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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

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  • Gun Violence Robs Chicago Mother Of 4th Child
    Shirley Chambers' first child was murdered about 18 years ago. A few years later, her daughter and son were shot to death. And her remaining son was buried on Monday. Chambers says "We've all got to work together" to stop the violence, but she's not sure new gun restrictions or more police on the streets will make a difference.
  • In Minn., Obama Appeals For Movement On Gun Background Checks
    On Monday, President Obama was in Minnesota. It's a democratic state he won easily in November, yet it's a state with strong hunting tradition. The president was in Minneapolis to push his proposals to reduce gun violence.
  • One-Way Tickets To Florida: Puerto Ricans Escape Island Woes
    Life in Puerto Rico is tougher than ever. The U.S. territory — popularly known as "the island of enchantment" — faces a decaying economy and escalating violent crime rate. Many residents are leaving the island in record numbers and embracing the mainland as home.
  • India Criticized For Changing Rape Laws Too Hastily
    The Indian government was slow to comprehend the mass revulsion after a fatal gang rape made headlines across the globe in December. A new ordinance effectively overhauls the current statutes on what constitutes sex crimes. It allows for capital punishment in cases of sexual assault that cause death.
  • European Authorities Probe Soccer Corruption
    Investigators in Europe have revealed evidence that hundreds of soccer games were fixed by gambling syndicates. The scandal even includes national teams competing for places in soccer's biggest tournament: the World Cup.
  • In Moscow, Scandals Shake A Storied Ballet
    The Bolshoi Ballet is deeply beloved in Russia. But a series of recent scandals — capped by a nasty acid attack on the company's artistic director in mid-January — has sent shock waves through artistic circles.
  • BP Announces Lower 4th Quarter Earnings
    The British oil company said its net profit was about a billion dollars lower than a year earlier. BP has been shrinking as assets have been sold off to pay for its liabilities tied to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
  • Dell Makes Deal To Become Private Company
    A $24.4 billion buyout that would take computer maker Dell private was announced Tuesday. The group negotiating to buy the company includes private equity firm Silver Lake, Microsoft and Dell's founder Michael Dell.
  • FCC Proposes Public WiFi Network
    The federal government has proposed an ambitious plan to build public WiFi networks across the country. The idea is to boost innovation, and make the Internet cheaper and more accessible. Renee Montagne talks to Cecilia Kang, a reporter for The Washington Post about who likes the idea and who doesn't.
  • Pizza Hut Makes Eating Pizza Easier
    For decades, Pizza Hut has been vigorously researching ways to improve the pizza consumption process. The company has come up with pizza sliders. Imagine pizza, but presented in cute hamburger-slider size. Each mini pizza is 3.5 inches across.

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