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For Returning Vets, Winning The 'Moral victory' Just As Difficult

For a veteran returning home from Afghanistan or Iraq, the mental trauma of having killed someone can be just as devastating as physical injury. The U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs has called the problem "moral injury," but some vets think that phrase minimizes the horror of killing. Earlier this week, Marine Cpt. Timothy Kudo wrote in the Washington Post about grappling with moral injury, and he shares his experiences with Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin.
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Mayors Of Border Cities Watching Immigration Debate Closely

The fate of this round of immigration reform will be decided by lawmakers on Capitol Hill, but the effects will be felt in cities and towns across all 50 states. Particularly those on the U.S.-Mexico border. Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin speaks with two mayors with an up-close view of the immigration debate: John Cook, the mayor of El Paso, Texas, and Raul Salinas, the mayor of Laredo, Texas.
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A Couple's Fight For Tighter Gun Control

Mark Kelly is a retired Navy captain and the husband of the former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. Kelly and Giffords recently created a political action committee, called Americans for Responsible Solutions PAC, which is advocating new gun control measures. Their efforts are a response both to the recent shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., and the 2011 shooting in Tucson, Arizona that severely wounded Giffords. Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin speaks with Kelly about his advocacy for additional gun control.
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Unconcealed Guns Can Unsettle, But They're Often Legal

Charlottesville, Va., has been buzzing this past week. On January 27, a man walked into a supermarket with a loaded rifle. The cops were called, but no charges were filed, because Virginia allows you to carry an unconcealed weapon nearly anywhere. The guy carried a note, saying he was exercising his first and second amendment rights. This story originally aired on All Things Considered on Jan. 30, 2013.
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Super Bowl Cheat Sheet: Key Phrases To Keep You In The Game

Put down that chicken wing and put in your two cents. Fake your way at least well into the third quarter, when everyone else at your party Sunday is well into their Bud Lights.

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Panetta: 'My Mission Has Always Been To Keep The Country Safe'

As he prepares to leave his job, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta reflects on his years of service. It's a career that has included 16 years in Congress, stints as White House chief of staff, and as the head of the CIA, where he oversaw the controversial drone program.

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