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Tales From A Blizzard: Stranded At The Airport

Reporter Kate O'Connell was supposed to be winging her way to Australia. Instead, the blizzard that hit the Northeast has her grounded at Kennedy Airport in New York. She sends us this postcard.
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Despite Shadow Of Sandy Hook, Schools Considered 'Safe'

Weekend Edition Saturday host Scott Simon speaks with Dr. Ronald Stephens, the executive director of the National School Safety Center, about some of the things schools are doing to beef up security in the wake of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn. He says despite the nationwide concern about safety, schools remain among the safest places in the community.
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Blizzard Batters Northeast With Heavy Snow, High Winds

NPR's Jeff Brady talks to host Scott Simon about the latest on the monster blizzard blanketing the East Coast.
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NYC Labor Chorus Tries To Hit Right Note, Attract New Voices

The New York City Labor Chorus has been singing the tune of unions and workers for more than 20 years. Now, with numbers of union membership decreasing, can the group carry a tune and message that will draw a new generation of singers?
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For Rural Towns, Postal Service Cuts Could Mean A Loss Of Identity

The U.S. Postal Service's decision to end Saturday delivery comes on the heels of a plan to reduce hours at many rural post offices. In Vermont, residents of small towns are worried the change is another step toward the eventual demise of their local post offices.
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Public Pressure, Background Checks Central To Obama Gun Control Strategy

Gun control historically has been one of the most divisive issues in Congress, between the parties and even inside the Democratic coalition. Yet some in President Obama's own party say he has put together a gun agenda that is sweeping without being too painful for most Democrats to support.
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For Some In Minneapolis, National Gun Debate Hits Close To Home

Earlier this week, President Obama was in Minneapolis advocating new limits on guns; no law or set of laws, he said, can keep children completely safe. NPR's David Welna sent this reporter's notebook about what he heard from some of those engaged in the gun debate in his home state.

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