Clinton Pressed on Policy Changes, Sanders Hit On Guns In First Debate

Stakes are high for Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders in their first face-off of the campaign, while lower-tier candidates are fighting to stay relevant.

Jury Says Gun Shop Must Pay Wounded Officers Nearly $6 Million

Two severely injured Milwaukee policemen successfully argued that Badger Guns was negligent in selling to a "straw buyer" for someone who was underage.

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Jury Finds Gun Store Negligent In Shooting Of Milwaukee Police Officers

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to John Diedrich of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel about Tuesday's ruling, which found the store negligent in the sale of a handgun used to shoot two police officers in 2009.

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Video Of Michigan Man's Death In County Jail Draws FBI Scrutiny

David Stojcevski died last year after two weeks in the Macomb County jail. His family is suing for wrongful death, alleging that corrections officers failed to give him prescription drugs he needed.

Taliban Announces It Has Withdrawn From Afghan City Of Kunduz

The Taliban said in a statement they have achieved all their objectives including seizing the major transportation hub of Kunduz, releasing its fighters from a prison and grabbing tons of weapons.

Why Wal-Mart And Other Retail Chains May Not Fix The Food Deserts

Americans' junk food calories increasingly come from big box and convenience stores rather than traditional grocers, a study finds. And researchers say this trend is a public health concern.

No Prosecution For Dentist Who Killed Cecil The Lion

Zimbabwe clears Walter Palmer and says the hunt was legal.

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Groups Aim To Make It Easier To Own A Cable TV Box Instead Of Renting

A study estimated that 99 percent of cable TV subscribers rent their set-top boxes and pay on average $231 a year to do so. Groups want to make it easier for consumers to own similar devices.

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Jinxes Houston Astros With Premature Tweet

Superstitious Houston Astro fans can blame Texas Gov. Greg Abbott for their team's collapse Monday in the American League Division Series.

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Las Vegas' Slow Economic Recovery Serves As Democratic Debate Backdrop

Las Vegas is hosting the first official debate between the Democratic presidential candidates Tuesday night. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Michael Finnegan of the Los Angeles Times about how the city's slow recovery from the recession may set the tone.

A Dangerous Sense Of Safety

October 14, 2015
Chris Joseph, far left, inspects the flood waters near high tide in the historic downtown in Georgetown, S.C., Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015. (AP)

Does our desire for safety leave us vulnerable to bigger disaster? A top economics reporter makes the case.

Grading The First Democratic Presidential Debate

October 14, 2015
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton meets with people during a rally Monday, Oct. 12, 2015, in Las Vegas, held by the Culinary Union to support a union drive at the Trump Hotel. (AP)

The Democrats in debate. Clinton, Sanders, O’Malley and more in Las Vegas. We’ll score the showdown and get your response.

Bring Back The Mullet? Jaromir Jagr Says ‘Yes’

October 13, 2015
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Decades ago, the mullet was a popular look. Today, though, you’d be hard pressed to find the classic hairstyle. Might that change this year thanks to one NHL legend?

Memorable Press Conference Moments

October 13, 2015

Inspired by Bill Belichick’s recent “SnapFace” reference, we decided to take a look back at some of the most memorable press conference moments in sports history.

GOP Congressman On Drought: Prioritize People Over Fish

October 13, 2015
The New Melones Lake reservoir is seen at less than 20 percent capacity on May 24, 2015. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)

Rep. Rob Bishop, chair of the House Committee on Natural Resources, says environmentalists are misguided in prioritizing fish.

Migrating To Europe? There’s An App For That

October 13, 2015
Migrants and asylum seekers charge their mobile phones at the registration camp after crossing the Macedonian-Greek border near Gevgelija on September 30, 2015. Macedonia is a key transit country in the Balkans migration route into the EU, with thousands of asylum seekers and migrants – many of them from Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq and Somalia – entering the country every day. (Armend Nimani/AFP/Getty Images)

A Texas entrepreneur has created an app that helps people displaced by war plan ahead and stay in touch through private channels.

