Originally published on Wed April 16, 2014 9:03 am
Abu Ghraib, the Iraqi prison that became the center of 2004 prison-abuse scandal during the U.S. occupation, is being closed temporarily due to security concerns, according to the country's Justice Ministry.
The infamous prison, located on the outskirts of Bagdad near Sunni-dominated Anbar province, is being temporarily shut due to fears it could be overrun by Sunni insurgents, according to The New York Times.
This week, Columbia University handed out the Pulitzer Prizes, which are widely considered among the highest honors in journalism. The occasion gives us a good excuse to shout-out some of the finalists and winning entries that touch on issues of race and culture. (Fair warning: these stories are very good journalism done in the service of illuminating some deeply dispiriting realities.)
Originally published on Wed April 16, 2014 9:19 am
Families and friends who have wondered since 1971 about what happened to two South Dakota girls now have some closure.
Authorities said Tuesday that they believe Pamela Jackson and Cheryl Miller died when their 1960 Studebaker Lark accidentally went off a gravel road and into a local creek. "All the evidence would appear to indicate an accident," South Dakota Attorney Gen. Marty Jackley said.