On July 1, 19 "Hotshot" firefighters from Prescott, AZ., died in a massive forest fire. The city immediately pledged that it was “first and foremost committed to assisting” the families they left behind.
But one month later Juliann Ashcraft, one of the Hotshots' widows, says the city is falling short on its pledge. Because her husband Andrew was technically classified as a temporary employee, she says she is being denied the survivors' benefits she needs to support her four children. read more
Thursday night on All In: Obama may have cancelled talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin over gay rights and Edward Snowden, but the shadow that hangs over bilateral negotiations between the countries is the immense stockpile of nuclear weapons they each possess. read more
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Do gun control laws work? New figures from the nation’s most populous state, which also happens to have the nation’s toughest statewide gun laws, suggest they do.
California passed some of the nation’s toughest gun laws over the past two decades, and gun deaths across the state have declined by more than half, according to a new study by a California-based nonprofit research group. read more