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4:55 pm
Mon February 4, 2013

Chicago Police Superintendent: Gun Laws Play Huge Role In Lowering Gun Deaths

Originally published on Tue February 5, 2013 9:29 am

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Law
4:55 pm
Mon February 4, 2013

DOJ Plans To Sue S&P Over Its Ratings Of Mortgage-Backed Securities

Originally published on Tue February 5, 2013 9:29 am

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Ever since the financial crisis erupted in 2008, fingers have been pointing at ratings agencies. Well, today comes news that the U.S. government plans to sue the largest agency, Standard & Poor's for fraud. The case has to do with how the S&P rated mortgage-backed securities. To explain, we're joined by NPR's Jim Zarroli. Hey there, Jim.

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Around the Nation
4:55 pm
Mon February 4, 2013

New Jersey Shore Could Still See A Summer Packed With Profits After Sandy

Originally published on Tue February 5, 2013 9:29 am

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Today, is a big day for many people in Ortley Beach, New Jersey. Those with utilities were allowed to move back into their homes full-time this morning. It's the first time since Hurricane Sandy hit more than three months ago. New Jersey takes in an estimated $37 billion in tourism and shore towns are racing to rebuild by the start of the summer season.

The ones that are ready could see a sunnier-than-usual tourist season packed with profits. From member station WNYC, Janet Babin reports.

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Politics
4:55 pm
Mon February 4, 2013

Obama: Lawmakers Must Feel Like They Have To Act Against Gun Violence

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President Obama took his case today for revamping the nation's gun laws to the frozen streets of Minneapolis, in the first of what will likely be a series of similar events in the coming weeks. The president urged voters to turn up the pressure on Congress and take action to curb gun violence. NPR's David Welna has our story from Minneapolis.

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History
4:55 pm
Mon February 4, 2013

Archaeologists Confirm Parking Lot Remains Are King Richard III

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A few months ago, the British were told that a royal skeleton might have been located under what the Brits call a car park. And they were told the remains might belong to the 15th century King Richard III. Many were skeptical, but now they can believe it. Today, experts confirmed that the bones belong to Richard III, a monarch immortalized by William Shakespeare.

NPR's Philip Reeves tells us more.

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