The local playground's design doesn't work for Emmanuel, shown here with his family. The loose surface hampers his wheelchair, and there are no ramps to help him get onto the play structures. Julie Caine for NPR hide caption

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Brooklyn Fisher rolls down the ramp on the playground named for her in Pocatello, Idaho. The playground was built using accessible features so children of all abilities could play alongside each other. John W. Poole/NPR hide caption

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An evening view of the Exxon Mobil oil refinery complex in Baton Rouge, La. John W. Poole/NPR hide caption

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IMG Academy pitching coach Dave Shepard gives pointers to pitcher Cameron Varga. Chip Litherland for NPR hide caption

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Millions of dollars have been spent on television ads during this campaign cycle. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry saw his fundraising numbers plummet after his September debate performances.

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