Department of Veterans Affairs physicians told a House subcommittee that hospital administrators regularly pressured them to prescribe highly addictive narcotic painkillers to patients, even those they had not personally examined.
For more than a year, California Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez dated a Hollywood funeral director who faces fraud allegations in one of the biggest financial scandals to rock the U.S. funeral industry.
In Afghanistan, thousands of women accused of so-called moral crimes have been jailed or fled to safe houses in fear for their lives. CIR teamed up with filmmaker Zohreh Soleimani to produce the documentary "To Kill a Sparrow," which sheds light on their oppression. This excerpt appeared on PBS NewsHour.