The recent shooting in Oregon prompted the president to again call for action on gun control. Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal spoke with NPR's Rachel Martin on the uphill battle to pass new legislation.
Should the media — and the nation-- change the way we talk about mass shootings? NPR's Michel Martin asks in the Barbershop, with Political Junkie host Ken Rudin, The Root writer Danielle Belton, and NPR's Ammad Omar.
Airstrikes on a clinic in the Afghan city of Kunduz have killed patients and staffers from Doctors Without Borders. Al Jazeera Arabic's Washington Bureau Chief Abderrahim Foukara tells NPR's Michel Martin that together with the Taliban capturing Kunduz, "This is really bad news."