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New Mortgage Rules Not A Fix All

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released new rules for mortgages this week. But neither the banking industry, nor consumer groups are completely happy. Host Michel Martin gets a sense of the current state of mortgages and foreclosures with real estate columnist Ilyce Glink and Keli Goff, political correspondent for The Root.
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The Buzz On Silent Retreats

If you feel bombarded by emails, phone calls, text messages and the daily stress that comes with them, there could be a solution for you. Some people have found relief in perfect silence. Host Michel Martin learns more about the popularity of silent retreats.
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Evangelical Pastor Pulls Out Of Inaugural Event

Evangelical pastor Louie Giglio of Atlanta has withdrawn from giving the inaugural benediction. He's being criticized for remarks he made against homosexuality about two decades ago. Host Michel Martin speaks with Laurie Goodstein, national religion correspondent for The New York Times, about the reaction to Pastor Giglio.
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Gun Control Reform Possible Without NRA Support?

Vice President Joe Biden met with members of the National Rifle Association and other supporters of gun rights yesterday. But what will come of the talks? Host Michel Martin checks in on that and more with the 'Barbershop' guys.
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'State Of The Union' Set For Feb. 12

As tradition dictates, the House speaker has invited the president. This year, Speaker John Boehner's office announced, the date will be the second Tuesday in February.
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Feeling Miserable? You're Not Alone, And The Flu Epidemic Has Yet To Peak

Across the nation, many Americans are suffering from an outbreak that has hit hard and hit early. Hospitals are jammed and many places are running out of vaccine. The flu's already been blamed for the deaths of at least 20 children.
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Lost Duffel Bag Returned To World War II Vet

Nearly seven decades ago, a young soldier from Indiana left his green duffel bag on a French battlefield in World War Two.This week it was returned to William Kadar. A teenager in France had found it in his grandfather's house.

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