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For Soldiers, There's No Cheeseburgers In Foxholes

Of the many difficulties of living in a war zone, eating your favorite foods infrequently is probably not the biggest worry. But months of MREs — meals ready to eat — and other cheap, non-perishable military meals often leave soldiers pining for a cheeseburger and some fries. Dan Pashman, of the podcast The Sporkful, spoke with soldiers and veterans about their experiences eating in war zones, and he shares those thoughts with Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin.
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NRA's Plan For Guns In Schools Meets Strong Opposition

The NRA's proposal on Friday advocating armed guards in schools in response to the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary was met with strong sentiments from all sides of the gun control debate. Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin turns to Bill Bond for his reaction. Bond was principal of Heath High School in Paducah, Ky., where three students lost their lives in 1997. Bond is now a school safety specialist with the National Association of Secondary School Principals.
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New Lives Emerge From Colo. Wildfire Ashes, Still Scarred

The Waldo Canyon fire destroyed more than 300 homes in June. Some former residents are now preparing to move back — others just want to move on. One woman who lost her home is still holding on to charred relics that she recovered from her home, including a blackened Christmas ornament.
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With Growth Of 'Hacker Scouting,' More Kids Learn To Tinker

With the rise of the do-it-yourself movement, more groups are springing up to encourage kids to link crafts and science. Modeled on more traditional Scouting groups, kids and their parents meet up in tool-filled "hacker spaces" to build electronics and get creative.
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Despite Tragedy, Conn. Gun Seizure Law May Have Prevented Others

Since last week's shootings in Newtown, Conn., many people are wondering what could have been done to stop them. Connecticut already has some of the toughest gun laws in the country, including a gun seizure statute that was crafted with the goal of preventing this kind of tragedy.

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