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Thursday: Father of slain Californian teen, Gay/straight alliance student activist wins scholarship, NYC ferrets, and more...

After Christopher Michaels-Martinez was one of six people murdered by a gunman last Friday, his father Richard Martinez has a message for his fellow Americans, and for us: "Not one more"...Evan Wiens invested a lot of time and energy in fighting for a gay-straight alliance at his high school -- and as a result, he'll be able to invest 70...
After Christopher Michaels-Martinez was one of six people murdered by a gunman last Friday, his father Richard Martinez has a message for his fellow Americans, and for us: "Not one more"...Evan Wiens invested a lot of time and energy in fighting for a gay-straight alliance at his high school -- and as a result, he'll be able to invest 70 thousand dollars in his future...and the head of a New York group that advocates for ferrets wants a ban on the pets lifted, but not the way the city is proposing.

Part One

Father of slain Californian teen, Richard Martinez
Richard Martinez knows Americans are sorry that his son was murdered. But condolences are not enough for him. In the midst of his grief, he's seizing the opportunity to demand action on gun control. He tells us about his son, Christopher Michaels-Martinez, and his own crusade for change.

Pakistani stoning update
The gut-wrenching story of a woman being stoned to death in Pakistan has a sickening new twist: her husband admits to have murdered his first wife

Manitoba gay/straight alliance student activist wins scholarship
After winning a battle to advertise a Gay-Straight Alliance at his high school, a Manitoba teenager is now the winner of a seventy-thousand national scholarship.

Part Two

New York City ferrets
You might think a ferret advocate would be happy that New York City is considering lifting a ban on the animals. But the head of New York Ferret's Rights Advocacy has concerns that won't stop gnawing at him.

Northern Ireland MLA cites racism as reason for not running again
Northern Irish politician Anna Lo announces she won't run again. Not because she wants to spend more time with her family -- but because she's had enough of the racism.

Part Three

Supreme Court of Canada: John Major
Retired Supreme Court Justice John Major issues a number of sentences on the subject of Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Justice Minister Peter MacKay -- and their public criticism of Chief Justice Beverly McLachlin.

Polar bear numbers
The team leader of an annual Norwegian survey of polar bears strikes a cautious note of optimism, despite concluding that birth rates are declining in the Barents Sea region.

CEO salaries
A study says that for the first time since the end of the "Great Recession" in 2009, the median annual income of US CEOs has eclipsed $10-million.

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