While the talk this weekend in the Texas convention hall is about keeping up the fight against gun restrictions and staying true to the Constitution, a small protest against gun violence is being held outside.
President Obama has named Michael Froman, a trusted adviser on international economic issues, to be the next U.S. Trade Representative. Froman will try to complete two giant trade deals that are in the works. But Froman's job won't be easy.
Officials in Madison, Wisc., are hoping to tamp down a traditional spring bash that's gotten out of control in recent years. Gilman Halstead reports the Mifflin Street Block Party keeps police and first responders busy dealing with violence and intoxicated crowds. This weekend students are being urged to attend an alternate event instead of the off-campus gathering.
California is in the midst of an effort to bring its prison population down, as ordered by the U.S. Supreme Court. California Gov. Jerry Brown has submitted a new plan to further reduce the number of inmates. But he's still striking a defiant tone toward the courts — saying he's done enough to address overcrowding concerns.
The stock market rallied on Friday after a better-than-expected jobs report. The Labor Department said employers added 165,000 jobs to payrolls in April. The unemployment rate ticked down to 7.5 percent.
A white off-duty constable shot and killed a paraplegic black man in Fayette, Miss., in 1965. Despite new witnesses who have memories of what happened that day, there's still not enough evidence to say whether Jasper Burchfield's claim of self-defense is true.
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