2:08pm

Sun March 31, 2013
History

Living Memories From The Last Days Of Alcatraz

Originally published on Sun March 31, 2013 3:28 pm

Alcatraz, the infamous prison, still captures the imagination 50 years after it closed. Those who did time there, however, don't have to wonder.
Leigh Wiener Courtesy Devik Wiener

Fifty years ago, the notorious Alcatraz prison shut its gate behind guard Jim Albright as he escorted the last inmate off the island on March 21, 1963.

"As we're going out, I know, when I come back from this trip, I don't have a job, I don't have a home anymore," Albright remembers. "I didn't want the island to close, I didn't want to leave. I liked it there."

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12:28pm

Sun March 31, 2013
Economy/Labor/Biz

Work with Marty Nemko 3/31/13

How can you maximize your chances of your idea being adopted, maybe even going viral. I talked with Jonah Berger, author of Contagious.

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12:12pm

Sun March 31, 2013
The Two-Way

A New Search For 9/11 Victims' Remains

People pass the World Trade Center construction site in New York. Debris from the fallen towers will be sifted for victims' remains beginning Monday.
Mark Lennihan AP

About 60 dump trucks full of debris from the fallen World Trade Center will be sifted for victims' remains beginning Monday. The debris was collected for the past two and a half years from construction sites in the neighborhood.

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11:59am

Sun March 31, 2013
The Two-Way

'Egypt's Jon Stewart' Questioned For Five Hours

Originally published on Sun March 31, 2013 12:34 pm

Television satirist Bassem Youssef waves to supporters as he enters Egypt's state prosecutors office to face accusations of insulting Islam and the country's Islamist leader in Cairo on Sunday.
Amr Nabil AP

After nearly five hours of questioning, the satirist known as the "Egyptian Jon Stewart" was released on bail Sunday.

Bassem Youssef is charged with insulting Islam and President Mohammed Morsi. He's among the most prominent critics of Egypt's Islamist president to be called in for questioning recently, prompting concerns that the president is cracking down on his detractors and members of the opposition.

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10:40am

Sun March 31, 2013
The Two-Way

Texas District Attorney, Wife Found Dead At Home

Originally published on Sun March 31, 2013 11:36 am

This undated photo taken from the Kaufman County, Texas, website shows Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland. McLelland and his wife were found killed in their house on Saturday.
AP

The FBI, Texas Rangers and local police are investigating the killings of a Texas district attorney and his wife, who were found dead on Saturday. The slayings come two months after an assistant district attorney for the same county was shot dead in a parking lot a block from his office.

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9:32am

Sun March 31, 2013
The Two-Way

Immigration Reform Gets One Step Closer To A Bill

Originally published on Sun March 31, 2013 10:37 pm

From left, Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-NY, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Sen. Michael Bennett, D-Colo, arrive at a news conference after their tour of the Mexico border with the United States on Wednesday in Nogales, Ariz. The senators are part of the "Gang of Eight," a larger group of legislators collaborating on changes to immigration.
Ross D. Franklin AP

A final deal on a changing immigration laws is at hand but still incomplete, according to two of the bipartisan "Gang of Eight" senators collaborating on it.

On NBC's Meet the Press on Sunday, Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York and Republican Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona discussed a new agreement on a low-skilled worker program as a positive sign of progress, but both said there is more to be done.

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4:34am

Sun March 31, 2013
The Two-Way

Cause Of Exxon Oil Spill In Arkansas Under Investigation

Originally published on Sun March 31, 2013 12:18 pm

Authorities are investigating what caused an Exxon Mobil pipeline to rupture in Mayflower, Ark., Friday. The oil spill caused 22 homes to be evacuated, according to an Exxon statement.

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4:33am

Sun March 31, 2013
Europe

Pope Francis Delivers First Easter Sunday Mass

Originally published on Sun March 31, 2013 3:19 pm

After celebrating Mass along with more than 250,000 faithful, Pope Francis delivered a plea for peace in his first Easter Sunday message to the world, decrying the seemingly endless conflicts in the Middle East and on the Korean Peninsula.
AFP/Getty Images

Pope Francis celebrated his first Easter Sunday Mass praying for world peace and urging a diplomatic solution to the standoff on the Korean peninsula.

Only two weeks after his election, the first pope from the developing world continues to make his mark on the Catholic Church.

St. Peter's Square was bedecked with flowers and packed with joyous pilgrims and tourists as Pope Francis celebrated Easter Mass.

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2:39am

Sun March 31, 2013
History

Old Newspapers Shed New Light On Emmett Till Murder

Originally published on Sun March 31, 2013 3:21 pm

Officers stand by in 1955 as religious leaders from Chicago demonstrate outside the White House in Washington over the murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till.
AP

New details about one of Mississippi's most infamous murders are coming to light — more than a half-century later. The death of Emmett Till, a 14-year-old black boy who allegedly whistled at a white woman, helped spark the civil rights movement.

Till lived in Chicago, and was visiting his relatives in the Mississippi Delta when he was murdered. His body was mutilated and dumped into a river. The accused were the woman's husband and her half-brother, and their trial drew reporters from both the white and black press.

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2:39am

Sun March 31, 2013
Sports

Defending Women's Champs Baylor To Battle Cardinals' Tough Defense

Originally published on Sun March 31, 2013 11:52 am

Baylor's Brittney Griner goes up to dunk in a second-round game of the NCAA women's college basketball tournament against Florida State on Tuesday in Waco, Texas. On Sunday, Baylor faces Louisville.
Tony Gutierrez AP

The NCAA women's basketball tournament's Sweet 16 round continues Sunday, with No. 1 overall seed Baylor taking on No. 5 University of Louisville. Baylor is the defending national champion, and is widely considered the team to beat in this tournament.

Baylor has been one of the most successful women's programs in the nation since head coach Kim Mulkey's first national championship in 2005. The Lady Bears have lost only one game in the past two seasons, and Brooklyn Pope, the lone graduate student on the roster, says they're mentally tougher in 2013.

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