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Phone Calls Prove Prohibitively Expensive For Prisoners

The inability to keep in contact with family is one of the many sad facts of life for inmates in the U.S., but D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton says there might be an easy fix.


Boeing To Resume 787 Deliveries; NTSB Probes Certification

The transportation safety agency is trying to find out why the certification process for the new passenger aircraft didn't catch a critical problem with batteries.

AP's Twitter Account Running Again Following Tuesday's Hack

One day after suspending its account because of a hacking, the wire service says it is back on Twitter.

Google Execs Say 'The Power Of Information Is Underrated'

Is it naive to believe that improved Internet access can help open up truly autocratic regimes like North Korea? Google executives Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen, authors of The New Digital Age, say the power of information is underrated.

Investors Less Pessimistic About Apple's Growth Potential

Apple released quarterly earnings on Tuesday that beat Wall Street's bearish expectations. Investors have done a pessimistic about-face on Apple since the company's stock price topped $700 in September. Apple's earnings were lower than a year ago for the first time in a decade. But Apple did offer investors some goodies — it increase its dividend and added $50 billion to a stock buyback program.

AP Twitter Account Hacked, Tweet About Obama Shakes Market

It quickly became clear that the "news" was not true. There had been no explosions at the White House and President Obama was fine. But a message on the wire service's Twitter account rattled investors.

Social Media's Rush To Judgment In The Boston Bombings

As Internet users injected themselves into the investigation of the Boston Marathon bombings, false rumors began to spread about possible suspects in the attack. One of those falsely accused in social media was a 22-year-old Brown University student who has been missing. The general manager of Reddit has now apologized to the student's family.

Wall Street Anxious Over Apple First-Quarter Earnings

Investors have cooled on the once high-flying tech leader, and its share price has plummeted in recent months.

Boston Bombing Sparks Firestorm Of Internet Hate

Social media played a large role in the investigation and reporting of the Boston Marathon bombing case. It also provided many hateful, racist comments online. But what does the reaction to it all signal about greater society? Host Michel Martin talks about that with Michael Skolnik, editor-in-chief of, and with Rey Junco of Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet & Society.