Should We Give Prisoners a College Education? | What Sebelius's Resignation Means for the ACA | Colin Firth on Torture, Redemption & 'The Railway Man'

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Friday, April 11, 2014

Georgia prison inmates go through classroom time with their Labrador puppies during guide dog training at Metro State Prison August 27, 2002 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Erik S. Lesser/Getty)

Should We Give Prisoners a College Education? | How One Gang Took Control of a Baltimore Jail | What Sebelius's Resignation Means for the ACA & Midterm Elections | Movie Reviews of This Week's Big Releases | Colbert Sheds Character for 'Late Show' Chair | What 'Heartbleed' Says About What We Think We Know About Our Data | Colin Firth on Torture, Redemption & 'The Railway Man'

How One Gang Took Control of a Baltimore Jail

Until recently, the Baltimore City Detention Center was controlled not by correctional officers, but by the Black Guerrilla Family gang, which managed a complex organized crime ring that extended outside the walls of the jail.

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Should We Give Prisoners a College Education?

Research suggests that inmates who participated in prison college programs  are 43 percent less likely to return to a life of crime. But the idea of giving prisoners a college education remains unpopular.

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What Sebelius's Resignation Means for the ACA

Kathleen Sebelius announced that she will resign from her position as the Secretary of Health and Human Services. What does the shake-up mean for the ACA and midterm elections?

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Colbert Sheds Character for 'Late Show' Chair

Yesterday CBS announced that David Letterman will pass the torch to Stephen Colbert. How might Colbert begin to "play himself" after a decade of acting in character? Who might succeed him at Comedy Central?

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Colin Firth on Torture & 'The Railway Man'

Actor Colin Firth discusses his new film “The Railway Man,” which tells the true story of Eric Lomax, a British Army officer who is tortured as a prisoner of war at a Japanese labor camp during World War II.

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Today's Highlights | April 11, 2014

Also on Today's Show This week the “Heartbleed” bug was a reminder of the vulnerabilities of the internet...A look at this weekend’s releases which include "Draft Day," "Oculus," and "Rio 2."

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News Quiz | Week of April 11

Are you a newsie? Do you know what's happening from Washington to Hollywood to Pyongyang? Be smarter than your pals. Prep your dinner party factoids. Gauge your knowledge about what happened this week, as heard on The Takeaway.

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