Comedian Ari Shaffir performs at the 2015 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in June in Manchester, Tenn. Shaffir has said fellow comedian Carlos Mencia stole his joke about who would build a fence on the U.S.-Mexican border. Copyright on jokes is difficult to prove, and it turned out two other comedians had made similar jokes as well. John Davisson/Invision/AP hide caption

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A cell at New York's Rikers Island jail. About 1,000 people die in American jails every year, and about a third of those are suicides. Seth Wenig/AP hide caption

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Christy O'Donnell, who has advanced lung cancer, is one of several California patients suing for the right to get a doctor's help with prescription medicine to end their own lives if and when they feel that's necessary. YouTube hide caption

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New York state's 2013 gun law includes a ban on the sale of so-called military-style assault weapons like this AR-15 rifle. Charles Krupa/AP hide caption

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At the State Department conference for people with disabilities, adviser Judy Heumann (center) is surrounded by admirers from around the world. Joseph Shapiro/NPR hide caption

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"This elevator is a gift from the disability community and the ADA to the nondisabled people of New York," says Attorney Wolinsky, who co-founded Disability Rights Advocates. The elevator at the Dyckman Street Subway Station in Inwood, Manhattan, helps people of all abilities reach the platform. Michael Rubenstein for NPR hide caption

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Officials stand by the scene outside a movie theater where a man opened fire on filmgoers Thursday in Lafayette, La. At least two were fatally wounded and seven others injured before the gunman killed himself. Lee Celano/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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