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Sandy Hook Massacre Changes Gun Control Conversations

Twenty students and six teachers were killed when a gunman opened fire at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. As police continue to investigate the massacre, some argue that it's time to change the conversation about guns in America.
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A Tour Of A Transformed Town, From A Newtown Resident

Journalist Rob Cox grew up in Newtown, Conn. and moved back after many years abroad. Cox, editor for Thompson Reuters global commentary service Breakingviews, talks about how the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School has transformed his hometown.
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Girls, Boys And Toys: Rethinking Stereotypes In What Kids Play With

A New Jersey teenager who launched a campaign to get Hasbro to make a gender-neutral Easy-Bake Oven is expected to meet with the toy company Monday afternoon. Her campaign seems to be part of heightened gender messaging awareness in toys this holiday season.
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What Shut The Back Door To Congressional Compromise

It used to be commonplace for leaders of the two parties to find common ground. But Democrats and Republicans stopped working together partly as a result of one of their greatest collaborations.
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The Gritty, Hard Climb Out Of Poverty

The face of the American poor is changing. Journalist Anne Hull recently wrote about one teenager's struggle to break the cycle of poverty in a small rust belt town. Host Michel Martin discusses the story with Hull, youth pastor Shawn Galla, and the Brookings Institution's Ron Haskins.
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Profiling A Shooter: 'Needle In A Haystack'

After an elementary school shooting in Connecticut, Americans continue to struggle to understand why it happened and how to prevent future tragedies. Host Michel Martin discusses the shooting with author Paul Barrett, journalist Craig Whitney and psychiatrist Carl Bell. They talk about the politics and psychology of America's gun culture.
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The Politics And Psychology Of Gun Culture

Host Michel Martin continues the conversation on America's gun culture. She speaks with author Paul Barrett, journalist Craig Whitney and psychiatrist Carl Bell.
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Schools Across Nation Step Up Or Assess Security After Newtown Killings

After the shock of a gunman killing 20 small children and six adults at an elementary school in Connecticut, districts are increasing police patrols, locking schools' doors and taking other steps.

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