By one estimate there are nearly 300,000 guns in Mexico, and most of those guns came from north of the border. The U.S. has taken steps aimed at slowing gun smugglers, especially since the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives scandal. But are those changes working?
A year and a half after the attacks on the U.S. diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya, Democrats in Congress have a message for their Republican colleagues: Enough with the investigations, already. Citing millions of dollars spent already, they argue politics is not a good reason to spend millions more.
In Afghanistan, campaigning for the presidential election is over and polls open on Saturday. The is first time Afghans will see one elected president hand over power to another. Morning Edition's Renee Montagne is in Afghanistan following the top candidates who are most likely to take the place of President Hamid Karzai.
Linda Wertheimer and Steve Inskeep have the Last Word in business.
Monthly employment numbers will be released on Friday. Now matter what the numbers say, there will still be a huge number of people who have been out of work for six months or more. To find out more about the long-term unemployed, Steve Inskeep talks to David Wessel, director of the Hutchins Center at the Brookings Institution and a contributor to "The Wall Street Journal."
Amazon is making an aggressive move toward your living room TV with a new video-streaming device. Amazon Fire TV joins a crowded field of devices vying for the same spot.
Mideast peace talks pushed by the U.S. could include a borderline that leaves some Arabs, who are in Israel as part of a minority of non-Jewish Israeli citizens, into a new Palestinian state. The idea has gotten mixed reactions from Arab Israelis.
The three leading candidates in Afghanistan's presidential election Saturday are all urbane, Westernized men who usually wear suits. Yet their running mates range from notorious warlords to a woman.
Linda Wertheimer talks to Evan Osnos about his New Yorker piece in which he explores how the coal industry has become a political player in the state, and what that could mean for future regulation.
A soldier who was undergoing assessment to determine whether he had post-traumatic stress disorder opened fire on Wednesday at the base. Four people are dead including the shooter, who killed himself.
Last week, a National Labor Relations Board ruling gave football players at Northwestern University the right to unionize. Northwestern is challenging the decision. The NCAA supports the appeal.
The U.S. Supreme Court has struck down limits on how much a single individual can give in total to candidates and parties. The ruling could give wealthy donors even more influence in elections.
The Supreme Court on Wednesday took out a major pillar of campaign finance limits. The justices ruled a donor may give the maximum amount to as many federal candidates or committees as they wish.
Military officials say a soldier opened fire at the base killing three people before taking his own life. A senior officer says the shooter was being assessed for post-traumatic stress disorder.
By a 5-4 vote, the justices eliminated the cap on the total amount donors can contribute in an election cycle. The aggregate limit had been $123,000.
In the Afghan capital Kabul, a suicide bomber wearing a police uniform walked up to a checkpoint outside the headquarters of the Interior Ministry and killed several members of the national police.
It looked like two players in the Federal Hockey League were going to fight. Instead, they hugged and pulled out a beer. Cool stunt, except for the league suspended them.
It was such an odd day of news on Tuesday that people wrote asking which of our stories was the April Fool's joke? Hint: It was the one about the cat.
Taiwanese students have demonstrated against a trade agreement between Taiwan and China. The protesters see the pact as another step toward economic absorption into mainland China.