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The White House releases a school safety plan that backs off President Trump's comments about raising the age limits for purchasing certain weapons, but sticks to a plan to arm teachers. We'll break it down.
For the first time, a sitting US president agrees to meet with North Korea’s dictator. We’ll unpack what each side has to gain and lose when they sit down face to face.
Six months after Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico struggles on. What’s it going to take to fix it? Who will do it?
Tariffs and a White House resignation. A porn star sues the president. The Trump administration sues California. A former Russia spy is poisoned. The roundtable covers it all.
After the most dramatic finale ever, we’ll ask: Why do we love and loathe "The Bachelor"?
A key congressman who’s leading the House’s plans to roll back regulations that were put on banks after the financial crisis has one word for critics who say trimming Dodd-Frank will cause another crash: “Hogwash.”
White House Staffers Head For The Exits, Stoking Fears Of 'Brain Drain'
The Senate is poised to pass a major rewrite of the Dodd-Frank law. It could offer critical relief to mid-sized lenders, but also remove some consumer protections.
West Virginia lawmakers strike a deal to give teachers a pay raise. But teachers in other states are ready to walk out. We’ll look at the crisis in teacher pay across the country.
In the post-Parkland era, some retailers won’t sell guns to anyone under 21. Some investors are dumping shares. Is this just PR or the start of something big?
Basketball superstar Kevin Love opens up about his panic attacks. Are men getting the kind of mental health support they need?
Ever-relentless Amazon is making its next move: checking accounts. Would you bank with the online retail giant?
The president goes full steam ahead on tariffs. We’ll take a look at whether trade wars are as good and winnable as he says.
Frugal living. If you take it to the extreme you just might live the life you’ve always dreamed of.
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?