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Rundown for January 16, 2013
12:06 PM EDT 13 Comments

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.

12:20 PM EDT 7 Comments

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.

12:40 PM EDT 4 Comments

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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From controversial new textbooks to a Maverick family reunion, here are stories from Jeremy Hobson's week in Houston and San Antonio.

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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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Andrew Bacevich On Iraq, ISIS

Is the recent surge of ISIS tied to decisions made by Barack Obama?

July 6 5 Comments

The Rise Of The MP3 And The Fall Of The CD

Stephen Witt discusses his book "How Music Got Free: The End of an Industry, The Turn of the Century, and the Patient Zero of Privacy."

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Kids Books Feature Famous Figures As Children

Brad Meltzer is known for his political thrillers, but he also writes kids books about real-life people like Rosa Parks and Amelia Earhart.

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Not Your Typical Summer Reading List

NPR Books editor Petra Mayer and Cleveland poet and bookstore owner R. A. Washington share their picks.