6:32am

Tue January 29, 2013
It's All Politics

Immigration Opponents Remain Adamant, Despite Political Risk

A woman takes the oath of allegiance during a naturalization ceremony at the district office of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in Newark, N.J.
John Moore Getty Images

After years of inaction, immigration policy changes suddenly have notable momentum in Washington.

President Obama will address the issue in a speech Tuesday in Las Vegas — a day after a bipartisan group of senators outlined their ideas for a bill that could move through the chamber as early as this spring.

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6:22am

Tue January 29, 2013
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5:28am

Tue January 29, 2013
KALW Almanac

Tuesday January 29, 2013

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  • 29th Day of 2013 / 336 Remaining
  • 50 Days Until The First Day of Spring
  • Sunrise:7:15
  • Sunset:5:31
  • 10 Hours 16 Minutes of Daylight
  • Moon Rise:8:27pm
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  • Full Snow Moon
  • Full Hunger Moon

Since the heaviest snow usually falls during this month, native tribes of the north and east most often called

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5:26am

Tue January 29, 2013
The Two-Way

Obama Says He Enjoys Skeet Shooting; Doubtful Lawmaker Challenges Him

Originally published on Tue January 29, 2013 9:09 am

Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., who thinks she's a better shot than the president.
Roger L. Wollenberg UPI /Landov

One short exchange in a long New Republic interview of President Obama has gotten much attention:

New Republic: "Have you ever fired a gun?

Obama: "Yes, in fact, up at Camp David, we do skeet shooting all the time."

The president went on to say he has "a profound respect for the traditions of hunting that trace back in this country for generations."

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4:35am

Tue January 29, 2013
The Two-Way

Obama: Immigration Debate Not Just Policy, 'It's About People'

Originally published on Tue January 29, 2013 12:35 pm

A U.S. Border Patrol Agent in September 2011, along the Mexico-Arizona border.
Joshua Lott Reuters /Landov
  • On 'Morning Edition': Mara Liasson reports
  • On 'Morning Edition': Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz.

Update at 3:06 p.m. ET. 'Now Is The Time':

Talking to an audience in Las Vegas, an upbeat President Obama said that "now is the time" for "common sense comprehensive immigration reform."

While Obama echoed the pillars of immigration reform presented by a bipartisan group of senators on Monday, he also made an emotional plea for reform.

"What makes somebody American," he said, "is not just blood or birth, but allegiance to our founding principles."

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4:25am

Tue January 29, 2013
Around the Nation

Virginia To Repeal 'Living In Sin' Law

Originally published on Tue January 29, 2013 5:36 am

Transcript

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

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4:12am

Tue January 29, 2013
Around the Nation

Two Is A Coincidence, Three Is A Trend

Originally published on Tue January 29, 2013 5:36 am

Transcript

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning, I'm Renee Montagne.

Two is a coincidence. Three is a trend. That's why an Oklahoma City house has been dubbed The Twin House, after a third consecutive couple living there had twins - a boy and a girl each. Current tenants, Brady and Chelsea Smith, said they didn't believe in the twin mojo when they moved in. Then an ultrasound showed she was expecting twins. New father Brady Smith told the Oklahoman, now his friends won't even drive down the block.

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2:21am

Tue January 29, 2013
Africa

Timbuktu Freed From Islamist Fighters

Originally published on Tue January 29, 2013 5:36 am

Transcript

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

It's MORNING EDITION, from NPR News. Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

And I'm Steve Inskeep.

The city of Timbuktu is free...

UNIDENTIFIED GROUP: Mali, Mali, Mali, Mali...

INSKEEP: ...and residents cheered as French and Malian forces entered the city. Those forces swept aside Islamist rebels who'd controlled the place for months. The Islamists rule included amputations and the destroyed ancient tombs. It ended with the burning of a library housing priceless manuscripts.

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2:16am

Tue January 29, 2013
Politics

Sen. Flake Comments On Immigration Overhaul

Originally published on Tue January 29, 2013 5:36 am

An immigration plan announced Monday by a bipartisan group of senators would create a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants already in the country and overhaul legal immigration. It also calls for improved border security and better tracking of individuals in the U.S. on visas. Steve Inskeep talks with one of the senators behind the plan, Republican Jeff Flake from Arizona.

1:34am

Tue January 29, 2013
Law

Armed 'Good Guys' And The Realities Of Facing A Gunman

Originally published on Tue January 29, 2013 5:18 pm

The NRA and some concealed-carry activists say the best defense against gun violence is armed "good guys." Here, a man fires his pistol at an indoor range in Aurora, Colo., last summer.
Alex Brandon AP

As the nation ponders how to stop the next mass shooting, the gun rights movement offers a straight-forward formula, laid out famously by NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre.

"The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun," LaPierre said last month, as his group responded to the elementary school massacre in Newtown, Conn.

One Man's Story

In Washington state, one such "good guy" — a private citizen who drew his gun in defense of others — paid a heavy price.

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