For 15 years, authorities pursued the legendary crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger. When his capture was announced Thursday, it came to light that one of the most wanted men in America was living out a relatively public life in the upscale California community of Santa Monica. Robert Siegel talks with former U.S. marshal Victor Oboyski about how one goes about hiding in plain sight.
Reputed mob boss Whitey Bulger is legendary in South Boston. In the neighborhood where he reigned, some think it's about time the FBI caught up with him. Others, despite allegations that he committed 19 murders, say he's an elderly man who should be allowed to go on with his life. After 16 years on the run, Bulger remains a controversial figure in his hometown.
The National Weather Service says it was probably an EF-0 or EF-1 tornado that tore through Churchill Downs last night, damaging more than a dozen barns and other backside buildings, packing winds of up to 120 miles per hour.
Reps. Ron Paul (R-TX) and Barney Frank (D-MA) are set to introduce a bipartisan bill today that would remove the federal prohibition on marijuana. The bill would instead let states legalize, regulate and tax marijuana.
Like bankrupt royalty trying to keep up appearances and hoping to marry new money, the once-proud Swedish marquee kept saying a return to production was just around the corner as its owner, Spyker, danced with Chinese and Russian suitors.
Adm. Mike Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told members of the House Armed Services Committee that the Afghan withdrawal plan President Obama presented last night was more aggressive than he originally envisioned. However, Mullen said, he supoorts the president's decision.
President Obama says Afghans are prepared to take the reins of power in their country as U.S. troops start pulling out. Some worry this will end progress in Afghan society, especially for women. To learn how Afghan women may be affected by Obama's announcement, host Michel Martin speaks with Samira Hamidi, country director of the Afghan Women's Network, and Gayle Lemmon, deputy director of the Council on Foreign Relation's Women and Foreign Policy program.
North Carolina's Eugenics Task Force is considering how to compensate thousands of victims of a state-sponsored sterilization program that lasted until the 1970s. Rationalization for eugenics ranged from protecting offspring of mentally disabled parents to improving overall health. To learn how and why N.C.'s eugenics board did what they did, host Michel Martin speaks with retired psychologist Mary Kilburn, who administered IQ tests on those deemed appropriate for sterilization by N.C.'s Social Services.