Vice presidential candidates Tim Kaine and Mike Pence both spoke passionately about their stances on abortion rights at Tuesday's debate. Both men's views have been informed by their religion, even as they've reached different conclusions on policy. NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Emma Green, who covers race and politics for The Atlantic.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued new rules on prepaid cards that will require providers to abide by some of the same restrictions as credit cards. Namely, it will have to assess the borrower's ability to repay, and it will limit fees and interest rates.
The winner of California's open U.S. Senate seat is guaranteed to make history. One would be the first Indian-American senator. The other would be the first Latina. But for all those firsts, voters aren't engaged with the race.
The Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday in a case from Texas involving a murder defendant sentenced to death after a trial witness said he was statistically more likely to commit more crimes because he was African-American.