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Thursday, January 10, 2013

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  • Biden's Gun Violence Recommendations Could Include Expanded Background Checks
    The Obama administration says it's looking at all the possible options for preventing future acts of gun violence. The White House can do some things on its own through executive action, but other proposals will have to wait on Congress.
  • Sheriff: Small Database Limits Effectiveness Of Background Checks For Gun Buys
    Minneapolis Sheriff Richard Stanek is one of the law enforcement officials who met with Vice President Joe Biden recently to talk about gun violence prevention. Audie Cornish talks with him about the meeting and what he thinks ought to be done.
  • 'Lincoln,' 'Life Of Pi' Lead Oscar Nominations
    Melissa Block talks to Bob Mondello about this year's Oscar nominees. Lincoln got the most nominations and one film — Silver Linings Playbook — snagged nominations in all four acting categories.
  • Lawyers Say Teenage Terror Suspect Was Entrapped By FBI
    Jury selection began Thursday in the trial of young Somali-American who is accused of wanting to detonate a bomb at a Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Portland, Ore., two years ago. The case of Mohamed Mohamud is drawing attention because the defendant was just a teenager when he was arrested and the charges leveled against him came as a result of an FBI sting operation. His lawyers are likely to mount an entrapment defense.
  • Murder Of Kurdish Activists Could Be Attempt To Derail Peace Talks With Turkey
    Three Kurdish activists, all women, were found dead early Thursday in a Kurdish information office in Paris. They had been shot in what the French Interior minister said "was surely an execution." The motive for the killings is not known. One of the victims, Sakine Cansiz, was a co-founder of the militant separatist PKK organization, which has battled the Turkish Government off and on since the 1980s. Efforts are currently under way to revive peace talks.
  • Estimated Costs Drive Debate As Florida Weighs Medicaid Expansion
    Gov. Rick Scott says he's concerned about how much expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act would cost. But after he was charged with exaggerating, his administration released a new study with much lower estimates.
  • For Young Republican, Defying Boehner In Washington Plays Well Back Home
    After trying to help remove fellow Republican John Boehner as House speaker, Rep. Justin Amash got a very warm reception upon returning to his Michigan district. For a conservative Republican from a conservative district, being labeled a Washington troublemaker is not necessarily a bad thing.
  • Argentine Leader's Plane Grounded By Credit Holders
    The Argentine government has hired a private plane for an upcoming trip for President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner. They fear that creditors would try to have the official government plane, Tango 01, seized in an effort to collect debts owed to them by the Argentina government. Melissa Block talks with Shane Romig, a foreign correspondent for Dow Jones News Service and the Wall Street Journal, for more on the story.
  • Crazy Or Canny? Talk Grows About $1 Trillion Platinum Coin
    In theory, some say, President Obama could have a $1 trillion coin made and that would head off the next big battle over the federal government's debt ceiling.
  • Fifty Years Later, Bits Of Our Own Reality Reflected In 'Jetsons' Future
    Audie Cornish talks to Matt Novak, writer of the Paleofuture blog for Smithsonian, about his recent posts about the TV show, The Jetsons, on its 50th anniversary and why it still matters today.

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