California Parents Sentenced To Life In Prison After Years Of Torturing 12 Children

A California couple who beat, tortured and abused 12 of their 13 children for years were sentenced to life in prison during an emotional hearing that included testimony from some of the victims. David and Louise Turpin pleaded guilty in February to 14 felony counts each, including counts of torture, false imprisonment, cruelty to dependent adults and child endangerment, after police discovered they had held their children captive, starving them and forcing them to live in horrific conditions....

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House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler Subpoenas Full Mueller Report

Updated at 5:05 p.m. ET The House Judiciary Committee issued a subpoena on Friday to the Justice Department demanding access to the full work product of special counsel Robert Mueller, including grand jury testimony and other material not made public. Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., said he wants everything by May 1. "I am open to working with the department to reach a reasonable accommodation for access to these materials. However I cannot accept any proposal which leaves most of Congress in...

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Burlington, VT – Vermont's top health care regulator wants to know more about plans by Fletcher Allen Health Care to buy a state-of-the-art MRI. The machine the hospital hopes to buy is more powerful, and more expensive, than the standard machine. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.

Albany, NY – Upstate NY's largest power company, Niagara Mohawk, wants some of its gas and electric customers to put down a security deposit before service begins. WAMC's Brian Shields reports.

Albany, NY – New Hampshire's Charlie Bass is back in the Congressional Corner. Today he and WAMC's David Galletly take a look at the latest in prescription drug plans being discussed in the House. David opens by asking Charlie what issues are being addressed.

Albany, NY – Charlie Bass returns th the Congressional Corner where he joins WAMC's David Galletly in a discussion about the President's trip to the middle east and the Israeli - Palestinian road map to peace. David asks Charlie what his view is on the president becoming more engaged in this process.

Albany, NY – Editor, David Hawkings is back in the Congressional Corner today to discuss the state aid that was included in the recent tax cut package, passed by Congress. He and Alan also take a look at Jim Jeffords, who changed parties two years ago, this week.

South Burlington, VT – Howard Dean's presidential campaign introduced "Vermonters for Dean" Thursday afternoon. The group is comprised of current and former state officials and represents endorsements from over 90 currently serving elected officials. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.

Albany, NY – The FCC is meeting today to vote on the rules for media ownership. In the Congressional Corner, WAMC's Assistant Executive Director, David Galletly is taking the helm and he is joined by Republican Charlie Bass of New Hampshire to discuss the ruling. Charlie Bass is from "The Granite State" and David opens today's discussion by asking him about the state's recent loss of a loved symbol - The Old Man In The Mountain.

Albany, NY – On Monday the five member commission of the FCC will meet to decide whether or not to relax the current rules on media ownership. Today, Congressional Quarterly Editor, David Hawkings is here to talk about this. Alan asks David if the rules are indeed relaxed, if the Congress might try to overturn this decision.

Albany, NY – Representative Richard Neal of Massachusetts 2nd district is in the Congressional Corner today to discuss tax policy and the child tax credit that was not extended to low income families. David Galletly is standing in for Alan Chartock and he opens by asking Richard about this child tax credit.

Albany, NY – Since Watergate, there have been various 'scandal-gates; in the news. Today the Senior Editor of Legislative affairs at the Congressional Quarterly, David Hawkings, joins Alan to talk about the latest in Washington - "Texas-Gate". But first Alan asks David if he is beginning to feel the heat of Presidential politics.

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