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The New York Times published an editorial on its front page, calling for an end to the "gun epidemic." NPR's Scott Simon speaks with NPR's David Folkenflik about the paper's decision.

NPR's Scott Simon and Howard Bryant of ESPN.com and ESPN the magazine talk about college football championships, how Tiger Wood parents in the public eye, and Kobe Bryant's retirement.

Talks have been held under the Lima-Paris Action Agreement aimed at galvanizing action on climate. One of the areas where there's been progress has been on reducing deforestation.

One of the alleged shooters in the San Bernardino attack came to the United States on a K-1, or fiancé, visa. NPR's Richard Gonzales looks at how obtaining a fiancé visa isn't easy and may get tougher.

The Chicago police force is under intense scrutiny. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Reverend Jesse Jackson about the policing situation in Chicago and what action he'd like to see taken.

Kurdish forces have been an ally to the U.S. in the fight against ISIS. NPR's Scott Simon talks to The Guardian columnist Jonathan Steele about whether the U.S. owes something to the Kurds in Syria.

Scientists at the University of Edinburgh have found a field of dinosaur footprints on the Isle of Skye. The footprints were made by giant dinosaurs 50 feet long that weighed nearly 20 tons.

The landlord tells NPR that he allowed journalists into the Redlands, Calif., home of Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik after it was returned to his control by federal law enforcement officials.

The two states in the news over the past week with high-profile mass shootings have taken big steps in recent years to tighten gun laws. Is a focus on open carry or mental health the best way forward?

"What the Grand Ole Opry did for country music, she has done for Southern food," one writer says of Hach, host of the South's first TV cooking show and a cookbook author and caterer for world leaders.

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