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'Morning Edition' Salutes Those Working On Christmas

This Christmas Day, Morning Edition is hearing from people across the country who are spending the holiday on the clock — from nurses to tech hotline workers to soldiers.
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N.Y. Firefighters Ambushed At Blaze

In upstate New York Monday, a gunman ambushed firefighters as they responded to a house fire in the suburban town of Webster. William Spengler, 62, killed two firefighters and injured two others before taking his own life. Police believe Spengler set the fire to lure the firefighters to the scene.
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U.S. Military Builds Up Its Presence In Africa

The U.S. military plans to send an Army brigade to Africa next year. Some 4,000 soldiers would deploy — in small units and at different times — to help train and advise African troops. It's part of an Obama administration plan to address the growing challenge posed by terrorism in Africa.
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Back To The Economy Of The '90s? Not So Fast

As the parties wrangle over taxes and the "fiscal cliff," there's been a lot of talk about the golden days of the 1990s — and each party's role in creating it. Yet economists say a lot was happening outside Washington as well.
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In Pursuit of Recognition: An Undocumented Immigrant's Resilient Fight

Undocumented students have played a crucial role in calls for immigration reform. Now, as lawmakers from both parties resume talks of legislation, student leaders have expanded their fight. Sofia Campos, who's at the forefront of the movement, shares her story of unyielding activism.

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