Senate hearings on Elena Kagan's nomination to the US Supreme Court began today with lengthy statements by Democrats and Republicans. We get an update. Also, the Supreme Court rules to uphold gun rights in cities and states, and from the Ku Klux Klan to America's first black president -- we hear about the late Senator Robert Byrd of West Virginia.
Banner image: US Supreme Court Justice nominee Elena Kagan listens to opening statements by members of the Senate Judiciary Committee on the first day of her confirmation hearings on Capitol Hill June 28, 2010 in Washington, DC. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images