It’s not your typical plea deal. Jessie Lee Herald is in prison for child endangerment. When a judge expressed concern over the 27-year-old Shenandoah County man fathering seven children with six different women, prosecutors offered him a deal. If Herald got a vasectomy, he could shorten his prison term by five years. Herald accepted the prosecutors’ offer.
General health has improved worldwide, thanks to significant progress against infectious diseases and gains in fighting maternal and child illnesses.
The U.S. Congress will soon embark on a high-stakes budget negotiation with President Barack Obama that, if productive, could give Republicans the increased military spending they want and Democrats the increased domestic spending they seek.