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Document Saturday Sports: Shaun White, The Olympics And Athletes Speak Out
Scott Simon speaks with ESPN's Howard Bryant on this week's latest in sports, including the Winter Olympics, the highs and lows.
Document Teens Respond To School Shooting
Students are speaking out in Parkland, Fla., where 17 students and staff were killed. The young people hope their pleas for help in stopping future attacks are more effective than those in the past.
Document Bernadette Peters On Fulfilling The Red Dress Of 'Hello, Dolly!'
The Tony-Award-winning actress, the latest to play the titular role of Dolly Levi on Broadway, describes what she brought to an enduring musical.
Document Mitt Romney Announces Candidacy For Senate
Former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney has announced he's running for a U.S. Senate seat in Utah. Voters there want him to be an outspoken critic of the Trump administration.
Document Florida Shooting Update
We have the latest in the investigation into the school shooting in Florida that left 17 people dead.
Document Rep. Jackie Speier On Indictment Of Russians
NPR's Scott Simon talks with Rep. Jackie Speier, Democrat of California and member of the House Intelligence Committee, about the indictment of 13 Russian nationals.
Document 'Piecing Me Together' Novelist Says She Writes To Help Kids Feel Seen
Renée Watson won the Coretta Scott King Award for her novel about a black student at a mostly white private school.
Document Florida Lawmaker On Guns In Schools
NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Florida State Sen. Dennis Baxley, a Republican, about his proposal to allow school officials to designate people to carry guns in schools.
Document Figure Skater Yuzuru Hanyu Takes Another Gold
At the Olympics, Japan finished one-two in the men's figure skating finals. And for the first time since 1952, there was a repeat Olympic champion: Yuzuru Hanyu.
Document Military Families And SNAP Benefits
NPR's Scott Simon talks with Amy Bushatz, reporter at Military.com, about how the White House's proposed budget cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program might affect military families.
Document Grand Jury Indicts Russians Over Election Interference
A grand jury handed down indictments on 13 Russians for carrying out "information warfare" on the 2016 campaign, detailing years of efforts to hack American politics.
Document Fundraising For Kids To See 'Black Panther'
A look at why crowdfunders across the U.S. are raising money for disadvantaged youth, many of them people of color, to see the superhero movie <em>Black Panther.</em>
Document She Sentenced A Teen To 241 Years In Prison. Now She Wants Her Decision Overturned
Judge Evelyn Baker gave 16-year-old Bobby Bostic a life sentence after he was convicted of armed robbery, among other charges. Now, 20 years later, she wants the Supreme Court to overrule her.
Document Columbine Survivor On Florida School Shooting
Samantha Haviland was a student at Columbine High School during the shooting in 1999. She's now director of counseling support services for Denver Public Schools. She talks to NPR's Scott Simon.
Document Why The Zombie Craze Still Has Our Undying Affection
Disney Channel's new high school zombie musical; <em>The Walking Dead</em>'s ratings reign; the buzz for the new book <em>Dread Nation</em>: In pop culture, the undead persist after our brains.

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