For the last five years, Graduation Day was as much a time for apprehension as for celebration. Prospects for those entering the workforce for the first time were bleak. The class of 2013 — whether from high school or college — has cause for more optimism than previous classes.
Some financial experts say the fees charged by actively managed mutual funds are not worth it. Over the long haul, they could cost a retirement account tens of thousands of dollars. So NPR's Uri Berliner explores funds that have minimal expenses.
Legendary mobster James "Whitey" Bulger faces 19 murder charges in a case that is expected to highlight corruption at some of the highest levels of law enforcement. Bulger was captured two years ago after a 16-year manhunt that began after he was allegedly tipped off to a pending indictment by his FBI handler.
Syrian State TV says Qusair, which has been under siege for more than two weeks, is now in the hands of government forces. The city is on a critical cross-border supply route between Lebanon and Syria.