Omar Etman is an intern at PBS NewsHour Weekend.
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Nation Jul 30Nearly four years after massacre, Sandy Hook builds new school
Three and a half years after a shooter opened fire inside Sandy Hook Elementary School, killing 20 students and six staff members, a new school building with heightened security will welcome students back.
Politics Jul 21Muslim group considers legal action after Florida Islamic center removed as voting site
A Muslim advocacy group in Florida says it may take legal action over the removal of an Islamic center as a polling place for the presidential election in November.
World Jul 17Officials push to bar Russian Olympic delegation if doping allegations true
Antidoping officials are preparing to request a complete ban of the Russian delegation from the Summer Olympics if allegations of a state-run doping scandal at the 2014 Winter Games are verified.
Nation Jul 1612-year-old boy arrested in alleged plot to shoot police
A 12-year-old-boy was arrested late Friday in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, for his alleged role in a plot to shoot police officers.
Arts Jul 10Lin-Manuel Miranda takes his final bow on stage at ‘Hamilton’
Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator and star of acclaimed Broadway musical "Hamilton," performed in the show one last time on Saturday night.
World Jul 09Bahamas issues travel advisory for U.S., urging ‘extreme caution’
On the heels of nationwide protests against police violence, the Bahamas issued a travel advisory on Friday for its citizens visiting the U.S.
Politics Jul 02Controversial NC law restricting LGBT protections left largely unchanged
A minor change to the controversial North Carolina state law that limits protections for LGBT workers was approved by the state legislature Friday night.
World Jun 30Escalating violence leaves 3.6 million Iraqi children at risk, report says
The "catastrophic" rise of violence in Iraq has left one in five of the country's children at risk of death, injury, sexual violence and abduction, according to a new UNICEF report.
Nation Jun 26New York City celebrates gay pride with jubilant march
Thousands of marchers were expected to participate in the celebration, which organizers said would likely be the largest held.
Nation Jun 25At least 24 dead in West Virginia floods
President Obama declared the flooding in West Virginia a "major disaster" on Saturday. The death toll has risen to at least 24 people.