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Fiscal Cliff, Gun Debate Looms As Lawmakers Take Holiday Break

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Many lawmakers in Washington have headed home for the holidays. They're taking a break from heated debate over gun violence and the fiscal cliff — the automatic tax hikes and spending cuts set to take effect with the new year. Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin talks with NPR's White House correspondent Scott Horsley about where things stand and what's ahead for the looming fiscal cliff and the gun debate.
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Book Review: 'Kinder Than Solitude'

Ellah Allfrey reviews Kinder Than Solitude, by Yiyun Li.
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Plant Breeders Release First 'Open Source Seeds'

Scientists and food activists are launching a campaign to promote seeds that can be freely shared, rather than protected through patents and licenses. They call it the Open Source Seed Initiative.
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John Edwards Resumes Career As Trial Attorney

The former U.S. senator and Democratic presidential hopeful is one of three attorneys representing a boy in a medical malpractice case in North Carolina.
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When Parents Are The Ones Too Distracted By Devices

Parents often complain that smartphones keep their kids distracted from conversation. What happens when it's the other way around, when kids can't get their smartphone-glued parents' attention?

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