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The attempted assassination of an Arizona Congresswoman has reignited the debate over gun control.
The Fisherman's Son
After last year's Gulf oil spill, a shrimp fisherman's 19-year-old son considers whether to follow in his father's footsteps.
What Happened to Japan?
Once a challenge to the U.S. as the world's economic superpower, Japan is struggling to recover from a 20-year slump.
'Paul Revere's Ride'
Which war was Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem really about?
The Pentagon Papers
Forty years before Wikileaks, The New York Times published a secret government report about the Vietnam War, prompting a landmark First Amendment battle.
Some lighter looks at what's in the news