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Document Saturday Sports: A Potential Women's Hockey Boycott
Scott Simon talks to Howard Bryant of ESPN about the upcoming women's hockey championship. The U.S. women's team says they may boycott the event over what they say is unequal treatment.
Document Atoning For The Past In 'The Twelve Lives Of Samuel Hawley'
In Hannah Tinti's new novel, a daughter discovers her father's dark past by investigating the 12 bullet scars on his body. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Tinti about <em>The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley</em>.
Document When Valerie June Writes Music, It Begins With A Voice In Her Head
The folk-blues singer describes her creative process as "receiving" a song. "It usually starts with one voice," she says, "And as soon as I hear one, then 500 more come in and surround it."
Document A 12-Year-Old's Script Becomes Reality In 'City Girl'
<em>Parenthood</em> star Sarah Ramos recently found a script for a romantic comedy that she wrote when she was 12 years old. She decided to turn it into a web series, called <em>City Girl</em>.
Document 'After The Storm' Continues In Director Hirokazu Kore-eda's Tradition
<em>After the Storm</em> is the latest from internationally revered Japanese writer/director Hirokazu Kore-eda. Like his last several films, it deals with a family going through death and divorce.
Document GOP Lawmaker On The Defeat Of Health Plan
NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Republican Rep. Tom Reed about the Republican health care bill that was pulled yesterday before the House voted on it. Reed supported the bill.
Document Wrapping Up A Jam-Packed Political Week
Investigations into Russia and the election, hearings on Neil Gorsuch, and the defeat of the GOP health plan were the big political stories of the week.
Document We Are All Martha: Alison Wright On How Her 'Americans' Character Became A Hit
Wright plays an FBI secretary who falls in love with an undercover Russian spy. She says Martha is "who we would all most likely be" if we found ourselves in the world of <em>The Americans</em>.
Document Nationalist Polish Government Wants Changes To World War II Museum
A new World War II museum just opened in the Polish city of Gdansk. But the populist Polish government wants to take over the museum and reshape its exhibits to fit a narrower, more flattering view.
Document When A Russian Lawyer Falls Out Of A Window, 'I Don't Think It's An Accident'
A Russian lawyer who's speaking out about corruption nearly died after falling from his Moscow apartment window. An American involved in the case, William Browder, thinks it was not an accident.
Document British Police Conduct Searches, Death Toll Rises After London Attack
The latest on the attack in London this week that killed at least five people, including the attacker, and injured at least 50 people.
Document After Health Care Defeat, What's Next For Republicans?
House Speaker Paul Ryan decided not to bring the Republican health care proposal to a vote. Republicans are in a majority, but they couldn't get together enough votes for it to pass.
Document What's Ahead For Investigations Into The Trump Campaign And Russia
NPR's Scott Simon talks to Associated Press reporter Jeff Horwitz about the latest news stories linking members of the Trump campaign to the Russian government.
Document How Do You Say 'Gorsuch'?
Partisan disagreements ran through this week's Senate hearings for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. One issue the members really struggled with was pronunciation of the nominee's name.
Document Multiple Homes Mean More Costly Protection For Presidents
President Trump has two residences outside of the White House. That arrangement is very expensive for taxpayers, and it turns out, there is a federal law that tries to tame such spending.

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