It's been nine years since the death penalty was carried out in California; death row is packed with 750 inmates. A ruling this week by the US Supreme Court may pave the way to restoring the practice, although advocates accuse the state of "dragging its feet.: Will California voters get another chance to decide if some convicts should live or die?
Also, Pope Paul has spoken out about climate change. Now it's the turn of the Dalai Lama. He'll celebrate his 80th birthday and address the subject starting Sunday at the Global Compassion Summit in Orange County.