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Investigators still have not identified a motive in last week's mass shooting at a concert in Las Vegas. The Clark County coroner will announce new findings in a press conference.

The Guajataca dam in northern Puerto Rico suffered a major breach in its emergency spillway. At one point up to 70,000 people were in immediate danger. The Army Corps of Engineers thinks it can fix the breach, but the dam is not secure and is yet another example of Puerto Rico's crumbling infrastructure that is barely standing after Hurricane Maria hit the island.

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Anne Applebaum explains how Stalin killed millions in the '30s by orchestrating a famine to suppress the nationalist movement and strengthen Russian influence in Ukraine.

Residents of Arecibo love the 350-foot-tall statue, which they hoped would bring tourists to their region. But they aren't fond of the conquistador who people say discovered the island and America.

Authorities have identified 47 firearms owned by Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock. Chris Michel says he sold a shotgun to Paddock, who had visited his gun store several times.

The U.S. has more guns than any other country in the world. While other developed peer countries also have high rates gun of ownership, they have less mass shootings. Adam Winkler of UCLA School of Law and Priscilla Imboden of Switzerland Radio explain why.

In at least 54 percent of mass shootings, the perpetrator also shot an intimate partner or relative. NPR's Michel Martin talks with gun policy expert Robert Spitzer about the pattern of domestic abuse among mass shooters.

The Caribbean island of Barbuda had to evacuate all its residents when Hurricane Irma hit last month, but now they are slowly starting to return. NPR's Michel Martin catches up with reporter Anika Kentish who's been following the story.

For this week's Barbershop, NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Susan Chira of The New York Times, conservative commentator Lenny McAllister and journalist Jeff Yang talk about this week's news in sexual harassment, gender politics in sports and more.

Supreme Court justices this week looked at whether police can arrest people who they mistakenly believe are trespassing.




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