May 27 - 5:00am EDT

The political climate has changed drastically since a 10-year assault weapons ban passed in 1994. The lack of political will and other barriers stand in the way of it even coming to a vote today.

May 27 - 1:09am EDT

"Is this the moment to reform gun laws?" British reporter Mark Stone from Sky News asked the U.S. senator.

May 26 - 6:21pm EDT

More than half of the ballots in Oregon's third-most populous county have to be reprocessed because smudged barcodes rendered them unreadable by tabulating machines.

May 26 - 5:16pm EDT

In a long awaited speech, Secretary of State Antony Blinken called China the most serious long term challenge to the international order and a test for U.S. diplomacy.

May 26 - 4:37pm EDT

Many Americans are asking themselves what can be done after the shooting in Texas. Despite broad support for background checks and red-flag laws, action at the state and national levels is uncertain.

May 26 - 12:56pm EDT

Former President Donald Trump must answer questions under oath in New York Attorney General Letitia James' civil investigation into his business practices, a state appeals court ruled Thursday.

May 26 - 5:58am EDT

Oklahoma now becomes the first state in the nation to effectively end availability of the procedure.

May 26 - 5:11am EDT

President Biden signed an executive order Wednesday on policing — two years after George Floyd was killed by a Minneapolis police officer.

May 26 - 5:11am EDT

The results of a study released this month find that at least one in five Republican state legislators across the country are affiliated with far-right groups on Facebook.

May 26 - 5:00am EDT

A large body of research shows being denied an abortion limits women's education, time in the workforce and wages. It also finds long-term negative impacts for their children.

May 25 - 6:03pm EDT

Even as some lawmakers say it's "nuts" not to take action, any measure faces exceedingly slim odds of passing in the 50-50 Senate.

May 25 - 5:14pm EDT

Two House subcommittees are holding hearings on the baby formula crisis. One will focus on the Food and Drug Administration and the formula makers. The other will look at the effects of the shortage.

May 25 - 4:39pm EDT

President Biden has marked the second anniversary of the murder of George Floyd by signing an executive order. It will set up some of the police reforms that stalled in Congress.

May 25 - 4:18pm EDT

Rumors, misinformation and conspiracy theories were rampant on right-wing social media before verifiable information came out about the gunman who took at least 21 lives at a Texas elementary school.

May 25 - 2:25pm EDT

Key Senate Democrats say that confirming a permanent leader for the Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Bureau may be one of the few legislative steps Congress can advance this year.