California freeing thousands of inmates jailed for minor crimes
Proposition 47, a ballot measure approved by California voters, is transforming the state’s justice system. Crimes that were previously classified as felonies are now misdemeanors, and thousands in jail will be eligible for release. John Blackstone reports.

Syria aid worker: 'If you live, you're lucky'
Returning to Syria, I feel that I have a responsibility to those Syrians who are trapped inside this never ending conflict, writes Naeem.

Boy shot seconds after police arrive
Video released shows a Cleveland police officer shot 12-year-old Tamir Rice shortly after arriving on a 911 call. Rice later died of his wounds.

Scotland could slash air travel taxes under new UK deal
LONDON (Reuters) - Scotland is likely to slash taxes on passengers flying out of the country from next year following a new tax deal with Britain, giving Scottish airports an advantage over rivals south of the border in England.






No quit for the 'Queen of Carbon'
Medal of Freedom recipient Mildred Dresselhaus, 84, continues to inspire women in the field of science

Pro-McConnell nonprofit hit with IRS complaint
A watchdog organization wants the IRS to investigate a nonprofit that spent millions backing Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell.

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