Another presidential first: Obama visits U.S. prison

Jul 17, 2015

Another presidential first: Obama visits U.S. prison

Barack Obama got a first-hand look at the U.S. criminal justice system Thursday, becoming the first sitting president to set foot inside a federal prison and meet with incarcerated men there. Obama’s visit to the El Reno Federal Correctional Institution, a medium-security prison for ...

Death of Tibetan monk in China draws ire of U.S. lawmakers

Jul 15, 2015

Death of Tibetan monk in China draws ire of U.S. lawmakers

U.S. lawmakers held a moment of silence Tuesday and expressed anger and sadness over the death in prison of a prominent Tibetan monk, and lamented that U.S. criticism of China’s conduct is failing to stop repression of the minority group. House members called for ...