UPDATED: May 16, 11:49 a.m.
The Florida teenager who was arrested two weeks ago for causing a small explosion on the campus of her high school will not be charged with a crime. Kiera Wilmot, 16, was arrested by police in Bartow, Florida, after conducting an unauthorized science experiment which lightly damaged an eight ounce plastic water bottle.
At the time, Wilmot faced possible charges for "possessing or discharging weapons or firearms at a school sponsored event or on school property." If she had been convicted, she could have faced up to five years in prison. read more
It turns out school is back in session for the 435 public school students of Saginaw, Mich., after all. On Wednesday, the Michigan Department of Education pledged to release state funds to the deficit-stricken Buena Vista School District, allowing schools in Saginaw to remain open through the end of the school year. read more
The nationwide flood of labor uprisings in the fast food industry hit Milwaukee, Wis., on Wednesday morning when workers at several major fast food and retail chains commenced a day-long strike.
As in other cities where similar strikes have occurred, Milwaukee-based employees at companies such as McDonald's and TJ Maxx are demanding a minimum wage of $15 an hour and the right to form a union. Organizers estimate that by the end of the day, between 150 and 200 workers may have joined the work stoppage. read more
The All In with Chris Hayes team puts out a daily call to the Twitter and Facebook communities for the “awesomest things” they encountered on the Internet.
1. Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, who ran for the nation's highest office, needs your help solving a puzzle-- what to call this device that does so much more than make phone calls?
A government oversight agency has determined that the Internal Revenue Service's behavior was "inappropriate."
The IRS was found to have applied extra scrutiny to conservative and Tea Party groups applying for 501(c)4 status.
In a Tuesday report . Additionally, the offending policies "resulted in substantial delays in processing certain applications," and "allowed unnecessary information requests to be issued." read more
The self-proclaimed "most transparent administration ever," led by a president who said he rejected the false choice between security and liberty, is hardly recognizable to a huge swath of his base.
Monday afternoon, the Justice Department disclosed that it had secretly acquired two months' worth of phone records of Associated Press reporters and editors as part of an investigation into unauthorized leaks to the press. read more
There are two IRS scandals that are boiling over Washington—one that is positively roiling the beltway and the country, and another that has received so little attention is might as well be a secret.
The president Monday responded to the scandal everyone's heard about—the one that broke open on Friday when an IRS official admitted that the agency had specifically targeted for extra scrutiny, conservative and tea party groups seeking nonprofit status. read more