Only 5 percent of students who applied to Stanford this year got in. That figure is less than half of what it was 10 years ago. What gives accepted students their edge?
Nation's longest-serving female inmate released
Betty Smithey, 69, the nation’s longest-serving female inmate, was released from an Arizona prison Monday. Smithey, who served 49 years in Goodyear’s Perryville State Prison, was convicted of the murder of 15-month-old Sandy Gerberick of Phoenix in 1963. Gov. Jan Brewer granted clemency in June, commuting Smithey’s sentence from life without the possibility of parole to 49 years to life.