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Tracking Gun-Related Deaths, One Tweet At A Time

Slate and a citizen journalist are trying to report every gun-related death in the nation on a daily basis. There is no central clearinghouse for such information. The goal of the project, Slate says, is to provide key data for the post-Newtown debate over gun laws.
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Obama And McConnell Say They Are 'Optimistic' On Fiscal Cliff Deal

Seeking to avert automatic spending cuts and tax increases that are set to take effect on Jan. 1, President Obama and the four senior leaders of Congress huddled at the White House today.
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Making Resolutions That Stick

Vowing to stop smoking, curb spending or exercise more this January 1? Nearly half of U.S. adults will make year-end resolutions to change for the better in the coming year. Clinical psychologist John Norcross talks about how to increase the odds of success.
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Port Strike Averted As Dock Workers, Terminal Operators Agree To Extension

A federal mediator says the International Longshoremen's Association and port operators have agreed in principle on key issues and will extend their negotiations by 30 days.
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Tell Us How You Will Find Peace In 2013

A new year usually means new resolutions. Tell Me More is taking the opportunity to ask what listeners are doing to bring peace into their lives. Whether it's cutting up a credit card, or dropping some toxic friends, host Michel Martin wants to know.
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Is 'Django Unchained' The 'Blackest Film Ever?'

Quentin Tarantino's new film Django Unchained has sparked controversy about his portrayal of slavery. Also, a dispute continues over whether gun owners names and addresses should be made public. And, what are the most underreported stories of 2012? The Barbershop guys weigh in with host Michel Martin for the last time this year.
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Is Kwanzaa Still A Thing?

Wednesday marked the start of Kwanzaa, the seven day festival celebrating African-American culture. In the 1980s and '90s, many considered Kwanzaa a mainstream holiday like Christmas and Hanukkah. But now there seems to be less fanfare. Host Michel Martin speaks with Duke University's Mark Anthony Neal about whether Kwanzaa is still a thing.

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