Charles Ornstein with his mother, Harriet Ornstein, on his wedding day, weeks after she was mugged in a parking lot and knocked to the pavement with a broken nose. Randall Stewart/Courtesy of Charles Ornstein hide caption

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi discusses the Violence Against Women Act on Capitol Hill on Thursday. The House passed the measure, which could help curb violence on campus. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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A guinea pig does its part for science and human relations by sitting on the lap of an autistic child. Erin Burnett/Courtesy of Maggie O'Haire hide caption

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A poll needs to ask about randomly selected children in households across the country to bring context to what's happening with kids like 7-year-old Henry Condes in Los Angeles. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Yvonne Condes helps her son Alec get ready for baseball practice. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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It's unlikely that July patients are paying for residents' inexperience with their lives. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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"Only the hand can tell where it's tender, where the patient winces." — Abraham Verghese James Duncan Davidson/TED hide caption

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From left: 8-year-old Celedonia, 3-year-old Gavin, Amy Spencer and Doug Brown gather around the kitchen as Doug prepares a fruit salad for dinner. Maggie Starbard/NPR hide caption

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