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At 22, Amanda Gorman will become the youngest poet in recent memory to deliver a poem at a presidential inauguration. She'll be continuing a tradition that includes poets such as Robert Frost and Maya Angelou. Kelia Anne/Sun Literary Arts via AP hide caption

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'History Has Its Eyes On Us.' Poet Amanda Gorman Seeks Right Words For Inauguration

At 22 years old, the Los Angeles native will become the youngest poet in recent memory to deliver a poem at a presidential inauguration.

Sandra's 17-year-old daughter, Lindsey, has autism. Lindsey thrives on routine, and got special help at school until the coronavirus pandemic cut her off from the trained teachers and therapists she'd come to rely on. Audra Melton for NPR hide caption

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'I've Tried Everything': Pandemic Worsens Child Mental Health Crisis

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'I've Tried Everything': Pandemic Worsens Child Mental Health Crisis

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Filmmaker Ken Burns says America is "defined as much by our challenges and the dark moments as we are by our successes." You can explore U.S. history in scenes selected from more than 40 documentaries at Burns' UNUM site. Above, the sun rises behind the U.S. Capitol in Washington. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Ken Burns Says U.S. Has 3 Viruses: COVID-19, White Supremacy And Misinformation

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At 22, Amanda Gorman will become the youngest poet in recent memory to deliver a poem at a presidential inauguration. She'll be continuing a tradition that includes poets such as Robert Frost and Maya Angelou. Kelia Anne/Sun Literary Arts via AP hide caption

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'History Has Its Eyes On Us.' Poet Amanda Gorman Seeks Right Words For Inauguration

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