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President Obama Considers Executive Action On Gun Control

President Obama meets with Attorney General Loretta Lynch and FBI Director James Comey to discuss possible executive action on gun control. We discuss the president's potential moves and the ongoing debate over curbing U.S. gun violence.

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'Boston Globe' Employees Help Deliver Papers

The paper switched delivery companies and subscribers started reporting missing papers. Before dawn on Sunday, dozens of reporters and editors fanned out and delivered the papers themselves.
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ESPN's The Undefeated Goes Online At Last

ESPN's long-delayed website The Undefeated will cover the intersection of sports and race. The website's new leader, Kevin Merida, explains what he has planned.
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ESPN's College Football Playoff Ratings Plummet On New Year's Eve

Did you watch the College Football Playoffs last night? ESPN really hopes you did. Despite grumblings from fans, the network stubbornly aired two semifinal games on New Year's Eve. NPR's Audie Cornish turns to John Ourand of Sports Business Daily to find out if the plan worked.
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Support Grows For 'Los Angeles Times' To Return To Local Ownership

The Boston Globe, The Washington Post and the Minneapolis Star Tribune have all been bought by billionaires. One of the country's most-read dailies, the Los Angeles Times, might join the list.
NPR

Trump Goes Off On N.H. Newspaper After It Denounces Him

The Union Leader said Trump's presidential campaign "insults New Hampshire voters' intelligence." Trump's replied the newspaper is "failing" and the publisher is a "loser."
NPR

Revisiting 3 Important Pieces Of Longform Journalism From 2015

The website Longform is a popular curator of lengthy journalism. Host Audie Cornish talks with site creator Max Linsky about three articles you may have missed in 2015, and why they're notable.
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Wendell Pierce On Acting, New Orleans, And His Memoir, "The Wind in the Reeds" (Rebroadcast)

Best known as "Bunk" from the TV series "The Wire," Wendell Pierce is now working to rebuild his old neighborhood, Pontchartrain Park, one of New Orleans' first middle-class African American communities.

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Piper Kerman On Her Story That Inspired The Netflix Series "Orange Is The New Black" (Rebroadcast)

As the second season of "Orange Is The New Black" premiers on Netflix, the woman that inspired the series, Piper Kerman, joins Diane to talk about her experience behind bars and her work on prison reform.

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New Research On Teens, Toddlers and Mobile Devices (Rebroadcast)

One new study says teens spend nine hours a day using media. Another survey finds a surprising number of toddlers have their own iPad or smartphone. Diane and a panel of experts discuss the latest research on screen time and kids.

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