At a Monitor-sponsored breakfast, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said it would be a mistake for Republican candidates for the White House to change their 'fundamental, core principles.'
Alabama has granted posthumous pardons to the last three of nine black men convicted in 1931 of raping two white women. The saga of the Scottsboro Boys yielded landmark US Supreme Court decisions about racial justice.
Philip Chism will be tried as an adult on the murder charge. The teen has also been charged with aggravated rape and armed robbery in connection with the death of the Danvers High School teacher, Colleen Ritzer.
In a historic first, three women graduated from US Marine infantry training school Thursday. But unlike their male counterparts, they won't be assigned to infantry units.
John F. Kennedy had his flaws and made mistakes during his presidency. But he perfectly embodied a bygone era of boundless American optimism.