A Strategist’s Advice For The 5 Democratic Debate Candidates

October 13, 2015
A person walks on the stage set up for the Democratic presidential candidates, former U.S. Sen. Jim Webb (D-VA), U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Hillary Clinton, Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley and former governor of Rhode Island Lincoln Chafee, a day before the CNN Facebook Democratic Debate at the Wynn Las Vegas on October 12, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The debate is scheduled for tomorrow and is the first debate for the Democratic presidential contenders. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Democratic Party strategist Angela Rye shares her advice for each of the five candidates and her prediction for who will win.

Layoffs, ‘Moments’, Longer Tweets: How Jack Dorsey Is Changing Twitter

October 13, 2015
Twitter Co-Founder and Chairman Jack Dorsey is pictured on October 9, 2014 in San Francisco, California. (Kimberly White/Getty Images for Vanity Fair)

With Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey now officially at the helm, we look at what’s ahead for the company and its users.

Bic Is On A Mission To Save Handwriting. Does It Need Saving?

October 13, 2015
Jaeden Alvarez practices cursive writing at Cleveland K-6 School, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, in Dayton, Ohio. In years gone by, penmanship helped distinguish the literate from the illiterate. But now, in the digital age, people are increasingly communicating by computer and smartphone. No handwritten signature necessary. Cursive writing is not being taught in many schools as some 45 states have adopted Common Core standards, which have eliminated the teaching of cursive writing. (Al Behrman/AP)

The company is encouraging students and teachers to get excited about handwriting again, in this age of technology.

California Governor Wraps Up Marathon Bill Signing Session

October 13, 2015
California Gov. Jerry Brown signs one of the hundreds of bills he has left to deal with as Graciela Castillo-Krings, right, his deputy legislative secretary, looks on at his Capitol office in Sacramento, Calif., Friday Oct. 9, 2015. (Rich Pedroncelli/AP)

Gov. Jerry Brown has finished signing nearly 1,000 bills this legislative session. Ben Adler in Sacramento discusses the legislation.

How Alcohol Has Shaped American History

October 13, 2015
A glass of beer sits on a barrel. (Pixabay)

Susan Cheever writes about America’s long relationship with alcohol in “Drinking In America: Our Secret History.”

Thousands Of ‘Juvenile Lifers’ Place Their Hope In Supreme Court

October 13, 2015
Marsha Levick (third from right) the co-founder of the Juvenile Law Center sits on a panel. (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)

The court ruled that imprisoning teens for life is cruel and unusual. The question now is whether that should apply retroactively.

Democratic Candidates Take The Stage For Their First Debate Of 2016 Race

October 13, 2015
Photographs of Democratic presidential candidates, (left to right) former U.S. Sen. Jim Webb (D-VA), U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley and former Gov. of Rhode Island Lincoln Chafee hang on their debate podiums a day before the CNN Facebook Democratic Debate at the Wynn Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Five candidates will be on stage tonight, and CNN has an extra lectern on standby in case Vice President Joe Biden joins the race.

Russia's Middle East Power Play

October 13, 2015
In this photo taken on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015, Syrian armored vehicles get ready to move near the village of Morek in Syria. The Syrian army has launched an offensive this week in central and northwestern Syria aided by Russian airstrikes. (AP)

Russia’s big power play in Syria, the US response, and where this could go.

U.S. Sen. Markey Pushing For Tougher Gun Control Measures

October 13, 2015
U.S. Sen. Ed Markey in his office earlier this year. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

U.S. Sen. Edward Markey is planning to discuss gun safety efforts during an appearance at Roxbury Community College in Boston.

Trump And Sanders Try To Show New Hampshire They Can Reach Across The Aisle

October 13, 2015

Both men were out to demonstrate that they are practitioners of the art of compromise.

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