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Using 3-D Printers To Make Gun Parts Raises Alarms

Owners of 3-D printers can create all sorts of imaginative items — cups, tools, jewelry. All they need is a design and the printer. But now some gun parts are being produced with this technology, alarming some in the burgeoning 3-D printing industry.
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It's The Dog Days For America's Sports Dynasties

We used to have three bona fide dynasties: the Yankees in baseball, the Celtics and Lakers in basketball, and the Cowboys in football. We even had dynasties in college sports. But no more. Commentator Frank Deford says our dynasties are melting as fast as the Arctic ice cap.
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Viral Story About Free Wi-Fi Spotlights Mostly Hidden Policy War

You've heard of the war on women, the war on religion, and more recently even the war on the Second Amendment. Washington is full of so-called wars. But a war on Wi-Fi?
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Why Prostate Cancer Screening Is So Tricky

Testing for prostate cancer won't get any less confusing anytime soon. But researchers say the much-maligned PSA screening test is worthwhile if it's used for the right men at the right time.
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Immigration Challenges For 'Mixed-Status' Families

The Pew Hispanic Center estimates that there are millions of people living in mixed-immigration-status families in the U.S. Immigration attorney Kamal Essaheb and Center for Public Integrity reporter Susan Ferriss discuss the challenges these families face.
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Drawing Your Gun: The Moment And The Aftermath

In the debate on gun control, self-protection and the protection of others are commonly cited justifications for gun ownership. NPR's Neal Conan talks with guests about what happens when a person draws a gun on another individual.
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First, Personalized Pez Dispensers. Next, Printed Food?

Making a candy dispenser head that looks just like you is pretty cool in its own right. But some people are taking 3-D printers much further, using the new technology to spit out actual food, like chocolate — and maybe one day, raw meat.
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Where In The U.S. Should You Leave 3 Hours Early For A 30-Minute Drive?

Researchers at Texas A&M have crunched travel times in cities across the nation and they've got some startling advice for drivers. If you're hoping to get to parent-teacher night on time in some places, get in the car now.
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Overhauling Immigration: Asians Matter Too

The national conversation about overhauling immigration often focuses on Latino immigrants. But what works for one ethnic group may not be ideal for all. Host Michel Martin finds out what Asian immigrants want most from immigration reform.

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