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Gun Buyback Programs Tend To Attract Low-Risk Groups

A number of cities have launched gun buyback programs to reduce the number of firearms in circulation, but it may not be very effective in reducing street crime. Host Scott Simon speaks with Santa Fe Sheriff Raymond Rael about his city's program. Simon also speaks with Johns Hopkins associate professor Jon Vernick about the efficacy of such schemes.
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Biden Seeks To Rally All Sides Of Gun Debate

Vice President Joe Biden met with factions in the gun debate this week from the National Rifle Association to the families of the victims of the Virginia Tech shootings. On Tuesday, Biden will present the recommendations of the task force on gun violence he has been leading to President Obama. Host Scott Simon speaks with NPR's Brian Naylor about the efforts to find common ground.
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Sotomayor Opens Up About Childhood, Marriage In 'Beloved World'

In Sonia Sotomayor's new memoir, My Beloved World, the associate Supreme Court justice opens up about her childhood in the Bronx. NPR's Nina Totenberg calls it a moving and unexpectedly personal look at the court's first Hispanic justice.
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'Python Challenge' Asks Floridians To 'Harvest' Snakes

For the next month, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission is asking residents to tangle with the Burmese python. They say it's a "harvest," but really they're asking people to hunt as many pythons as possible.
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As U.S. Starts Afghanistan Drawdown, Long-Term Concerns Linger

President Obama met with visiting Afghan President Hamid Karzai this week in Washington, D.C. Their discussions focused on what role the U.S. will play in Afghanistan after 2014, when most American and NATO troops are scheduled to leave the country.
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World War II Exhibit Asks Visitors, 'What Would You Do?'

The National WWII Museum in New Orleans presents a range of real-life scenarios that give visitors a sense of the ethical — and often dangerous — decisions soldiers and civilians were forced to make during the war.
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The 'Second Disaster': Making Well-Intentioned Donations Useful

After a crisis, not all of the help that's given is necessary: People send stuffed animals when they should be sending diapers. New ways of managing donations are now getting the appropriate help to the right people.
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NBC's David Gregory Won't Be Charged For Showing Ammo Magazine

When NBC News' David Gregory displayed what he said was a high-capacity ammunition magazine on Meet the Press last month, it prompted Washington, D.C., law enforcement officials to investigate whether he had broken a city law. But on Friday, D.C. prosecutors announced that Gregory would not be arrested or charged with a crime.

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