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Remembrances
1:05 pm
Tue December 18, 2012

The Legacy Of War Hero And Pioneer Daniel Inouye

Originally published on Tue December 18, 2012 1:28 pm

Sen. Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii) was known for his military service during World War II and his work to improve Hawaii's infrastructure. When he died on Dec. 17, 2012, he was the second-longest serving senator in U.S. history. Bill Dorman, news director at Hawaii Public Radio, reflects on what made him so influential in Hawaii.

Law
1:05 pm
Tue December 18, 2012

The Pressures, Procedures Of Mass Murder Investigations

Originally published on Tue December 18, 2012 1:24 pm

Investigators have been slowly releasing information about the Newtown, Conn. shooting that claimed the lives of 20 children, six adults and the gunman. As the investigation unfolds, a number of questions are being raised about how law enforcement decides what information should be made public.

From Our Listeners
1:05 pm
Tue December 18, 2012

Letters: Notorious Parents, Conflict In Mali

Originally published on Tue December 18, 2012 1:14 pm

NPR's Neal Conan reads from listener comments on previous show topics, including segments how children change when they learn about notorious parents and the growing conflict in Mali.

The Two-Way
12:59 pm
Tue December 18, 2012

Latest Syrian Fighting Touches Off A New Exodus

The family of this Palestinian boy was among many that fled the Yarmuk refugee camp near the Syrian capital Damascus after fighting in recent days. The boy and his family are shown at another refugee camp, this one in the Lebanese city of Tripoli, on Tuesday.
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NPR is not identifying the author, a Syrian citizen, for security reasons.

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The Two-Way
12:59 pm
Tue December 18, 2012

Obama Supports New Bid To Ban Assault Weapons, Close Gun Show 'Loophole'

At the Freddie Bear Sports shop in Tinley Park, Ill., Jason Zielinski shows AR-15 style rifles to a customer.
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President Obama has thrown his support behind a leading Democratic senator's effort to reinstate a ban on assault weapons — another sign that Friday's mass shooting at an elementary school in Connecticut has put gun control back on Washington's political agenda.

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