In the 1930s, the United States government was absorbed with a different kind of gun violence: prohibition-era gangsters using fully automatic weapons of war, with civilians often caught in the crossfire. NPR looks back at how the U.S. Congress, at the urging of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, passed the nation's first firearms legislation, which still holds today.
"I think it's ... one of the big stories of this week of this month, of this year," Donald Trump said of the meeting. A Democratic strategist said it was "foolish to create such optics."
Our favorite 2016 news and stories curated from NPR and around the web. Today: take a drive in our new demographic tool and Elizabeth Warren's (maybe) foray into teaching wizardry.
Christie has insisted that his personal and government accounts were searched by investigators, but new court documents indicate that a personal account he shared with his wife was never searched.
Ahead of November, a number of important voting law cases are still up in the air nationwide. Here's a breakdown of where some of the big cases stand.
Demographics give Clinton an edge. But Trump says he can break the traditional mold. An NPR analysis — and new demographic tool — lets you create your own path to victory for either candidate.
Demographics play a huge determinative factor in presidential elections. NPR's Politics team has assembled a way for the audience to calculate possible voting outcomes based on demographics trends.
Puerto Rico has $70 billion in debt. The measure passed by the Senate sets up a fiscal control board for the island, and helps it avoid defaulting on a critical $2 billion debt payment due Friday.
It was a passing encounter on her government plane, but the whiff of impropriety while the Justice Department investigates Hillary Clinton's private email server could set Republicans howling.
Warning against withdrawing from trade deals, the president acknowledged a legitimate gripe with globalization, but says focusing only on local markets is the wrong medicine.
Is Donald Trump's assertion that the U.S. steel industry fell victim to dumping, unfair trade pacts and self-serving politicians accurate?
Religious liberty is a key concern for many evangelical voters. But in the current political climate, there's some debate among Christian conservatives about how that applies to faiths like Islam.
Our favorite 2016 news and stories curated from NPR and around the web.
In an interview with NPR's Steve Inskeep, the president acknowledges "parallels" between the U.S. election and Britain's vote to leave the EU. But "the differences are greater than the similarities."
While black stories debut on large and small screens, a Pew survey finds deep divisions on views of race in America. We examine how black America has changed through the lens of a hit TV remake.
Steve Inkeep talks to President Obama about how race relations have evolved during his presidency. The president says you can always find people who feel that "change hasn't happened fast enough."
NPR's politics team has annotated Donald Trump's Tuesday speech on the economy.
Donald Trump may have clinched the GOP nomination, but President Obama says Trump's record low favorability ratings show that he hasn't won over the hearts and minds of the country just yet.
President Obama reflects on the 2016 presidential election, in a preview of an upcoming NPR documentary on his presidency.
Donald Trump is campaigning in the battleground states of Pennsylvania and Ohio this week, delivering a policy speech and holding a rally.