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New Ground For Peace Corps

Doctors and nurses from the U.S. are heading to Africa with the Peace Corps. Host Michel Martin discusses the new program and what it means for the Peace Corps' mission.
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Are We A Nation Of 'Soul Food Junkies?'

Fried chicken, mac and cheese, and sweet potato pie! Soul food has drawn Americans to the table for generations. But is the greasy goodness doing more harm than good? Byron Hurt tackles the question in his new documentary 'Soul Food Junkies.'
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Grieving Families, Community Launch 'Sandy Hook Promise'

Parents, family members and friends of those killed in the mass shooting at an elementary school in Connecticut are pushing for "common sense" solutions to the problem of gun violence.
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Of The People: Sonia Sotomayor's Amazing Rise

Intelligent, gregarious and at times disarmingly personal, Justice Sonia Sotomayor's memoir, My Beloved World, recounts her trailblazing journey from a Bronx housing project to a bench on the Supreme Court.
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Lawmaker Plans Bill To Lift Immunity For Gun Manufacturers And Dealers

"Good gun companies don't need special protection from the law," says Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif. The National Rifle Association, though, calls the law that gives companies immunity from most negligence and product liability lawsuits "vitally important" to the gun industry.
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Better Bring Your Own: University Of Vermont Bans Bottled Water

When students at the University of Vermont resume classes on the snow-covered Burlington campus Monday, something will be missing. UVM is the latest university to ban on-campus sales of bottled water.
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Lack Of Up-To-Date Research Complicates Gun Debate

Vice President Joe Biden says his task force on reducing gun violence is facing an unexpected obstacle: slim or outdated research on weapons. Public health research dried up more than a decade ago after Congress restricted the use of some federal money to pay for those studies.
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Young Adults Swapping Soda For The Super Buzz Of Coffee

College students and 20-somethings are drinking less soda these days but more coffee. That means they are getting more caffeine and likely less sleep, which may lead to academic and even health problems down the road.

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