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March 19, 2018 | NPR · Zachary Cruz told police he wanted to ‘reflect on the shooting’ a month after his brother allegedly killed 14 students and 3 staff members at the Parkland, Fla., high school.

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March 19, 2018 | NPR · Boys get the message quickly: a man is supposed to be strong and independent. That message, researchers say, has widespread consequences for men’s social lives and physical health.

March 19, 2018 | NPR · Vladimir Putin wanted a mandate to govern, and got it, with 76 percent of the vote. He will use the next six years to advance his mission: cementing Russia’s role as a major player on the world stage.

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March 19, 2018 | FA · Trump “has made nationalist policy into the policy of the executive branch,” says New York Times editor Jonathan Weisman. His new book, (((Semitism))), is about being Jewish in the Trump era.

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March 19, 2018 | NPR · Bunny Marlon Bundo is featured in a book by the vice president’s daughter Charlotte and wife, Karen. But even pets in Washington cannot escape controversy.

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March 19, 2018 | NPR · Love, Simon is only the latest in a surprisingly long line of films that have explored what it’s like to come out in high school. Here’s some of the smaller, quirkier films that paved the way.


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March 19, 2018 | NPR · NPR Music’s Rodney Carmichael and Felix Contreras dish about their favorite new discoveries at South by Southwest 2018 over a plate of barbecue.

March 19, 2018 | NPR · Over a plate of Texas barbecue, Alt.Latino spoke with this fast-rising Afro-Latinx artist from Miami in the midst of her unforgiving South By Southwest schedule.

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March 19, 2018 | NPR · Surrounded by an art installation featuring wires and woolen yarns, the Australian singer-songwriter’s sharp wit stands out in a sweetly quiet song that rages loudly.

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