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Officers transfer confiscated weapons after a news conference to announce the arrests of scores of alleged gang members and associates on federal racketeering and drug-trafficking charges in Lakewood, Calif., in 2009. David McNew/Getty Images hide caption

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Gun Control Advocates Say ATF's Hands Have Been Tied

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The stones of York Minster in northern England are decaying. Olive oil may be just the dressing the cathedral needs to preserve its Gothic architecture. Nigel Roddis/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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A Dash Of Olive Oil May Preserve British Cathedral

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The nation's largest provider of nonmedical home care for seniors is now offering training to help family caregivers deal with the challenges of caring for an Alzheimer's patient. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Workshops Help Families Grappling With Alzheimer's Home Care

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Beit Qamishlo is a modest house in southern Turkey that caters to Syrian exiles seeking temporary refuge. It also hosts frequent discussions on Syria's future. Here, Malik Dagestani (center), a former political prisoner in Syria, talks about his detention in the 1980s and 1990s. Kelly McEvers/NPR hide caption

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A Welcoming Way Station For Syrians Fleeing Home

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Rapper Amkoullel had one of his songs banned by Mali's government, which controls the southern part of the country. It's even worse in the north, where militants linked to al-Qaida have outlawed virtually all music. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Despite Censorship, Mali's Musicians Play On

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A still-trim Elvis Presley enjoys a sandwich in 1958. His love of fatty foods hadn't caught up to him yet. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Elvis Left The Building Long Ago, But His Food (And Music) Lives On

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Peanut plants grow on a Halifax, N.C., farm that received federal subsidies in 2011. Robert Willett/MCT /Landov hide caption

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Farm Bill Critics Claim Partial Victory Despite Stalemate

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U.S. employers added 155,000 jobs in December, a steady gain that shows hiring held up during the tense negotiations to resolve the fiscal cliff. But the unemployment rate remained at 7.8 percent last month. Damian Dovarganes/AP hide caption

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After The 'Fiscal Cliff,' Businesses Say Some Uncertainty Remains

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At a vigil last week in Calcutta, India, the victim was remembered and calls were made for new laws to protect women. Dibyangshu Sarkar /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A Life Examined: Who Was The Victim So Brutally Murdered In India?

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A picture from the photo story "Keg Stand Queens," which explores the gender dynamics of undergraduate binge drinking. Amanda Berg/The Alexia Foundation for NPR hide caption

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Binge Drinking Among Women Is Both Dangerous And Overlooked

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Gun enthusiasts flock to the New Eastcoast Arms Collectors Associates Arms Fair in March 2012 in Saratoga, N.Y. Some local residents would like the next show to be canceled, in light of the Newtown, Conn., school shootings. Ed Burke/Courtesy of The Saratogian hide caption

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New York Town Up In Arms As Gun Show Approaches

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The Shell Oil Jackpine open pit mine uses trucks that are 3 stories tall, weigh 1 million pounds and cost $7 million each. There is explosive growth in the oil field areas around Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada. The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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Deep In Canadian Lakes, Signs Of Tar Sands Pollution

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