one of the world's oldest and most prestigious marathons.Three people were killed Monday when two explosions occurred near the race's finish line. President Barack Obama warned in a statement that those responsible would feel the "full weight of justice."
The bipartisan immigration package expected Tuesday from the Senate's Gang of Eight will likely include language on measuring border security. This has become key for Republicans who oppose the idea of legalizing the 11 million or so undocumented immigrants.
Retired miners are converging on St. Louis Tuesday for a union rally to protest a proposed cut in health benefits. Patriot Coal is in bankruptcy and has asked a federal judge to allow it to shed most of the health coverage for nearly 10,000 retired miners. But most of those miners never worked a day for Patriot.
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