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Giffords Reaches 'Responsible Gun Owners' At Firing Ranges

Severely wounded by a gunman in 2011, the Arizona Democrat is pushing to close the so-called gun show and Internet loopholes. She and husband Mark Kelly are taking their campaign directly to gun owners.
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June Job Numbers Perk Up Optimists

The economy added 195,000 jobs in June, a surprise and a delight to both economists and Wall Street, even though the unemployment rate was stuck at 7.6 percent. NPR's Sonari Glinton reports that the economic recovery continues at a slow but steady pace.
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Once The Fire's Out, Arizona's Firefighters Will Reflect

Fire crews are hoping to fully contain the deadly Yarnell Hill Fire by the end of the weekend, after a week in which the blaze claimed 19 firefighters. As the smoke dissipates and the fire cools, firefighters in Prescott, Ariz., are wondering what they'll do next, without the sense of purpose the fire provided. Nate Rott reports.
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Defense Contractors See Their Futures In Developing World

Sequestration yet to cause the huge job losses in the defense industry that many had predicted. Many defense firms have been turning to other growth areas — particularly, developing countries, which are growing their defense budgets while the West is cutting back.
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Gabby Giffords, Mark Kelly Go On Gun Rights Tour

A firing range might seem like an unlikely venue to launch a campaign for tougher gun laws. Guest host Linda Wertheimer speaks with astronaut Mark Kelly, who's on tour with his wife, former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, to promote background checks for gun purchasers.
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One Garden's Climate Struggle (And How To Save Yours)

Two longtime gardeners share the changes they've seen over the years at Hillwood Estate in Washington, D.C. As blooming times become more sporadic, new flowers stand out as stars and an unwelcome fungus springs to life. Take notes: Your garden might benefit from some adjustments.
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With Bullets Scarce, More Shooters Make Their Own

Factories are running at full capacity to try to keep up with the surging demand for ammunition in the U.S. The current shortage has prompted more shooters to take up "reloading," or making one's own ammo. But now, even the components needed to make one's own bullets are harder to come by.
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Growing The Latest In 16th-Century Medicine

A small section of the New York Botanical Garden's Wild Medicine exhibit recreates the Italian Renaissance Garden at Padua, Italy, the site of one of the earliest and most important medical schools.
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Egypt Confronts Obama With Yet Another Limit To His Power

The military coup that overthrew former President Mohammed Morsi has left a complex situation, complicating President Obama's response and leaving him mostly as a spectator. He must choose his words carefully.
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Venezuela And Nicaragua Willing To Give Asylum To Snowden

Presidents of both countries said separately they would potentially support the former National Security Agency contractor. Edward Snowden, believed to be holed up in a Moscow airport, has petitioned more than 20 countries.

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