Those who misbehave don’t get the bland, brownish lump just once. They have to eat it at every meal, for days or weeks at a time. The practice is starting to fade as more prisoners argue that it is cruel and unusual punishment. “In many prisons and jails across the U.S., punishment can come in Read more →
The new Gorilla Forest exhibit at Como zoo opens today and will be home to seven gorillas, six of which are new to the zoo. The $11 million redesign includes what is said to be the largest all-mesh enclosure in North America. The changes to the exhibit exceed the requirements for holding, exhibiting and managing Read more →
Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina, who last year accused fellow church officials of hypocrisy for forgetting that Jesus Christ bathed lepers and ate with prostitutes, was elected pope Wednesday. He chose the name Francis, becoming the first pontiff from the Americas and the first from outside Europe in more than a millennium. Today’s Question: What should Read more →
After last month’s massacre, townspeople in Newtown, Conn., are debating whether to return Sandy Hook Elementary School to service. Family members of some shooting victims are angry about the reopening of the movie theater in Aurora, Colo. Columbine High School in Colorado was partly rebuilt after the 1999 shootings there, and Accent Signage Systems in Read more →
Minneapolis tracks the movement of cars with a network of automatic license plate readers. Phone companies keep records on the locations of cellular customers. Today’s Question: What rules ought to govern the use of information about the movement of private citizens?