A federal judge recently struck down portions of two tough-on-crime ballot initiatives that hampered the ability of prisoners to be paroled. The decision could lead to the release of many serious felons.
In Mexico, change could soon be coming to the telecoms and television industry – long dominated by just a small handful of powerful players, including multi-billionaire Carlos Slim. The result could be a shift not just for the companies but for tens of millions of consumers throughout the country.
The now three-time Academy-Award winning film, "12 Years a Slave" will be making its way into classrooms nationwide in the fall. The film, along with Solomon Northup's 1853 memoir, will be integrated into high school curriculums in state-run districts across the country.