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For Rural Towns, Postal Service Cuts Could Mean A Loss Of Identity

The U.S. Postal Service's decision to end Saturday delivery comes on the heels of a plan to reduce hours at many rural post offices. In Vermont, residents of small towns are worried the change is another step toward the eventual demise of their local post offices.
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Public Pressure, Background Checks Central To Obama Gun Control Strategy

Gun control historically has been one of the most divisive issues in Congress, between the parties and even inside the Democratic coalition. Yet some in President Obama's own party say he has put together a gun agenda that is sweeping without being too painful for most Democrats to support.
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For Some In Minneapolis, National Gun Debate Hits Close To Home

Earlier this week, President Obama was in Minneapolis advocating new limits on guns; no law or set of laws, he said, can keep children completely safe. NPR's David Welna sent this reporter's notebook about what he heard from some of those engaged in the gun debate in his home state.
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Some In Northeast Turn Down Chance To Sell Sandy-Damaged Homes

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to spend up to $400 million to buy and demolish homes that were damaged by Superstorm Sandy. Some homeowners are eager to sell. But others plan to rebuild at the beach, no matter what the state wants.
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Historic Blizzard Freezes Transit In Northeast U.S.

The blizzard that is battering the Northeast has disrupted transit throughout the region and beyond. Thousands of flights have been canceled. Amtrak and commuter trains have stopped running in many places, and people are trying to find a safe place to wait out the storm.
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Former LAPD Officer Accused Of Killing Three People Spent Time In The Navy

Police in southern California are still searching for Christopher Dorner, the fired Los Angeles police officer who is wanted for three murders and other shootings since the weekend. Robert Siegel speaks with Joel Rubin, who has been covering the story for The Los Angeles Times.
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Growing University Highlights Connecticut's Water Woes

One of the state's biggest public universities is expanding — and so is its demand for water. In a region where water resources are already strained by development and changing weather, the University of Connecticut's plans have sparked controversy and calls for a comprehensive water plan.

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