Families of alleged victims of reputed Boston mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger on Thursday take another step down what they say has been a long, frustrated quest for justice.
They waited 16 years before Bulger — who was finally captured this past June in Santa Monica, Calif. — was even charged in a string of alleged murders. And they've also spent the past decade trying to make the FBI pay for letting those murders happen.
Lynn Neary talks to Steven Cook, senior follow for Middle Eastern studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, about the 30th anniversary of the assassination of former Egyptian President Anwar Sadat. They discuss how the past is shaping Egypt's future.
A federal judge has ruled that Alabama's strict immigration laws will go forward even as appeals are made through the judicial system. Hispanic-owned businesses in the state say their customers have vanished. Among other things, the new law requires police to verify the immigrations status of suspects if there's "reasonable suspicion" they are in the country illegally.
Hundreds of bloggers from across the Arab world are meeting in Tunis, Tunisia, this week to discuss cyber-activism and political change. This is their third annual gathering, and it follows a dramatic year since Arab uprisings began last December. Saudi blogger Ahmed Al Omran, an NPR social media intern, talks to Renee Montagne about the role bloggers played in inspiring change.
NPR's business news starts with the big loss for the tech world.
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MONTAGNE: Steve Jobs died yesterday. The co-founder of Apple was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer seven years ago. From the time a young Steve Jobs introduced the Apple I, his products changed consumer behavior.
Hey everyone I just got confirmation that Career Development will be joining us on Lions After Dark on Monday, October 10th at the 10 o'clock hour of the show! This is certainly exciting because they have so much going on this semester and its a great chance to find out how to go take part in some of these great events and services that they are offering to help the students! Here is their webpage if you want to get a head start on what career development can do for you.