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Full Court Rejects Schiavo Parents' Appeal

The Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta refuses a request from the parents of Terri Schiavo for an emergency hearing on reinserting their brain-damaged daughter's feeding tube. Schiavo's parents say they'll ask the U.S. Supreme Court to take the case.

The hospice patient's feeding tube was disconnected Friday at the behest of her husband. Her parents are seeking to have it reinserted. The court's 10-2 vote formalizes an earlier rejection of the filing by Schiavo's parents, Bob and Mary Schindler.

In Florida, Gov. Jeb Bush announced he's considering whether Terri Schiavo should be placed in adult protective custody.

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Ari Shapiro
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.