Patricia A. Waible, a nurse at the Bedford, Mass., Veterans Affairs Medical Center, was supposed to conduct hourly bed checks on her patients. Instead, she was playing video games the night Bill Nutter, a Vietnam War vet, died. A judge has sentenced Waible to one-year probation after she pleaded guilty to lying to federal agents investigating the death, telling them she had conducted the required bed checks.
Their letter to Congress warns about inevitable abuses against religious and racial minorities.
Partisans who abandon constitutional principles because they prove inconvenient are in for a rude surprise when the other team wins.
The president's final batch of clemency actions includes commutations for dozens of nonviolent drug offenders.