Originally published on Fri May 4, 2012 4:04 pm
ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:
The Catholic Archbishop of Philadelphia announced today that he is removing five priests from ministry. Charles Chaput said investigations into other priests accused of abuse will continue.
But as NPR's Barbara Bradley Hagerty reports, victims' advocates are not satisfied.
Originally published on Wed May 9, 2012 8:55 am
If you've been following the case of Chen Guangcheng, the activist looking to leave China for the U.S., there's one thing you probably know about him.
The fact that he's blind.
But is Chen's blindness central to his story – his political activism and the diplomatic dance he has set off?
"His blindness did not give him any particular bravery or insight," says Stephen Kuusisto, the author of two memoirs about being blind. "It is just a factor in a much larger life,"
Originally published on Fri May 4, 2012 5:28 pm
Charges filed this week against 13 people in connection with a hazing death at Florida A&M University have thrust the hazing culture into the spotlight.
Florida has one of the toughest anti-hazing laws in the country, but legal experts say prosecuting the crime can be tricky.
State attorney Lawson Lamar, who is leading the prosecution in the death of drum major Robert Champion, acknowledges the case is complicated.
Originally published on Fri May 4, 2012 2:59 pm
Talk about a heavy hand: State police say they clocked Nikkolaus McCarthy, 25, flying across the New York Thruway at 170 mph.
That's not a typo. Police said when they finally caught up with him 50 miles later and told McCarthy how fast he was going, he allegedly bragged saying his bike could break the 190 mph barrier.
The Albany Times Union reports:
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