July 31, 2013

Illinois Lawmakers Looking At High Incidence Of Sexual Abuse In Youth Prisons

Illinois state legislators are considering reforms to the youth prison system to address sexual abuse that was brought to light in a recent federal study.  The study by the bureau of justice statistics found that more than 15 percent of kids in custody reported being victims of sexual abuse. It’s one of the highest rates in the nation and the report is giving advocates new ammunition to push changes they’ve wanted for a long time.


John Kalymon is one of at least 10 suspected Nazi war criminals who remains in the United States despite attempts to deport him.
Paul Sancya/AP
July 30, 2013

Nazi War Criminals Reportedly Live In Limbo In U.S.

At least 10 people who are suspected of committing Nazi war crimes have never been deported from the U.S., despite losing the American citizenship they gained when they immigrated, the AP reports.


James Comey
(Win McNamee/Getty Images)
July 29, 2013

Senate Approves James Comey As New FBI Director

The Senate has overwhelmingly confirmed James Comey to become FBI director after Sen. Rand Paul ended delaying tactics against the nomination because of concerns about the domestic use of drones.


Rita Crundwell
(Robert Ray/AP)
July 29, 2013

Prosecutors Get Extension In Crundwell Case

Federal prosecutors have an extra 30 days to respond to former Dixon comptroller Rita Crundwell's appeal of her nearly 20-year prison sentence.


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