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The Pups Are Prepped, Bring On The Westminster Ribbons

It's that time of year when dogs put on their best smiles for the judges at the annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin speaks with David Frei, the official commentator at the show. Frie has been the official announcer for more than 20 years and certainly knows his boxers from his bulldogs. The 137th annual dog show starts on Monday, Feb. 11 at Madison Square Garden.
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Gun Control Debate Remains Stunted In Congress

Gun violence and gun control are the topics of a series of hearings currently being held in the U.S. Senate. Since the mass shooting in Newtown, Conn., the White House and gun control advocates have pushed for stricter gun laws to help reduce gun violence, but many congressional Republicans remain skeptical. Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin speaks with Sen. Charles Grassley, a Republican from Iowa and the ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
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Residents Begin Cleanup After Massive Snowstorm

As the Northeast digs out from a record-breaking snowstorm, some coastal residents also have to contend with flooding. NPR's Jeff Brady visits the small town of Scituate, Mass., to get an update on cleanup efforts there.
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First Lady Among Mourners At Funeral For Slain Chicago Teen

Fifteen-year-old Hadiya Pendleton was shot to death just days after she and her high school band performed at the presidential inauguration in Washington. Her death brought new attention to often-overlooked urban violence and the debate over gun violence.
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'We Need To Talk': Missed Connections With Hyper-Connectivity

In a world of increased virtual connections, are we missing something? Weekend Edition Sunday is exploring a few of the places where technology can actually drive us apart and make real intimacy tough: in our romantic relationships, with our kids, even in the workplace.
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Raising Personable Children, Even If They're Glued To Phones

Technology is ever-present in the Jordan household. But Sue and David also want to make sure their five kids know how to relate to each other in person.
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Amid Daily Struggles, Gay Rights Movement Embraces Watershed Moments

Support for gay marriage is growing, and the Supreme Court is set to take on the issue this spring. But while some in the gay community say equal rights are in sight, issues like employment discrimination can still dominate on the ground.

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