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October 5, 2015 13 Comments

A Closer Look At Gun Ownership In The U.S.

The U.S. has the highest rate of private gun ownership in the world. We look at some of the research on firearms in America.

October 2, 2015 13 Comments

Mass Shootings By The Numbers

The Mass Shooting Tracker shows the shooting in Oregon yesterday was the 294th mass shooting in 2015.

October 2, 2015 22 Comments

2016 Candidates React To Oregon Shooting

Reactions broke down along predictable party lines, with calls for and against stronger gun control measures.

October 2, 2015 4 Comments

Oregon Town Grieves As Police Search For Motive In Mass Shooting

The names of the nine victims have yet to be released, but more details are emerging about the gunman and the investigation.

October 1, 2015 27 Comments

Officials: Gunman Kills 9 At Oregon Community College

The shooting happened at Umpqua Community College, a school of about 3,000 students in Roseburg, 180 miles south of Portland.

October 1, 2015 2 Comments

Can Hackers Threaten The Electric Grid?

Cybersecurity experts like to divide the world into two categories: those who have been hacked, and those who have but don’t know it.

October 1, 2015 Comment

A Rare Bipartisan Effort To Reform The Criminal Justice System

The legislation would reduce mandatory minimums for certain drug offenses and largely ban solitary confinement for juveniles.

October 1, 2015 9 Comments

One Execution Halted, But Several More Slated For The Next Week

Robert Dunham of the Death Penalty Information Center shares a broad look at state laws and opinions on the death penalty.

September 30, 2015 17 Comments

Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis Had Secret Meeting With The Pope

The clerk who went to jail for defying a federal court’s orders to issue same-sex marriage licenses says she met briefly with the pope.

September 28, 2015 2 Comments

Minnesotan Becomes First To Sue Over Child Sex Tourism

The Minnesota Star Tribune reports that child brides are an “open secret” among Minnesota’s large Hmong community.

September 28, 2015 2 Comments

Reimagining The 1966 University Of Texas Massacre

Writer Elizabeth Crook turned the massacre into a novel, “Monday, Monday,” which tells the story through characters who were there.

September 25, 2015 7 Comments

Arizona Sheriff Arpaio Faces New Round Of Contempt Hearings

Arpaio’s hearings reconvened Thursday facing allegations of defying a judge’s order to stop detaining people on suspicion they were in the U.S. illegally.

September 25, 2015 14 Comments

Texas Sheriff’s Killing Puts Black Lives Matter On Defense

There’s no evidence that the shooter was involved with Black Lives Matter, but the accusation sparked a change in some of the dialogue about the movement.

September 22, 2015 19 Comments

Clergy Sex Abuse Survivor Dreads Pope Visit

Robert Costello, who survived sexual abuse by a priest, says it’s like a “punch in the gut” seeing Pope Francis visit the U.S.

September 22, 2015 3 Comments

UK Intelligence Chief Wants Help From Internet Companies

Britain’s MI5 head recently warned technology is allowing terrorists to communicate without notice of authorities.

September 22, 2015 11 Comments

A Daughter’s Investigation Into The Disappearance of Her Father

Twenty-eight years after Eddy Crane mysteriously went missing, his daughter wrote about her personal investigation into his disappearance.

September 18, 2015 Comment

Balkan States Struggle To Keep Migrants Out

To migrants fleeing war and poverty, there were two starkly conflicting messages from Croatia this week: On Wednesday, it was “Welcome.” Today, it’s don’t stay.

September 18, 2015 4 Comments

A Former Sex Worker Now Mentors Kids

Audrey Morrissey worked in the illegal sex trade for 13 years. Now, she has left the life and works with a group called My Life, My Choice.

September 18, 2015 13 Comments

#IStandWithAhmed Resonates From White House To Silicon Valley

Everyone from Obama to Zuckerberg has reached out in support of the 14-year-old Muslim boy detained after bringing a homemade clock to his school.

September 16, 2015 14 Comments

Ferguson Report Includes Call To End Predatory Lending

Chief among the Ferguson Commision’s recommendations is that Missouri crack down on predatory payday lending.

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October 2 5 Comments

Study: Chemo Unnecessary In Many Cases Of Early-Stage Breast Cancer

A new study finds that many women with early stage breast cancer don't benefit from chemotherapy.

October 2 3 Comments

Fishing For Gold After Viral Video Fame

The video of a Boston-area man's incredulous and expletive-laden discovery of a sunfish has gone viral. What happens now?

October 1 Comment

A Rare Bipartisan Effort To Reform The Criminal Justice System

The legislation would reduce mandatory minimums for certain drug offenses and largely ban solitary confinement for juveniles.

October 1 42 Comments

What Does It Mean To Raise A Spiritual Child?

Psychologist Lisa Miller discusses the scientific link between spirituality and health, and how it relates to children.