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  • 5:22pm Aug 20, 2013
    National National

    Calls Continue For San Diego Mayor To Step Down

    Embattled San Diego mayor Bob Filner and attorneys met Tuesday about his future as the leader of the city. The mayor is under pressure to resign following allegations of sexual harassment by at least 16 women. Meanwhile, a recall petition drive is under way while the mayor's supporters try to counter criticism.
  • 8:57am Aug 20, 2013
    National National

    One By One, California Agents Track Down Illegally Owned Guns

    California is currently the only state with a program to confiscate guns from residents prohibited from owning firearms. To find them, agents comb through a database of people who legally owned a gun until mental illness or a brush with the law rendered them no longer eligible for gun ownership.
  • 6:58pm Aug 19, 2013
    National National

    3 Years Later, There's Still Work Left To Be Done On Dodd-Frank

    On Monday, President Obama summoned top financial regulators to the White House to get an update on the implementation of the Dodd-Frank Act. The legislation was passed in the wake of the financial crisis and is a sweeping overhaul of the nation's financial regulations. But three years after being signed into law, much of Dodd-Frank still isn't in place. Such is the difficulty of re-writing financial rules.
  • 5:29pm Aug 19, 2013
    National National Economy

    Cars In America: Is The Love Story Over?

    America once had a love affair with the automobile. But a new study shows just how much air has been let out of those tires, and the millennial generation seems to be ambivalent toward owning cars or even acquiring driver's licenses.
  • This NASA diagram shows the two Voyager spacecraft inside the magnetic bubble around the sun. But Marc Swisdak believes it's already crossed the heliopause into interstellar space.
    NASA
    2:52pm Aug 19, 2013
    National National Science

    Has Voyager 1 Left The Solar System?

    For the past decade or so, scientists have been waiting for the Voyager 1 spacecraft to cross into deep space. New research suggests it already has — over a year ago.
  • 8:16am Aug 19, 2013
    National National Politics & Government

    Amid Struggle For 'Soul' Of GOP, Libertarians Take Limelight

    Tensions between the traditional wings of the Republican Party and its libertarians have been brewing for years. Leaks of government surveillance information have helped exacerbate the conflict, pushing forward libertarians' stance on civil liberties.
  • Katrina Boydon and her mustang Spirit. She adopted the horse as an orphaned foal with a rattlesnake bite on his hoof.
    Will Stone / KUNR
    6:52am Aug 19, 2013
    National National

    Wild Horses Run Free As Adoption Centers Fill Up

    Across the West, the Bureau of Land Management grapples with dwindling holding space for wild horses it has rounded up. But advocates say the bureau's housing of mustangs is not only ineffective but unsustainable. The cost of keeping the horses has tripled since 2000.
  • 7:35am Aug 18, 2013
    National National Politics & Government

    Immigration Reform Activists March To Calif. Farm Country

    Bakersfield is conservative, with a large immigrant and farm labor population. Protesters are pushing the city's Republican congressman to adopt the Senate-passed immigration reform bill — and they've got the support of local Republican leaders.
  • The Rev. Vonner Horton outside her church in Merry Hill, N.C. For years, Horton and the church have used the state's early-voting system to make sure as many people as possible could vote. She says the new law that shaves a week off early-voting dates wil
    Ailsa Chang / NPR
    8:51pm Aug 16, 2013
    National National Politics & Government

    In Rural N.C., New Voter ID Law Awakens Some Old Fears

    Just weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court invalidated a key part of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, North Carolina has a new law to require photo ID at the polls and to shorten early voting. Proponents say the law will stave off voter fraud. Opponents say it will effectively quash the vote of many poor minorities.