Newt's momentum is halted in Florida, and now Mitt has what looks to be a good month ahead of him, starting with Nevada on Saturday. Plus, women's health turns (more) political, Gov. Bev Perdue becomes the latest North Carolina Democrat to bow out, and we say goodbye to Boston's former Mayor Kevin White. NPR's Ken Rudin and Ron Elving have the latest in this week's political roundup.
Human Rights Watch has a harrowing report out today about what it says is the targeting of children by Syria's government forces.
"Children have not been spared the horror of Syria's crackdown," Lois Whitman, children's rights director at Human Rights Watch, said in a statement. "Syrian security forces have killed, arrested and tortured children in their homes, their schools or on the streets. In many cases, security forces have targeted children just as they have targeted adults."
Nevada has the lowest high school graduation rate in the country. But now a multi-million dollar federal grant is helping one district turn its schools around. Host Michel Martin speaks with a principal who spent last Saturday knocking on the doors of students who dropped out, encouraging them to come back to school.