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Rundown for January 10, 2013
12:06 PM EDT Comment

Biden Says Consensus Emerging On Gun Safety

Vice President Joe Biden meets today with the nation’s largest gun rights group, as he tries to craft proposals by the end of the month on ways to reduce gun violence.

12:15 PM EDT 9 Comments

Haiti Earthquake: 3 Years After ‘The Big Truck That Went By’

Jonathan Katz was the only full-time American correspondent in Haiti when the 2010 earthquake hit. He survived and wrote a book, “The Big Truck That Went By: How The World Came To Save Haiti And Left Behind A Disaster.”

12:35 PM EDT 3 Comments

Cancer-Screening Power of Pap Test Is Expanding

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University have been able to use samples collected from a Pap smear to indicate not only the presence of cervical cancer, but endometrial and ovarian cancers.

12:40 PM EDT 22 Comments

Aurora Mass Shooting Survivor With Ties To Newtown Becomes Activist

Stephen Barton, 22, grew up minutes from Newtown, Conn. and was among those wounded when a shooter opened fire inside a movie theater in Aurora, Colo. in July.

12:50 PM EDT Comment

Oscars Nods Include Oldest, Youngest Best Actress

Steven Spielberg’s film “Lincoln” leads the field with 12 Oscars nominations. There were also a handful of surprises.

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A Pen-Pal Friendship Changes Two Lives

Caitlin Alifirenka of Pennsylvania and Martin Ganda of Zimbabwe became best friends – and better people – through their exchange.

Ana Sortun: How To Avoid The Biggest Mistakes In The Kitchen

The award-winning chef joins us in the kitchen for a demonstration on how to do it right, from greens to grains.

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Lincoln History Told Through Tree Rings

At President Abraham Lincoln's funeral in 1865, the oak tree stood just a few feet from the event, shading the funeral choir.

May 1 Comment

Chigozie Obioma Makes A Splash With Debut Novel

"The Fishermen" is earning raves in the literary world and drawing comparisons to the late Chinua Achebe.