The decline in the use of the death penalty stems from a combination of factors, including a large drop in violent crime and the fact that all states with the death penalty now offer the alternative of life in prison without parole.
The time capsule is thought to contain coins dated between 1652 and 1855 and an engraved silver plate, among other things. The box will be X-rayed Sunday, and then officials will determine when to open it.
A horrific story of gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity, published in Rolling Stone, rocked the media and campuses around the country. Now, Rolling Stone has apologized for “discrepancies” in the account.
Protesters marched overnight in Phoenix after a police officer shot Rumain Brisbon, an unarmed black man. To the police – and Brisbon’s mother – the case was not racially motivated. The picture police paint of him is starkly different from the one his family and attorney put forward.
A review of the circumstances leading up to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn., in 2012 lists many instances when Adam Lanza’s troubled mental state and fascination with violence were overlooked or ignored.
President Obama's executive action not only expands the number of students who can apply for deferred deportation but also includes many of their parents. Still, there is disappointment in some quarters that it didn't go further.
Ruby Bridges is being honored Friday for being the first black child to attend an all-white elementary school in New Orleans. Ms. Bridges' legacy has to some degree given way to the resegregation of schools in the United States.
According to the Gallup-Purdue Index, 48 percent of graduates with related internships or work agree that college ‘prepared me well for life after college.’ Only 19 percent of those without such opportunities agreed.
First-year teacher Megan Silberberger has been hailed as a hero, but in a statement after the shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Washington State, she said she'd rather be known as a schoolteacher.
Michelle Obama sends the 'Penguins of Madagascar' off on a mission to help kids grasp how veterans make communities stronger, even when the battles are over. The short film's release is timed to Veterans Day.