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Gun-Control Battle Spills Over To Super Bowl Ads

A Super Bowl ad produced by a group backed by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg uses old video of the NRA chief calling for limited background checks. The ad, which will air in some markets during the third quarter of the Super Bowl, comes amid a heated debate over guns.
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Keeping Those Jerseys Unwashed For The Big Win

On Super Bowl Sunday, there are likely a lot of unwashed Ravens and 49ers jerseys around. It's just one of many superstitions sports fans cling to in the belief it will bring their team victory. But superstitions may also be beneficial from an evolutionary standpoint.
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Man Charged In Death Of 'American Sniper' Author

Former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle and another man were killed at a gun range in Texas on Saturday. The alleged shooter was arraigned Saturday on two counts of capital murder.
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Foreign Minister Says Iran Is Open To Talks With U.S.

The comments by Iran's foreign minister at a security conference in Germany come a day after Vice President Joe Biden said the U.S. was willing to hold direct talks with the Islamic republic over its nuclear program. But Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said Washington must show "fair and real" intentions to resolve the issue.
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For Returning Vets, Winning The 'Moral victory' Just As Difficult

For a veteran returning home from Afghanistan or Iraq, the mental trauma of having killed someone can be just as devastating as physical injury. The U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs has called the problem "moral injury," but some vets think that phrase minimizes the horror of killing. Earlier this week, Marine Cpt. Timothy Kudo wrote in the Washington Post about grappling with moral injury, and he shares his experiences with Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin.
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Mayors Of Border Cities Watching Immigration Debate Closely

The fate of this round of immigration reform will be decided by lawmakers on Capitol Hill, but the effects will be felt in cities and towns across all 50 states. Particularly those on the U.S.-Mexico border. Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin speaks with two mayors with an up-close view of the immigration debate: John Cook, the mayor of El Paso, Texas, and Raul Salinas, the mayor of Laredo, Texas.
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A Couple's Fight For Tighter Gun Control

Mark Kelly is a retired Navy captain and the husband of the former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. Kelly and Giffords recently created a political action committee, called Americans for Responsible Solutions PAC, which is advocating new gun control measures. Their efforts are a response both to the recent shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., and the 2011 shooting in Tucson, Arizona that severely wounded Giffords. Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin speaks with Kelly about his advocacy for additional gun control.

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