Nelson Mandela
(AP)
June 27, 2013

The Day Nelson Mandela Walked Out Of Prison

One of the most remarkable days of Nelson Mandela's extraordinary life was Feb. 11, 1990, when he walked out of prison after 27 years behind bars. Greg Myre, the international editor of NPR.org, covered Mandela's release for The Associated Press and recounts that day.


 A new photo of suspect-at-large Dzhokar Tsarnaev has been released by the FBI:
(Federal Bureau of Investigation)
June 27, 2013

Boston Bombing Suspect Indicted; Could Face Death Penalty

A federal grand jury handed down a 30-count indictment against the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing today. Dzohkhar Tsarnaev is scheduled to be arraigned in U.S. District Court in Boston on July 10.


June 27, 2013

Conference Committee Holds First Pension Hearing

Members of a bipartisan panel tasked with coming up with a plan to address Illinois' pension crisis don't all agree with Gov. Pat Quinn's July 9 deadline to report back with a solution. 


June 26, 2013

State Asks Court to Fine Hoopeston Tire Firm

The Illinois attorney general's office is asking an eastern Illinois court to fine a tire-recycling company $100,000 over a massive fire this month at the facility.


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