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U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, a Democrat of Illinois and the minority whip, joined On Point to talk about the political realities.
Gun control is in the spotlight, but what about an immigration deal? Is there the political will to get it done?
Across the country, hundreds of thousands of rape kits never get tested. New Mexico has a plan to fix that. We're hearing it.
Trump and Sessions go another round. Gun politics. Supreme Court takes a pass on DACA. Our weekly news round tables goes behind the headlines.
The Oscars are this weekend. “Shape of Water,” “Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri,” “Get Out?” We're looking at who should win, and why they might not.
Presidential adviser and first son-in-law Jared Kushner’s security clearance downgraded. Can he still do the job? Should he?
The Kerner Commission Report on racial inequality in America. 50 years on, they’re taking another look.
In 22 states, public workers can be required to pay fees toward unions.
Two big cases at the Supreme Court: One about the future of unions. The other looks at data privacy overseas. We’ll weigh the evidence.
The NCAA and the FBI’s full court press into corruption in college basketball. It’s huge.
We're looking at new technology that tries to determine our physical and mental health by looking at how we use social media and the internet.
The UN has demanded a ceasefire in Syria, but the fighting hasn’t ceased.
Keeping the elderly in their own homes. Most of us want to. But who will care for them? And what about the costs? The crisis in home health care.
We'll look at the ways the world has changed, and the ways they're trying to change the world, since a school shooting nearly two weeks ago that left 17 people dead.
President Trump floats the idea of arming teachers to prevent another school tragedy. We’ll have that debate.
In some states, you need a license not just to be a doctor -- but an interior designer, a tooth-filer, a hair braider. We'll talk to a few people who are trying to change the system to make it easier to do work.
Jason Hernandez was once staring at a life sentence without parole for dealing drugs. But reading books helped him turn his life around, a reform so profound that he was granted clemency by President Barack Obama in 2013.
Parkland students march on Tallahassee. The President floats arming teachers. More Russia indictments. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
What makes something funny? We’re got some theories, and a few jokes.
Critics say Google unfairly squashes its competition, like Standard Oil a century ago, or AT&T a generation ago. Is it time for a trust-busting government to intervene?