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NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Washington Post reporter Sally Jenkins about the resignation of U.S. Olympic Committee chief executive Scott Blackmun, who cited health problems due to prostate cancer as his reason for stepping down, but there have also been calls for his resignation for not doing enough to address the sexual abuse cases within the U.S. Olympics gymnastics team.

President Trump hosted Democratic and Republican lawmakers at the White House Wednesday to discuss proposals to prevent school shootings.

Hicks has worked for President Trump for three years, remaining a close aide even as many others were pushed out. "I am sure we will work together again in the future," the president said.

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with psychiatrist Jonathan Metzl about the narrow point of intersection between the worlds of mental illness and gun violence. He says there's not much more the mental health field can do to prevent potential mass shooters, since the best predictive factors fall out of the scope of the medical field.

Classes resumed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, two weeks after 17 people were killed in a mass shooting. Although not all are ready to come back, the school says 95 percent of the school's students returned to classes today.

For the last six months, a red-tailed hawk has made its home in the ramparts of the Washington National Cathedral. And now, it officially has a name: Millennium Falcon.

"The Olympics are great and all," but returning home was "way cooler than the Olympics," declared John Landsteiner, an engineer in Duluth, Minn.

CEO Ed Stack announced Wednesday that the company is also banning the sale of all guns to customers under the age of 21. Dick's is one of the country's largest sports retailers.

Polling places are a politics-free zone. Could that change with a Supreme Court case out of Minnesota? The court is hearing arguments in a key case on this Wednesday.

The strike has shut down public schools since last Thursday. Union leaders met with Gov. Jim Justice, and they have reached a deal for pay raises. State lawmakers would need to pass the proposals.




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