A human rights group says police in Washington, D.C. are failing to investigate rapes. The group says about 200 rapes and sexual assaults over three years ending in 2011 were not documented or tracked. Police dispute the claims. The nation's capital is not the only city with such a problem.
Steve Inskeep talks to Rep. Tom Cole of Oklahoma about expectations for President Obama's second term, and some of the immediate business ahead. Congressman Cole was recently appointed by House Speaker John Boehner to serve on the powerful House Rules Committee.
Monday's inaugural ceremonies were smaller and a little more subdued than President Obama's historic celebration four years ago. The coincidence of the King holiday, in the year that marks the 150th anniversary of emancipation, made civil rights a theme throughout the day's events.
Abortion foes say the U.S. Supreme Court's aggressive decision set the issue on the path toward becoming intractable. Others say factors besides the landmark case — including doctors, lawyers, President Nixon and the Catholic Church — more strongly influenced the state of today's debate.
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