8:26am

Mon January 14, 2013
The Two-Way

Grieving Families, Community Launch 'Sandy Hook Promise'

Originally published on Mon January 14, 2013 12:05 pm

SandyHookPromise.org

Pledging to do all they can "to encourage and support common sense solutions that make my community and our country safer from similar acts of violence," parents, family and friends of the 20 children and six educators killed in the Dec. 14 mass shooting at a school in Newtown, Conn., just launched Sandy Hook Promise.

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8:03am

Mon January 14, 2013
Book Reviews

Of The People: Sonia Sotomayor's Amazing Rise

Originally published on Mon January 14, 2013 1:36 pm

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor spoke with NPR in December at the Supreme Court.
Kainaz Amaria NPR

Since her appointment to the Supreme Court in 2009, Sonia Sotomayor has stood out. The nation's first Latina justice is also its most extroverted; not only does she ask far more questions during oral arguments than her predecessor, David Souter, but she also has refused to indulge the court's pose of Olympian detachment. William Rehnquist never threw out the first pitch at Yankee Stadium, and I don't remember Antonin Scalia making an appearance on Sesame Street.

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6:41am

Mon January 14, 2013
The Two-Way

Lawmaker Plans Bill To Lift Immunity For Gun Manufacturers And Dealers

Handgun barrels on the assembly line of Hi-Point Firearms in Mansfield, Ohio.
Gus Chan The Plain Dealer /Landov

Add this to the list of proposals to overhaul the gun industry: Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., says he will introduce legislation this week to roll back legal immunity for gun manufacturers and dealers.

Schiff tells NPR there's no need for the 2005 law called the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act to remain on the books. That law gave gun makers, gun dealers and trade groups immunity from most negligence and product liability lawsuits. "Good gun companies don't need special protection from the law," Schiff says, "Bad companies don't deserve it."

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6:30am

Mon January 14, 2013
The Two-Way

Obama: I Will Not Let Deficit Talks Be Tied To Another Debt Ceiling Debate

Originally published on Mon January 14, 2013 12:03 pm

President Obama speaks during his news conference in the East Room of the White House on Monday.
Jason Reed Reuters/Landov

At a news conference dominated by discussion of what's expected to be Washington's next big political battle, President Obama insisted Monday that he will not let Republicans tie an increase in the federal government's borrowing limit to negotiations over cuts in future federal spending.

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6:21am

Mon January 14, 2013
KALW Almanac

Monday January 14, 2013

1970 - John Lennon
  • 14th Day of 2013 / 351 Remaining
  • 65 Days Until The First Day of Spring
  • Sunrise:7:24
  • Sunset:5:14
  • Hours Minutes of Daylight
  • Moon Rise:9:05am
  • Moon Set:9:01pm
  • Moon’s Phase: 12 %
  • The Next Full Moon
  • January 26 @ 8:40pm
  • Full Wolf Moon

Amid the cold and deep snows of midwinter, the wolf packs howled hungrily outside Indian villages. Thus, the name for January’s full Moon.

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6:13am

Mon January 14, 2013
KALW Almanac

Monday January 14, 2013

1970 - John Lennon
  • 14th Day of 2013 / 351 Remaining
  • 65 Days Until The First Day of Spring
  • Sunrise:7:24
  • Sunset:5:14
  • Hours Minutes of Daylight
  • Moon Rise:9:05am
  • Moon Set:9:01pm
  • Moon’s Phase: 12 %
  • The Next Full Moon
  • January 26 @ 8:40pm
  • Full Wolf Moon

Amid the cold and deep snows of midwinter, the wolf packs howled hungrily outside Indian villages. Thus, the name for January’s full Moon.

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5:54am

Mon January 14, 2013
The Two-Way

Top Stories: Fighting In Mali; Biden's Gun Report Coming

Originally published on Mon January 14, 2013 6:25 am

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. His team beat the Houston Texans on Sunday and will go up against the Baltimore Ravens in next week's AFC championship game.
Elsa Getty Images

4:36am

Mon January 14, 2013
The Two-Way

As French Claim Gains In Mali, Islamists Vow To Strike Back

This photo, released on Saturday by the French Army Communications Audiovisual office (ECPAD), shows French Mirage 2000 D jets flying over Mali.
ECPAD Xinhua /Landov

On this fourth day of French military operations aimed at routing Islamist militants in Mali, the al-Qaida-linked rebels are "vowing to drag France into a long and brutal ground war," Reuters reports.

"France has opened the gates of hell for all the French. She has fallen into a trap which is much more dangerous than Iraq, Afghanistan or Somalia," a spokesman for the MUJWA Islamist group told Europe 1 radio, the wire service writes.

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3:43am

Mon January 14, 2013
Around the Nation

Couple With Same Name Files For Divorce

Originally published on Mon January 14, 2013 12:27 pm

Transcript

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning, I'm Steve Inskeep, with regrets to Kelly Hildebrandt. She became famous in 2009 for marrying a man with the identical name, Kelly Hildebrandt. Perfect. No anxiety about changing names, and if they chose to hyphenate the kids, it would Hildebrandt-Hildebrandt. But now the Hildebrandts have separated and filed for divorce. Miami's WTVJ quotes Mr. Hildebrandt saying, She's a Florida girl, I'm a Texas guy. They're from different worlds. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

3:30am

Mon January 14, 2013
Around the Nation

Denver Mayor Must Dance Like Ray Lewis

Originally published on Mon January 14, 2013 12:27 pm

Transcript

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning, I'm Steve Inskeep.

Winning isn't everything but at least you don't have to dance. The mayors of Denver and Baltimore made a friendly wager when their teams met in the NFL playoffs. When Baltimore won in overtime, it was disaster for Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, who must now dance like Ray Lewis. The soon-to-retire Baltimore star does an awkward but enthusiastic sideline dance before games. And we're going to find out soon how well Mayor Hancock moves.

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