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Another Mass Shooting And New Calls To End U.S. Gun Violence

Another mass shooting, this time at a community college in Oregon, has prompted new calls to change gun laws. We look at the realities of ending the cycle of gun violence in the U.S.


U.S., Other Nations Reach Agreement On Trans-Pacific Partnership

A long process to ease trading between the U.S. and 11 Pacific Rim nations is closer to being finalized, as negotiators cleared hurdles on how to handle everything from cars to dairy products.

U.S. Settles Claims Against BP Over Deepwater Horizon Spill For $20 Billion

Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch calls the deal "the largest settlement with a single entity in American history."

Like Fares On A Plane, College Tuition Bills Vary Widely

Some colleges give big discounts based on family income. Some don't. Play with Planet Money's interactive graphic to see the average price families pay at 1,550 four-year colleges.

Women Find A Fertility Test Isn't As Reliable As They'd Like

It's hard to predict how quickly a woman's fertility will decline and if she'll be a good candidate for egg freezing. But doctors try to figure that out with something called an ovarian reserve test.

Good Gourd! What's With All The Weird-Looking Squash?

Cinderella pumpkins just don't cut it for fall decor anymore. Squash and gourds come in all sorts of colors and sizes — and as far as consumers are concerned, the stranger, the better.

7 Questions To Ask Your Boss About Wellness Privacy

More employers than ever are nudging workers toward plans that screen them for risks, monitor their activity and encourage them to make healthful choices. Can you trust the boss to keep the data safe?

For Environmentalists, Mines Near Wilderness Are Too Close For Comfort

A couple is spending 365 days in the nation's most visited wilderness area to raise awareness of a sulfide-ore mining plan they say will put the watershed ecosystem in danger. Some locals disagree.

Coca-Cola, McDonald's Among Sponsors Calling For FIFA President's Resignation

Major sponsors want Sepp Blatter, who is being investigated for corruption, to step down immediately. He has said he'll leave the job in 2016.

Taking The Heat: Is Foodie Culture Making Room For Female Chefs?

Women have long been told their place is in the kitchen — but not as chefs. To this day, only about 20 percent of chefs are women. With the growth of "foodie" culture, that might finally be changing.