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High Court Rejects Schiavo Parents' Appeal

The U.S. Supreme Court turns down an appeal from the parents of Terri Schiavo to keep their brain-damaged daughter alive. The high court rejected their request for an emergency order to reinsert her feeding tube, which was removed six days ago.

Meanwhile, Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is asking a state court to turn custody of Schiavo over to the state's Department of Children and Families, a social welfare agency.

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Ari Shapiro has been one of the hosts of All Things Considered, NPR's award-winning afternoon newsmagazine, since 2015. During his first two years on the program, listenership to All Things Considered grew at an unprecedented rate, with more people tuning in during a typical quarter-hour than any other program on the radio.