Gun-Law Backtracking, Jobs for Robots, and 'Beasts of the Southern Wild'

Esther Zuckerman
The Atlantic Wire

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Top Stories: Facing constituents over new gun laws like an assault-weapons ban to be proposed by Sen. Dianne Feinstein today, Democratic Senators are suddenly "not so sure" about their support.

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World: Yair Lapid, whose centrist party won 19 of the Israeli Parliament's 120 seats, is "Israel’s newest power broker." 

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U.S.: Rhode Island's plans to legalize gay marriage may face a road block in the State Senate. 

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New York: An obituary of Linda Riss Pugach, who married Burton N. Pugach after he got out of jail for blinding her. 

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Technology: A conflict in the world of robotics over whether robots are going to take human jobs or provide more high-skilled jobs for humans. 

Sports: The Cochrans, who built a Field of Dreams-type ski area in the 1960s, also have an Olympic legacy. 

Opinion: Gail Collins on combat roles for women in the military.

Awards Season: A year after it had its premiere at SundanceBeasts of the Southern Wild and its cast are in the heat of the Oscar race, but also maintaining the lives they led before they were made a sensation.

Fashion & Style: Eddie Huang of BaoHaus is as much a writer and cultural critic as he is a chef.