In Texas, the Travis County jail system is removing face-to-face visits and is now promoting video chat visits. According to officials, this move is to reduce traffic at already crowded prisons, but many critics believe that online video chats isn't enough for the loved ones of those incarcerated. Susan Phillips, senior research analyst at The Sentencing Projects, gives us her take on the move.
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Egyptian president cancels a decree that will give him sweeping powers, demonstrators say it is not good enough. Sophia Soo reports.
People power in eastern China has forced authorities to scrap plans for a controversial industrial waste pipeline. Hundreds of protesters marched through the port city of Qidong to voice their concerns about pollution. As Nicole Johnston reports, it is the latest in a series of challenges to the government's position on the environment.
Former US Vice President Dick Cheney and his daughter, Elizabeth, have cancelled a planned speaking engagement at Toronto's Metro Convention Centre next month, citing safety concerns. According to the president of the promotion company that booked Cheney for the April 24th speech, "He felt that in Canada the risk of violent protest was simply too high. They specifically referenced what happened in Vancouver."
Volcanic ash from Chile spreads over Australia and New Zealand, grounding flights and leaving passengers stranded. Lindsey Parietti reports.