March 14, 2013

Senate Panel Approves Assault Weapons Ban

A Senate committee approved an assault weapons ban Thursday on a party-line vote that signaled how difficult it will be for the proposal to survive in the full Senate.


Dwight Correctional Center
(Jeff Bossert/WILL)
March 14, 2013

Spreading Faith Within Prison Walls

In just over two weeks, Illinois’ only maximum-security female correctional center will close its doors. But David Taylor, who volunteers at the Dwight Correctional Center, plans to keep counseling those inmates, and many more.


Pope Francis
(Andrew Medichini/AP)
March 13, 2013

Argentine Jorge Bergoglio Elected Pope Francis

Argentine Jorge Bergoglio was elected pope Wednesday and chose the papal name Francis, becoming first pontiff from the Americas and the first from outside Europe in more than a millennium.


March 13, 2013

Government Doesn’t Appeal Lindh Prison Prayer Ruling

A federal prison in Indiana on Wednesday was expected to begin allowing American Taliban fighter John Walker Lindh and other Muslim inmates housed in his tightly controlled unit to start holding daily ritual group prayers.


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