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'Take Me Out Of It,' President Urges GOP, And 'Take The Deal'

With the so-called fiscal cliff looming, President Obama argued Wednesday that he's gone "at least halfway" in meeting Republicans' demands. Now, he said, some in the GOP may just be resisting a deal because they find it hard to "say yes to me."
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Obama Asks Biden To Draft 'Concrete Proposals' On Guns By January

He will push those proposals "without delay," President Obama pledged today. In the wake of Friday's mass shooting at an elementary school in Connecticut, the president repeated that he will "use all the powers of this office to help advance efforts to prevent more tragedies."
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Three State Department Officials Resign Following Benghazi Report

The report on the Sept. 11 attack says that security was inadequate and depended heavily on local Libyan militias. It also criticized the State Department for ignoring requests for security upgrades.
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What The Media Got Wrong In The Newtown Story

In the hours following the Newtown, Conn. shooting, several initial media reports provided false information. For example, the gunman's brother was originally identified as the shooter. NPR's media correspondent David Folkenflik explains how and why the media falsely reported key details.
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The Politics Of Gun Control On Capitol Hill

The tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. prompted new conversations about gun regulation in America. President Barack Obama has vowed to take "meaningful action," but the current political landscape poses challenges for the administration and members of Congress who want stricter gun legislation.
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How The Internet Is Revolutionizing The Adoption Process

Many pregnant women and potential adoptive parents are bypassing traditional adoption agencies and connecting online. This trend raises a number of ethical concerns about the regulation of the online process and interactions between birth mothers and hopeful adopters.
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What Do Polio And Gun Violence Have In Common?

The Newtown shooting has led some Americans to wonder if there's an epidemic of gun violence in this country. In her regular 'Can I Just Tell You' essay, host Michel Martin asks what would happen if Americans brought the same imagination and energy to stopping gun violence as it brought to previous epidemics that threatened public health.
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Reverend Run: From Rapper To Preacher

Rap pioneer Joseph Simmons, also known as 'Run' of Run DMC, had a successful music career spanning more than three decades. For Tell Me More's 'Wisdom Watch' series, host Michel Martin talks with Rev. Run about his evolution from rapper to preacher.
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Newtown: How Much Media Coverage Is Too Much?

The Beauty Shop ladies offer their thoughts about the Newtown shooting, including the implications for gun policy, the media, and American families. Host Michel Martin is joined by policy analyst Michelle Bernard, Melinda Henneberger of The Washington Post, blogger Viviana Hurtado and Democratic strategist Maria Cardona.
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Why Not Go Over The Fiscal Cliff?

The White House is promising to veto a new tax proposal from House Speaker John Boehner. But who's bluffing and what's believable when it comes to fiscal negotiations? And what happens if talks break down? For Tell Me More's 'Why Not?' series, host Michel Martin takes a look at what might be on the other side of the fiscal cliff.

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