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Borrowing tactics from campaigns to legalize same sex marriage and marijuana, gun control groups are shifting to a national strategy of tightening gun laws via state ballot initiatives.

An Arab hip-hop group has lyrics that say the Jewish state has "raped the Arab soul." The group sees it as free expression. Israel's culture minister says it could incite violence.

"There are so many checks and balances on this system. It continues to prove itself on a daily basis," said Karen Osborne, the director of elections in Maricopa Country, Ariz.

A suspect is now sought in the slaying of two police officers overnight in separate "ambush-style" shootings. David Greene speaks with Iowa Public Radio's Clay Masters.

Two police officers were killed overnight in separate "ambush-style" shootings in Des Moines and a suburb. David Greene speaks to Urbandale Police Department public information officer Chad Underwood.

The Sulzberger family has owned and operated the Times since Adolph Ochs bought it in 1896. Deputy Publisher A.G. Sulzberger speaks with NPR's David Greene.

Protests over the North Dakota Access Pipeline continue. The head of the state Public Service Commission says that despite invitations, the tribe did not participate in its 11-month permit process.

Just days before Election Day, civil rights groups are suing the state over claims that voters have been illegally removed from the rolls.

Donald Trump campaigned in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin on Tuesday as he tries to put states that have been leaning towards Hillary Clinton back in play.

The Iraqi city has been held by ISIS for the last two years.




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