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Gallup Says Most Americans Support NRA, Despite Scrutiny After Recent Shooting

Another Gallup poll from this week reveals that a majority of Americans favor stricter gun control laws. A third poll shows that a majority also think more concealed weapons would make the U.S. safer.
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Even After Hanging Up, Hands-Free Isn't Risk-Free For Distracted Drivers

Mental distractions can persist up to 27 seconds after using hands-free technologies, a new AAA study says. But the auto industry says voice-activated systems help drivers keep their eyes on the road.
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From Chief Executive To The Oval Office: Would It Work?

American voters have long been intrigued by the idea of the outsider CEO who could bring corner office credentials to oval office problems. But the analogy falls apart pretty quickly.
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U.S. Soldier Killed In Hostage-Rescue Raid On ISIS Prison In Iraq

American and Kurdish forces raided an Islamic State prison in northern Iraq on Thursday. About 70 captives were freed, and one U.S. service member died in the effort.
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House Committee Members Grill Hillary Clinton On Benghazi

Hillary Clinton testifies before the House committee investigating the Benghazi attacks on Thursday, in a session expected to last most of the day.
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Why Does The U.S. Accept So Few Syrian Refugees?

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Anne Richard, who handles Syrian refugee issues for the U.S. State Department, about why the U.S. has taken so few Syrian refugees relative to the scope of the crisis.
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Keeping An Island Afloat: Obama's Plan To Aid Puerto Rico

The White House has unveiled a plan to help Puerto Rico deal with its $72 billion debt and ongoing economic crisis. But it needs approval by Congress, which has been reluctant to help the island.
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String Of Church Fires In St. Louis Raise Concern

Seven churches in Saint Louis have been hit by arson this month. The latest blaze was set overnight. Local and federal authorities have teamed up to find the person responsible.
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Sesame Street Reveals New Character, A Girl With Autism

Sesame Street unveiled a new character, Julia, who has autism. The online-only narrative is part of a new initiative to help children understand the condition and to be more tolerant of it.
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Foreign Ministers To Meet In Vienna, Discuss Syria

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to international order and strategy expert Jeremy Shapiro about Friday's planned meeting on Syria held by Secretary of State John Kerry and foreign ministers from Russia, Saudi Arabia and Turkey.

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