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How Would Better Mental Health Care Reduce Gun Violence?

President Obama's plan to reduce gun violence includes provisions aimed at shoring up access to mental health care — but is that practical? Host Michel Martin discusses the plan's mental health goals with Michael Fitzpatrick of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, and Dr. Carl Bell of the University of Illinois.
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How Cold Is It? It's So Cold ...

A classic cold snap that's gripping states from North Dakota east and south through the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic and New England continues. We're looking for original answers to our question: How cold is it?

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Secretary Clinton On Benghazi Attack: 'I Take Responsibility'

The partisan feuding in Washington has eased over the deadly attack in Benghazi, Libya. But as the secretary of state testifies, Libya and other countries in the region remain unsettled.
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Young Journalist Discovers Experience Pays Off

A 13-year-old boy started his own news organization last fall. He put in a request to cover the inauguration from the White House briefing room. He soon discovered the place to be on that day was the Capitol.
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Fla. Tomato Growers Think Trade Deal With Mexico Is Rotten

Half of all tomatoes eaten in the U.S come from Mexico. For 16 years, Mexican growers have agreed not to sell tomatoes below what's called a reference price. That was supposed to protect Florida growers from cheap Mexican tomatoes. But it's not just the price: Mexican growers say their tomatoes taste better.
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Gen. John Allen Cleared In Email Probe

A Pentagon investigation has cleared General John Allen, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan. The Pentagon had been looking into whether the general's email correspondence with a Florida socialite was inappropriate and violated military rules. Allen's nomination to become the top commander of NATO is still on hold, however.
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L.A. Lakers Broadcast In Korean To Draw New Fans

The Los Angeles Lakers recently became the first NBA team to broadcast every game in Korean. They're trying to appeal to the areas growing Korean population, much of which doesn't speak English at home. But translating the broadcast into Korean has proved challenging.
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Obama Wants To Build On Climate Accomplishments

President Obama vowed in this week's inaugural speech to address climate change. The comments recevied a chilly reception in Congress. There are, however, steps the administration can take on its own.

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