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.
"Be better at everything. Be better fathers, good lord," Obama said at the United State of Women summit.
Bernie Sanders ran on the idea of lessening inequality. So why did Clinton win the primaries and caucuses in the most unequal states?
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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 announced Wednesday via Twitter that he wants the NRA to support legislation barring gun sales to people on the government's terrorist watch list.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.