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Signature? Doodle? Check How A Treasury Secretary Lew Might Sign Your Dollars

The man said to be President Obama's choice to be the next Treasury secretary has a very loopy, quite unusual signature. If he's confirmed, his John Hancock goes on U.S. currency. See what that might look like.
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What We've Learned From School Shootings

When school shootings happen, experts work backwards to connect the dots. After the tragedies at Columbine High School and Virgina Tech, a number of studies have been conducted to identify potential threats. The disclaimer is always the same: every case is different.
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Colorado Shooting Hearing Ends With Chilling Photos, No Defense Witnesses

In the weeks before the attack, James Holmes took photos of the Colorado movie theater where 12 people were killed and dozens more wounded in last summer's mass shooting, prosecutors revealed Wednesday at a court hearing in Colorado.
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Gun Show Will Go On In N.Y. Town Despite Post-Sandy Hook Opposition

Several gun shows in the Northeast have been canceled since the Dec. 14 school shooting in Newtown, Conn. Some residents wanted the show in Saratoga Springs to be canceled as well. But local authorities say it will be held this weekend as scheduled.
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The Second Amendment: 27 Words, Endless Interpretations

After more than 200 years of intense scrutiny, the meaning of the Second Amendment continues to baffle and elude. Maybe it would help to think about this complicated dictum in a more slant way, like a poet — through simile and metaphor.
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Eyes Glazed? Cutting Through The Fiscal Talks

You might be feeling a bit hung over from all the 'fiscal cliff' negotiations. But the financial talks in Washington aren't over yet. In the coming months, the White House and Congress will face three major economic challenges. Host Michel Martin breaks down what you need to know for the next round of fiscal talks.
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Ravens' Ayanbadejo Digs 'Call Me Maybe'

It's playoff season in the NFL. As part of Tell Me More's 'In Your Ear' series, the Baltimore Ravens' Brendon Ayanbadejo shares some of the songs that keep him motivated on and off the field.

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