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Gun Control Reform Possible Without NRA Support?

Vice President Joe Biden met with members of the National Rifle Association and other supporters of gun rights yesterday. But what will come of the talks? Host Michel Martin checks in on that and more with the 'Barbershop' guys.
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New Mortgage Rules Not A Fix All

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released new rules for mortgages this week. But neither the banking industry, nor consumer groups are completely happy. Host Michel Martin gets a sense of the current state of mortgages and foreclosures with real estate columnist Ilyce Glink and Keli Goff, political correspondent for The Root.
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The Buzz On Silent Retreats

If you feel bombarded by emails, phone calls, text messages and the daily stress that comes with them, there could be a solution for you. Some people have found relief in perfect silence. Host Michel Martin learns more about the popularity of silent retreats.
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'State Of The Union' Set For Feb. 12

As tradition dictates, the House speaker has invited the president. This year, Speaker John Boehner's office announced, the date will be the second Tuesday in February.
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Feeling Miserable? You're Not Alone, And The Flu Epidemic Has Yet To Peak

Across the nation, many Americans are suffering from an outbreak that has hit hard and hit early. Hospitals are jammed and many places are running out of vaccine. The flu's already been blamed for the deaths of at least 20 children.
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Lost Duffel Bag Returned To World War II Vet

Nearly seven decades ago, a young soldier from Indiana left his green duffel bag on a French battlefield in World War Two.This week it was returned to William Kadar. A teenager in France had found it in his grandfather's house.
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After Pot Skit, School Invites Jimmy Kimmel To Visit

The ABC TV host mocked Humboldt State University for its marijuana research program. He ran a fake commercial saying graduates could enjoy careers like dog walking or Occupying Wall Street. The university and student body presidents wrote a letter saying the skit was funny but unfair. Now the school has invited Kimmel to deliver its commencement address.
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FAA Orders Review Of Boeing 787 Dreamliner

The new, high-tech planes have suffered a series of problems in recent days — from fuel leaks to a fire. Investigators are going to focus on the 787s' electrical systems and manufacturing processes, according to news reports. The planes won't be grounded. Boeing and the FAA say they're safe.

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