From March Madness upsets to the scandal now called "Bountygate" and can a virtuous young man find happiness in the city that never sleeps, but swears a lot? Senior writer for ESPN.com and ESPN Magazine Howard Bryant joins host Scott Simon for a round-up of the latest NFL news and more.
When Trayvon Martin slipped a sweatshirt over his shoulders that fateful February night, he was probably just a little bit chilled. But since he was shot and killed that simple piece of clothing has taken on big symbolic weight.
Trayvon Martin's parents asked his Miami school not to announce his death, but Wednesday, almost a month later, the school held a moment of silence. Two days later, students rallied together, walking out of class with calls for justice, and planning for more acts of solidarity.
The uninsured have a particular stake in next week's Supreme Court hearings on the federal health law. Residents of a largely conservative region in California where 1 out of every 3 people lack coverage share their attitudes toward "Obamacare."
Democrats were quick to attack House Republicans' budget plan, which calls for an overhaul of the program. Leading the charge is Vice President Joe Biden, who told senior citizens in Florida not to be fooled. Republicans, though, see the proposal as necessary for the next generation.
An artist-turned-teacher from a military family is teaching middle-schoolers to build bikes from scratch. For students who weren't thriving in a traditional classroom, the program provides a burst of insight into the value of hard work and new adventures.
The trailer depicts a dystopian future where everything bad that can happen does, save for Hunger Games-like fights to the death between teens. Actually, that's an exaggeration. The future horrors in an Obama second term are all the common GOP bill of particulars against him: high gas prices and jobless rates, the loss of religious freedom, Iranian appeasement, in short the usual suspects.
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