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Sen. Kerry Gets Obama's Nod For Secretary Of State

President Obama is expected Friday to nominate Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., as his next secretary of state. Kerry would replace Hillary Clinton, who's planning to leave the post after four years as the president's globetrotting emissary.
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Gun Control: What Would Mayors Do?

In the wake of the tragedy in Newtown, Conn., mayors are a key part of the debate over the country's gun laws. Host Michel Martin speaks with two leaders who frequently encounter issues of gun violence and gun ownership; Kansas City, Mo. Mayor Sylvester James and former Cincinnati Mayor Kenneth Blackwell.
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So What If Quarterback RGIII Is 'Not Really' Black?

The Barbershop guys talk about preventing tragedies like last week's shooting in Newtown, Conn. Also, a sports commentator said Washington Redskins' Robert Griffin isn't black enough. Host Michel Martin talks with culture critic Jimi Izrael, civil rights attorney Arsalan Iftikhar, journalist Michael Skolnik and policy analyst Timothy Johnson.
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Only 'A Good Guy With A Gun' Can Stop School Shootings, NRA Says

National Rifle Association officials say armed officers need to be put in every school. They were reacting to last Friday's mass shooting in Newtown, Conn.
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A Moment Of Silence To Remember Newtown Victims

Connecticut officials and residents and others across the nation on Friday observed a moment of silence and the ringing of bells to remember the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown.
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Boehner: 'We'll Continue To Work' On Avoiding Fiscal Cliff

On this morning after he couldn't get fellow Republicans to support his "Plan B" for avoiding the year end "fiscal cliff" of automatic tax increases and spending cuts, House Speaker John Boehner said it's clear Democrats "run Washington." But the GOP will continue to negotiate, he said.
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The NRA Isn't The Only Opponent Of Gun Control

Over the years, the National Rifle Association has become synonymous with protection of gun owners' rights. But other groups have taken an even stronger line in defense of Second Amendment protections. On Friday, the NRA echoed some of those groups, calling for "qualified armed security" in all schools.

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