Monty has been certified as a therapy dog in both the U.S. and the U.K., where he formerly worked as a rat-catcher in a horse barn. Courtesy of Yale University hide caption

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A CeaseFire meeting in southwest Chicago. The program stages group interventions in risky neighborhoods and works with gang members to help decrease shootings and killings. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Patrick and Jan Cockburn pictured with their son Henry. Ever since he was a child, Henry was "intensely alive and interested in everything and everybody around him," says his father. Courtesy of Patrick Cockburn/ Scribner hide caption

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