Clueless White Texas Commissioners Accidentally Vote to Back Slavery Reparations
The Dallas County Commissioners Court on Tuesday backed monetary reparations for African-Americans whose ancestors were slaves in the United States — even though the commissioners probably didn't mean to.
Nigeria Wraps Up Kidnap Investigation With 200 Girls Still Missing
Nigeria wrapped up its inquiry into the abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls by militants on Friday with little progress to show, reporting almost none had been freed after the initial kidnapping some girls escaped from.
Library of Congress Acquires African-American Oral History Archive
The Library of Congress announced Tuesday that it has acquired a remarkable collection of video interviews that capture the heart of the black experience in America. Chip Reid reports that 2,600 African Americans took part in the project. Some famous - and some who would become famous.
Convicted Ex-New Orleans Mayor Files Appeal Notice
Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has filed a formal notice of appeal in the corruption case that resulted in a guilty verdict on 20 criminal counts and a prison sentence of 10 years. The appeal will be considered by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Johns Hopkins to Pay $190M to Dr. Nikita Levy's Patients
Johns Hopkins Hospital has agreed to a $190 million settlement with more than 8,000 patients of a gynecologist who secretly photographed and videotaped women in the examining room with a pen-like camera he wore around his neck, officials said.
Testimony began Wednesday in the case against Theodore Wafer, the 55-year-old man accused of shooting and killing an unarmed 19-year-old girl on his porch last year.Wafer's defense began their opening statements today by telling jurors that their client heard banging on his door at least four separate times before he opened it and shot McBride in the early morning hours of November 2, 2013.He maintains he was in fear of his life and shot McBride in self-defense.
How Human Rights Factor into African Economic Advancement
Will the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit offer opportunities for change beyond trade? Judy Woodruff talks to Nicole Lee, former president of policy organization TransAfrica, about the human rights issues that will affect the ability of some countries to grow and become more prosperous.
Debating Reforms to Boost Rehabilitation, Lower Recidivism
The calls to address prison crowding and conditions have intensified as American inmate populations have grown. Jeffrey Brown gets debate on the shifting perceptions of the criminal justice system from Bill McCollum, former attorney general of Florida, Bryan Stevenson of Equal Justice Initiative, and Pat Nolan of the American Conservative Union Foundation.