Latest from Katie Zezima

Synthetic drugs, including fentanyl, are driving the overdose death rates to record levels nationwide.

  • Aug 16, 2018

The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence is trying to get a new phrase into the lexicon: family fire, to describe accidents that occur when a gun is left unsecured at home. But what does it take to make a phrase stick? It's not easy, lexicographers say, and requires a confluence of timing, luck and widespread buy-in - like what happened to make designated driver a part of the language.

  • Aug 8, 2018

Congress is asking Purdue Pharma, Mallinckrodt and Insys to explain their practices as investigation into opioid crisis continues.

  • Aug 3, 2018

DIY guns are relatively rare but have been popular with hobbyists for years.

  • Aug 1, 2018

State officials filed suit to block the publication of instructions for making the weapons, which the State Department allowed this summer.

  • Jul 31, 2018

A congressional minority report looks at the impact of opioid pills, which were central to increase of nationwide epidemic.

  • Jul 12, 2018

Marijuana will be legal on both sides of the border in some places. But at the crossing, the drug violates federal law and could lead to stiff fines and jail time.

  • Jul 11, 2018

Gatherings in 10 cities to bolster the Second Amendment fail to draw expected crowds.

  • Jul 7, 2018

Pro-gun students aim to counter wave of gun control efforts after the Parkland school shooting massacre.

  • Jul 7, 2018

Team Enough, the youth arm of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, gauged whether lawmakers are co-sponsoring gun-control bills.

  • Jun 28, 2018
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