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How LGBTQ People Of Color Are Dealing With Orlando: Code Switch Podcast, Episode 4

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 10:28am

The tragedy in Orlando shook many people in communities that already feel vulnerable: LGBTQ Americans, Latinos, Muslims, immigrant families, and those living at the intersection of these identities.

WATCH: In Conversation With Oprah, Michelle Obama Tells Men To 'Be Better'

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 10:26am

"Be better at everything. Be better fathers, good lord," Obama said at the United State of Women summit.

CHART: This Primary Season, Clinton Won States With Highest Income Inequality

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 7:38am

Bernie Sanders ran on the idea of lessening inequality. So why did Clinton win the primaries and caucuses in the most unequal states?

Southern Baptists Split With Trump On Refugee Resettlement

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 5:00am

At the annual meeting of Southern Baptist churches, delegates affirmed a Christian duty to welcome refugees and called for an end to the display of the Confederate battle flag.

DNC Network Is Hacked; Trump Research Revealed

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 4:07am

The computer network at the Democratic National Committee has been breached by Russian hackers. Renee Montagne talks to Dmitri Alperovitch, CrowdStrike co-founder and chief technology officer.

Rep. Quigley: Orlando Tragedy Highlights Discriminatory Blood Donation Rule

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 4:07am

Renee Montagne talks to Rep. Mike Quigley, D-IL, about his push to end the FDA's blood deferral policy. Gay and bisexual men are required to remain celibate for a year before donating blood.

Why Voter Rolls Can Be A Mess

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 4:00am

"We can't keep updated lists. It's just impossible to do that," says Michael Ryan, executive director of the New York City Board Of Elections.

Assault Rifle Bans Find Life On State Level

Wed, 06/15/2016 - 5:33pm

Semiautomatic rifles like the AR-15 and SIG Sauer MCX, which was used in the Orlando shooting, are no longer banned nationally. States, though, are finding success in passing laws restricting them.

Senate Gun Control Speeches Recall An Old-School Filibuster

Wed, 06/15/2016 - 5:15pm

The word came from the Spanish filibustero in the 1800s and had a root in the Dutch word vribuiter or "freebooter." The original reference was to a mercenary who traveled around fomenting rebellion.

WATCH: Utah Lt. Governor Apologizes For Past Attitude Toward Gay People

Wed, 06/15/2016 - 4:21pm

Spencer Cox, a Republican, spoke at a vigil after the Orlando shooting. He apologized for not always treating everyone with, "the kindness, dignity and respect — the love — that they deserved."

Fact Check: Donald Trump And Syrian Refugees

Wed, 06/15/2016 - 3:29pm

President Obama wants to bring 10,000 Syrian refugees to the U.S. this year. Donald Trump says there is a "tremendous flow" coming into the U.S. and he wants to suspend the program.

Will Future Candidates Be Able To Raise Money The Sanders Way?

Wed, 06/15/2016 - 3:28pm

Bernie Sanders raised $209 million as of April 30, while shunning big money players and depending heavily on online small dollar donors. NPR explores whether other candidates could match that.

Gun Control Advocate Recalls Motivation For 1994 Assault Weapons Ban

Wed, 06/15/2016 - 3:28pm

Following each successive mass shooting, President Obama's tone has grown more frustrated with Congress' inability to take action to curb gun violence. The last major piece of federal legislation to regulate guns was the 1994 assault weapons ban. NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Tom Diaz, who worked on that legislation more than 20 years ago.

'My Heart Has Changed': Utah Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox Apologizes To LGBT Community

Wed, 06/15/2016 - 3:28pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Utah Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox about his remarks at a vigil for victims of the shooting in Orlando. In his remarks, he said his "heart has changed," and he urged kindness and understanding for people who are different from us.

Donald Trump Pivots On Guns In Wake Of Orlando Mass Shooting

Wed, 06/15/2016 - 3:28pm

Donald Trump announced Wednesday via Twitter that he wants the NRA to support legislation barring gun sales to people on the government's terrorist watch list.

CHART: 7 Times Obama And Clinton Seemed To Be Reading From The Same Script

Wed, 06/15/2016 - 2:27pm

Hillary Clinton and President Obama both came out swinging against Donald Trump and his response to the attack in Orlando. At times it seemed like they could be reading from the same script.

Donald Trump Teases That He Could Buck The NRA On One Aspect Of Guns

Wed, 06/15/2016 - 1:25pm

In a tweet Wednesday, the presumptive Republican nominee said he plans on meeting with the National Rifle Association to talk about banning suspected terrorists from buying guns.

LIVE VIDEO: Democrats Hold Senate Floor In Push For Gun Control

Wed, 06/15/2016 - 12:41pm

Sen. Chris Murphy, of Connecticut, said he was prepared to talk on the floor for "as long as I can." He added that he had had "enough."

Understanding Congressional Gerrymandering: 'It's Moneyball Applied To Politics'

Wed, 06/15/2016 - 12:36pm

Ratf**ked author David Daley says that Republicans targeted key state legislative races in 2010 in an effort to control state houses, and, eventually, Congressional redistricting.

In Defense Bill, Senate Approves Plan For Women To Register For Draft

Wed, 06/15/2016 - 12:19pm

The bill still must be reconciled with a House bill that doesn't mention women and the draft, and it faces a veto threat from President Obama over, among other things, the closure of Guantanamo Bay.

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