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The death chamber is seen through the steel bars from the viewing room at the federal penitentiary in Huntsville, Texas

Death penalty panel calls for massive overhaul

05/07/14 12:03AM

The problems with the death penalty go far beyond botched executions like the one that took place on April 29 in Oklahoma, according to a new report released by an expert bipartisan panel offering 40 recommendations for reforming the capital punishment system. read more

A tattoo artist works on a client at the The Family Business Tattoo parlor.

Poll finds big changes in American life

05/02/14 12:00AM

Over the past decade and a half, it’s become far more likely that you’re a tattooed American who doesn’t read the newspaper. That’s according to some fascinating results in a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll that asked questions about America’s culture and habits. read more