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Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca tosses a pistol onto a pile of guns to be melted at the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's 20th annual Gun Melt at the Gerdau Steel Mill in Rancho Cucamonga, California, July 30, 2013. Thousands of weapons...

California: Did tough gun control laws cut firearms deaths?

08/07/13 06:46PM

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

US President Barack Obama and Housing Secretary Shaun Donovan tour Erickson Construction on August 6, 2013 in Chandler, Arizona. (Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty)

Obama bets on private market in housing recovery

08/07/13 02:52PM

The day after he unveiled his plan for promoting American homeownership, President Obama emphasized the importance of the broader economy to his housing policy in a Wednesday virtual roundtable. "Keeping the overall economy in the right direction means there's a stronger market for homes," he told CEO Spencer Rascoff, who moderated the online discussion with the president on Wednesday. Members of the public submitted questions to the president via the online real estate company. read more

The impact of test-tube burgers on farmed...

The impact of test-tube burgers on farmed animals

08/06/13 08:54PM

Ezra Klein talks with Bruce Friedrich Senior Advocacy Director of Farm Sanctuary about the ethical and environmental implications of lab-grown meat.  Will it improve the welfare of farmed animals in this country? Chefs Curtis Stone, Amanda Cohen, and... watch

Would you eat this burger?

Would you eat this burger?

08/06/13 08:41PM

Dutch scientist Mark Post unveiled the world's first synthetic meat patty in London on Monday. Two lucky volunteers tasted the burger, and the reviews were mixed.  Ezra Klein talks with chefs Curtis Stone, Amanda Cohen and Homaro Cantu about the future... watch

#click3 Al Roker's dog ate his alarm

08/06/13 08:40PM

1. Al Roker overslept. Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy 2. Real life Wall-E. 3. Now-famous actors audition for NBC's The Office. Imagine the line-up. read more

Click3: Lifestyles of the rich and toxic?

Click3: Lifestyles of the rich and toxic?

08/06/13 08:34PM

Ezra Klein shares the three most awesomest things on the internet for Monday: Rich people are filled with more poison than non-rich people; frat boy positions himself as the next hedge fund millionaire; and Planet Earth in the rear view. watch

A man walks past The Washington Post building on August 5, 2013 in Washington, DC, after it was announced that founder and CEO Jeff Bezos had agreed to purchase the Post for USD 250 million. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty)

All In agenda: The sale of The Washington Post and the future of journalism

08/06/13 05:30PM

Tuesday night on All In with Chris Hayes: Guest host and editor of The Washington Post's Wonkblog, Ezra Klein, will explain what the sale of the newspaper to Amazon founder Jeff Bezos means for the Post and for the future of journalism. The surprise $250 million deal, announced Monday, will end four generations of ownership by the Graham family. read more

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Chris Hayes: 'The solution to global warming is just that—global'

08/06/13 04:54PM

In his upcoming msnbc documentary, "The Politics of Power," Chris Hayes declares: “Climate change is a problem without borders; and developing countries are feeling the heat even more than the first world.” According to a Stanford University report, the planet is undergoing one of the largest climate changes in 65 million years. read more

#click3 We are not the same on the inside

08/06/13 02:41PM

1. "We're all the same on the inside" may have just lost its meaning. In a recent study, the NIH found that while we all contain toxins in our bodies from food, the type of toxins varies depending on wealth. 2. Fraternity boy acquires trust fund early, announces by email to fellow frat brothers that he will use money to start hedge fund. Frat boy wants frat brothers to help him. Pay off? "We'll all get filthy rich and, inevitably, bag hot slampieces." Best of luck. 3. Here's to lookin' at you, earth. read more

All In agenda: Sabotaging Obamacare by any means necessary

08/05/13 05:16PM

Monday night on All In with Chris Hayes: Serious terrorism threats have forced the extended closure of U.S. embassies across the Middle East and North Africa, with the State Department announcing over the weekend that 19 diplomatic posts will remain shuttered through Saturday. A global travel warning also remains in effect through the end of the month. read more