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To Counter Gun Violence, Researchers Seek Deeper Data

For the first time in nearly 20 years, federal money is flowing into gun violence research. There's also growing momentum behind creating a reliable national database for firearm injuries and deaths.
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People Be Triflin', From 'Bills, Bills, Bills' To The Bible

The word "trifling" (or, as it may be more commonly said, "triflin'"), used to blast folks as lazy, good-for-nothing cheaters, goes back quite a ways.
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Facebook Requires Real Names. What Does That Mean For Drag Queens?

Dozens of queens' profiles were deactivated recently because they used stage names. Facebook says requiring real names curbs abuse, but LGBT groups say it's restricting — for drag queens and others.

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With The End In Sight, Holder Reflects On His Legacy

Attorney General Eric Holder tells NPR's Carrie Johnson that he's sorry his parents couldn't see Obama's tribute to him on Thursday — and that his greatest regret hit home on a visit to Newtown.
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Some Democrats At Odds Over Obama's Claim To Airstrike Authority

President Obama did not seek permission from Congress to launch airstrikes last week. Legal experts and some lawmakers question how valid his claims for action are.
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Detroit Salon Finds New Ways To Use Old Hair

New businesses in Detroit are helping revitalize the economy. One of those new businesses is the Social Club Grooming Company, a barbershop/salon that promotes sustainability.
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A Jetpack That Keeps Its Wearer On The Ground

Engineering graduate student Jason Kerestes helped build a jetpack that would make it easier for soldiers to run a four-minute mile. He speaks with NPR's Linda Wertheimer about the project.
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The Uncertain Nature Of Obama's Arab Coalition

A coalition of Arab countries has joined in the U.S. fight against the Islamic State. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to Abderrahim Foukara of Al Jazeera about how effective the coalition can be.
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In The Rural West, 'Roving Rabbis' Reach Isolated Jews

Each year, hundreds of Hasidic rabbinical students travel to far-flung towns that don't have thriving Jewish communities, encouraging rural Jews to reconnect with their faith and be more observant.
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Unmasked, Cancer Survivors Face The Symbol Of Their Torture

For some survivors of head and neck cancer, the mask each had to wear to guide beams of radiation therapy remains a potent symbol. Some destroy the mask afterward. Others see a new beginning.

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