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What Gun Control Could Look Like

The stage appears to be set for a renewed debate about gun control. The NRA and other proponents of gun owners' rights have been silent in the aftermath of the Newtown shootings, but many will question the benefits of possible restrictions.
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Gun Regulations Take Legislative Spotlight In Virginia After Shooting

When the Virginia General Assembly meets next year, gun regulations are expected to take center stage, after the tragic shooting in Newtown, Conn., revived the conversation on the national stage.

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Wine And Food May Rekindle Love Lost Between Russia And Georgia

Many Russians will join their Georgian neighbors in feasting on Georgian specialties for St. Barbara's Day. But the countries' political relations have led to restrictions on imports of Georgian wine and mineral water. A recent thawing offers hope for a sweeter future.
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Controversy Over Legal Protections For Gun Companies

A 2005 law protects gun companies from liability suits, making it difficult for victims of gun violence to challenge the industry. Diane and her guests explore how gun makers got special protection, and new attempts to change the federal law.

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3-D Printing: Revolutionizing Manufacturing (Rebroadcast)

Many technologists believe 3-D printing technology will revolutionize manufacturing. We explore the future of 3-D printing and possible intellectual property battles looming on Capitol Hill.

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Sandy Hook Massacre Changes Gun Control Conversations

Twenty students and six teachers were killed when a gunman opened fire at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. As police continue to investigate the massacre, some argue that it's time to change the conversation about guns in America.
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What Shut The Back Door To Congressional Compromise

It used to be commonplace for leaders of the two parties to find common ground. But Democrats and Republicans stopped working together partly as a result of one of their greatest collaborations.
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Open-Government Watchdogs OK With Closed-Door Fiscal Cliff Talks

President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner held another closed-door meeting Monday. If that secrecy troubled anyone, you'd expect it to be open-government watchdogs. But they have few objections. "Sometimes compromise has to be reached behind closed doors," says one.

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