Georgia Dem Lucy McBath Salutes Late Son, Gun Violence Victims in Post-Election Tweet

Lucy McBath – the gun control activist recently elected to represent Georgia’s sixth congressional district – tweeted a salute to her late son, Jordan...

Christopher Watts Sentenced to Life in Prison for Murdering His Family

On Monday, Christopher Watts, the Colorado man arrested and charged in the murders of his pregnant wife and two daughters, received three consecutive life...

‘I Never Thought I Was Going to Go to a Concert Again’

Not that you needed the reminder, but the gymnasium floor had its own way of letting you know where you were. Rather than the...

Why the Pilgrims were actually able to survive

Sometime in the autumn of 1621, a group of English Pilgrims who had crossed the Atlantic Ocean and created a colony called New Plymouth...

Mandatory Minimum Sentencing Might Have a ‘Girlfriend Problem’

In 2008, Cynthia Shank was sentenced, as a first-time offender, to 15 years in prison on drug-conspiracy charges. She had once been the girlfriend...

How the ‘Serial’ Podcast Exposes Epic Dysfunction in Cleveland’s Criminal Justice System

The first season of Serial, the explosively popular podcast from host Sarah Koenig and co-creator Julie Snyder, told the story of Adnan Syed and...

Weed and Pregnancy: How Cannabis Laws Are Hurting Mothers

Shakira Kennedy was 27 years old and living in Brooklyn when she found out she was going to have twins. While many women experience...

El Chapo Trial: Details Emerge About Alleged Co-Cartel Boss ‘El Mayo’

Reputed cartel boss Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera has spent much of his time in court focusing on his translator, or craning his neck...

What Happened After Jonestown?

Roughly 900 corpses lay before the Guyanese state pathologist Dr. Leslie Mootoo, one of the first on the scene at Jonestown. Arrayed in strangely...

Christopher Watts: New Developments in Colorado Murder Case

It’s been a little over a week since Christopher Watts agreed to plead guilty to the August murders of his pregnant wife Shan’ann, 34,...