Gun debate foes traded barbs in the wake of Monday's mass shooting at Washington Navy Yard, but neither Congress nor President Obama seems to have the stomach right now for another fight over gun laws.
Speculation is afoot after the Justice Department signaled it will mostly leave to states the responsibility to regulate use. Washington State and Colorado are already working out details of legal marijuana.
Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley kicks off her bid for governor with a three-day tour of 18 cities and towns, as she tries to prove her worth as an aggressive campaigner.
Navy Yard shooting: Police were seeking information about two armed men, one white and one black, and both described as wearing military or military-style uniforms and as between 40 and 50 years old. The gunman killed in the Navy Yard shooting was identified as Aaron Alexis.