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Inside The President’s Gun Control Plan

President Obama has announced a $500 million package of executive actions and legislative proposals aimed at reducing gun violence a month.

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Guns And The Role Of Mental Health Professionals

Part of President Obama’s plan to reduce gun violence calls for removing barriers in federal law that limit how much information mental health professionals can share about potentially dangerous people.

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Who’s Going To The Super Bowl?

Super Bowl bids will be on the line when the San Francisco 49ers play the Falcons in Atlanta and the Baltimore Ravens visit the New England Patriots in the NFC and AFC title games Sunday.

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Challenges Facing Veterans

Unemployment, homelessness and suicide are just some of the issues facing the 2.5 million veterans of our two most recent wars.

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Watching De Niro Play Your Dad, In A Movie About You

In Nick Flynn’s latest memoir, “The Reenactments,” he writes about the strange experience of having his life turned into a movie starring Robert De Niro and Julianne Moore.

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Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.

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Jim Gaffigan’s Love Affair With Food

The stand-up comic gives his particular gastronomic take on the world in his new memoir "Food: A Love Story."

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Jill Abramson Announces Plans For News Startup

The former New York Times executive editor said her goal is to create a news outlet that favors quality over quantity.

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Alternate Routes: Lasting Impressions From The Road

Our digital and social media producer Rachel Rohr is back from a month-long trip cross-country, talking with young Americans.

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Mario Batali Goes Farm To Table

The chef and restaurateur discusses the "farm to table" trend and shares recipes with a hearty and rustic twist.