"My brain used to be my best friend," says Greg O'Brien, a journalist with early onset Alzheimer's. But he can't trust it anymore, he says. Alzheimer's is, in some ways, changing who he is. Amanda Kowalski and Samantha Broun for NPR hide caption

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"There's a whole spectrum of gun owners, and I think one of the problems that we have as a country is that there is a very, very narrow view of the gun owner that has a voice," says hunter Lily Raff. David McNew/Getty Images hide caption

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Mark Bittman, seen here on a 2014 book tour, is leaving his writing job at The New York Times, but not his advocacy for good food. "I have more to say, and I imagine I'll find a way to say it," he says, laughing. Neilson Barnard/Getty hide caption

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Amy and Dave Freeman paddle into the Boundary Waters, starting their 365 days in the wilderness to raise awareness of mining plans in the region. Alex Chocholousek hide caption

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A public funeral is held for Mormon leader L. Tom Perry on June 5 at the Salt Lake Tabernacle in Salt Lake City, Utah. Perry was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' highest governing body, the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. He died at the age of 92 from cancer. The recent deaths of several high-ranking church leaders are expected to prompt new appointments. Rick Bowmer/AP hide caption

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People watch the waves in a rainstorm at Atlantic Ocean at Carolina Beach, N.C., on Friday. Millions along the East Coast breathed a little easier after forecasters said Hurricane Joaquin would probably stay at sea instead of joining up with a drenching rainstorm that is bringing severe flooding to parts of the Atlantic Seaboard. Harry Hamburg/AP hide caption

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A makeshift memorial in South Los Angeles. Gloria Hillard for NPR hide caption

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