Jan 16, 2013

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President Obama announced plans to limit the sale of guns today, but there’s still not a lot good data available about gun violence. Kai Ryssdal talks Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) about his bill to repeal the debt ceiling. The FAA has…

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The fattiest restaurant meals in the U.S.

Jan 16, 2013
The Center for Science in the Public Interest is out with its annual list of the fattiest, most caloric meals out there.

Obama on gun safety: U.S. needs more data on guns

Jan 16, 2013
The president called for bans on assault weapons and large-capacity magazines, but also said the U.S. needs more background checks and more research on the causes of gun violence.

Boeing Dreamliner problems could hinge on Japan

Jan 16, 2013
The FAA has grounded U.S.-registered Boeing Dreamliners until the planes pass a safety inspection, following a similar move in Japan Tuesday.

Weighing the high cost of college athletics

Jan 16, 2013
NCAA Division I universities continue to spend big money for sports programs, according to a new study. Does the investment pay off?

Mexicans returning from U.S. find challenges at home

Jan 16, 2013
Tougher enforcement of immigration laws in the U.S. and an economic downturn have persuaded many Mexican immigrants to return home, but some face hard times there despite Mexico's growing economy.

Literary voices: What does 'Hope' mean now?

Jan 16, 2013
Poet Tracy K. Smith offers her perspective on Barack Obama's campaign message of hope four years later.

FAA grounds Boeing 787 Dreamliners for safety inspections

Jan 16, 2013
The Federal Aviation Administration has ordered a safety review of the lithium ion batteries in Boeing's U.S. fleet of Dreamliner 787 planes.

What bank profits say, or don't, about the economy

Jan 16, 2013
JPMorgan Chase and Goldman Sachs reported strong profit growth for 2012. But does their success reflect a stronger economy?

Another day, another debt limit debate

Jan 16, 2013
If this is Wednesday, there must be news of the debt limit. And in fact -- there is. Democratic Rep. Jerrold Nadler (N.Y.) introduced a measure that would get rid of the debt ceiling altogether.

President Obama announced plans to limit the sale of guns today, but there’s still not a lot good data available about gun violence. Kai Ryssdal talks Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) about his bill to repeal the debt ceiling. The FAA has grounded U.S.-registered Dreamliner 787s. Goldman Sachs reported a spike in revenues today, and JPMorgan announced today that 2012 was a record year — will this be good for the economy? And commentator and poet Tracy K. Smith says for people inspired by the word ‘hope’ in 2008, the word has a whole new meaning.

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