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Investigators Exhume 'In Cold Blood' Killers For DNA Link

Weekend Edition Saturday host Scott Simon talks to Kyle Smith of the Kansas Bureau of Investigation about the exhumation this week of the bodies of the killers who were the subject of Truman Capote's In Cold Blood. Authorities in Florida are hoping to tie them to a cold case crime there with DNA evidence.
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Naughty Or Nice? Retailers Use Smiles To Fight Self-Checkout Theft

With Christmas on Tuesday this year, stores may be jam-packed this weekend. Those busy stores are also going to be on the lookout for shoplifters, especially at self-checkout machines, where it is a big problem.
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Democrats Slam NRA's Response To School Shooting

After initially remaining silent about the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary, the NRA called for placing armed guards at all of the nation's schools. Critics said the remarks were tone-deaf and not a way for the group to be a constructive part of the debate about gun violence.
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Immigrants Welcomed: A City Sees Economic Promise

While some cities push measures that drive immigrants away, some cities are doing exactly the opposite. Dayton, Ohio, adopted a plan to rebuild its battered economy by attracting immigrants — an approach that's influencing the way other cities deal with immigration.
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Kerry's Cabinet Nod Sets Off Massachusetts Senate Fight

If John Kerry leaves the Senate to become secretary of state another Kennedy could fill his Senate seat — at least on an interim basis. And ousted Republican Scott Brown could have fighting chance of returning to the Capitol.
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Obama On Fiscal Cliff Talks: 'I Actually Still Think We Can Get It Done'

In a news conference Friday, the president said both parties would have to work together in the next 10 days to prevent a tax hike on middle-class Americans.
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Free Toy Shop Brings Cheer To Sandy's Displaced Families

Many Staten Island residents are still not back in their homes since Sandy washed ashore. Local volunteers have opened a toy store where FEMA-registered families with children can pick up donated toys, holiday decorations and stocking stuffers. Thus far, the shop has given away more than 2,000 toys.

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