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  • 12:11pm Feb 09, 2013
    National National

    For Some In Minneapolis, National Gun Debate Hits Close To Home

    Earlier this week, President Obama was in Minneapolis advocating new limits on guns; no law or set of laws, he said, can keep children completely safe. NPR's David Welna sent this reporter's notebook about what he heard from some of those engaged in the gun debate in his home state.
  • 5:36pm Jan 26, 2013

    Egypt Looks To Secure Loan As Feeding Families Gets Harder

    Egypt is trying to come to grips with a serious budget deficit in order to secure a $4.8 billion loan from the International Monetary Fund. This will likely mean both spending cuts and tax hikes on food items, water and electricity. The government is drawing the proposals up as many Egyptians are feeling the pinch of two years of economic turmoil and already-rising prices.
  • 5:36pm Jan 26, 2013

    As Apple Flounders, Samsung Gains Strength

    Apple, Inc. is no longer the most valuable publicly traded company in the world. This week, Exxon took that spot at the top of the NASDAQ, after Apple reported profits that were lower than expected. Host Scott Simon speaks with New York Times op-ed columnist Joe Nocera about the latest Apple news, and the company's rivalry with Samsung, which seems increasingly on the upswing.
  • Mohammad Afzaal, a 35-year-old house painter from northeastern Pakistan, has signed up for a voluntary repatriation program run by the International Organization of Migration and financed by the European Commission.
    Joanna Kakissis / NPR
    5:36pm Jan 26, 2013
    World News World News

    EU Money Sends Migrants Stuck In Greece Home

    For years, most undocumented immigrants have been entering the European Union through Greece. They intend to settle in richer countries, but strict border controls and a broken asylum system means they end up not leaving Greece. Many are now turning to an EU-funded repatriation program that will pay their way home.
  • 5:36pm Jan 26, 2013

    'Ebony' Editor Began Life Black In Nazi Germany

    Long before becoming managing editor of Ebony magazine, Hans Massaquoi yearned to be a Hitler Youth. His rare story came to an end when Massaquoi died this week at the age of 87.
  • RNC Chairman Reince Priebus, shown at the Republican National Convention in August, has been re-elected to another two-year term.
    Mark Wilson / Getty Images
    5:36pm Jan 26, 2013
    Politics & Government Politics & Government

    For GOP Comeback, Leaders Urge Stepped-Up Outreach

    "I will talk to a head of lettuce if I can get them to vote Republican," says Sharon Day, the newly re-elected Republican National Committee co-chair. RNC Chairman Reince Priebus says the GOP needs better relationships in "minority communities, urban centers, college towns."