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NRA's Plan For Guns In Schools Meets Strong Opposition

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The NRA's proposal on Friday advocating armed guards in schools in response to the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary was met with strong sentiments from all sides of the gun control debate. Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin turns to Bill Bond for his reaction. Bond was principal of Heath High School in Paducah, Ky., where three students lost their lives in 1997. Bond is now a school safety specialist with the National Association of Secondary School Principals.
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'Kingdom' Examines Afghanistan Through The Prism Of The Karzai Family

Journalist Joshua Partlow was in Afghanistan from 2009 to 2012, a time of corruption, government dysfunction and civilian hostility to U.S. military operations. His new book is A Kingdom of their Own.
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Long Absent In China, Tipping Makes A Comeback At A Few Trendy Restaurants

Viewed for decades as capitalist exploitation, tipping is now encouraged at some upscale urban restaurants catering to wealthy young customers. Restaurateurs insist it's strictly voluntary.
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Do Fact Checks Matter?

Voters' minds are stubborn, and politicians habitually spout falsehoods. That doesn't mean fact-checking is a failure, though.
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This Afternoon, Elon Musk Unveils His Plan For Colonizing Mars

In a speech at the International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico, the billionaire tech entrepreneur is expected to detail his vision for sending humans to the Red Planet.

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