9:57am

Wed January 16, 2013
Politics

Obama Administration Goes After Guns

Vice President Joe Biden and President Barack Obama are touting new proposals aimed at curbing gun violence. Host Michel Martin learns more from Paul Barrett, author of 'Glock: The Rise of America's Gun' and Craig Whitney, author of 'Living With Guns, A Liberal's Case for the 2nd Amendment.'

9:57am

Wed January 16, 2013
Health

When Is It Safe To Go Back To Work After The Flu?

Host Michel Martin isn't the only person who's been "under the weather" lately. She chats with NPR science correspondent Rob Stein about the nation-wide flu outbreak.

9:13am

Wed January 16, 2013
The Two-Way

Reports: French Troops Fighting In Mali, Foreign Hostages Grabbed In Algeria

Originally published on Thu January 17, 2013 5:32 am

CIA World Factbook

After five days of airstrikes aimed at Islamist rebels, French troops are engaged in their first ground battles with those forces in Mali, according to several news outlets.

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8:53am

Wed January 16, 2013
Movie Interviews

'Quartet': Dustin Hoffman, Behind The Camera

Originally published on Thu January 17, 2013 1:08 pm

Dustin Hoffman makes his directorial debut with the film Quartet. He has starred in such classics as The Graduate, Kramer vs. Kramer and Tootsie.
Kerry Brown The Weinstein Company

In December, the actor Dustin Hoffman sat in a box seat at the Kennedy Center as his old friend, Robert De Niro, saluted him at a celebration marking one of the highest accolades for an artist in the United States: a Kennedy Center Honor.

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8:45am

Wed January 16, 2013
Around the Nation

Saying No To The Inauguration

Originally published on Wed January 16, 2013 1:22 pm

A U.S. Capitol Police officer secures the area surrounding the west front of the Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 5 as preparations are under way for President Obama's second inauguration.
Jewel Samad AFP/Getty Images

As supporters of President Obama prepare for his toned-down but glammed-up second inauguration over the long weekend of Jan. 19-21, the president's detractors are making other plans.

Across the country, disenchanted Americans are engaging in forms of protest — some public, some private — to signal their displeasure with November's election outcome.

How do they NOT love Obama? Let us count the ways.

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8:39am

Wed January 16, 2013
The Two-Way

Top Stories: Obama's Plan On Guns; Inflation Remains In Check

Good morning.

Sorry we're late with the roundup. We've had quite a few things to post about already today, as you can see:

-- Before Obama's Plan Is Out, NRA Calls Him An 'Elitist Hypocrite'

-- Inflation Rate Slowed Sharply In 2012; Prices Were Flat In December

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8:23am

Wed January 16, 2013
Shots - Health News

'Robogut' Makes Synthetic Poop To Treat Stubborn Infections

Originally published on Mon September 9, 2013 8:45 am

Microbiologist Emma Allen-Vercoe invented the Robogut, a mechanical device that mimics conditions in the human colon.
Courtesy of thestar.com

Last summer, we learned about fake poop made from soybeans that The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation used to test high-tech commodes at their toilet fair.

Now, we've come across another type of artificial poop, and it's being created to help people with really bad cases of diarrhea.

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7:51am

Wed January 16, 2013
The Two-Way

Before Obama's Plan Is Out, NRA Calls Him An 'Elitist Hypocrite'

Originally published on Wed January 16, 2013 9:50 am

National Rifle Association
  • On 'Morning Edition': NPR's Ari Shapiro reports

6:51am

Wed January 16, 2013
The Two-Way

Inflation Rate Slowed Sharply In 2012; Prices Were Flat In December

Originally published on Wed January 16, 2013 8:21 am

The cost of a gallon of gas kept rising last year, but not at the torrid pace of 2010 and 2011. That helped keep inflation in check.
Joe Raedle Getty Images

Consumer prices rose just 1.7 percent in 2012, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports. That's about half the pace of 2011 — when prices went up 3 percent.

In December, BLS says, prices were unchanged.

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6:24am

Wed January 16, 2013
The Two-Way

Interior Sec. Salazar Is Latest Member Of Cabinet To Announce Departure

Originally published on Wed January 16, 2013 7:58 am

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar.
Streeter Lecka Getty Images

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar intends to step down at the end of March, his office confirms to NPR's Jeff Brady.

Word of Salazar's plan broke over night. According to The Denver Post, the former senator from Colorado intends to "return to Colorado to spend time with his family."

As the Post writes:

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