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High school students from Parkland, Fla., where a young man gunned down 17 people people, watch in sadness and frustration as the state's House of Representatives voted not to hear a bill banning assault rifles. Mark Wallheiser/AP hide caption

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Florida House Declines Debate On Assault Rifles

The lawmakers voted 71-36 against opening debate on a bill that would ban assault weapons and large-capacity magazines, leaving it in committees that aren't scheduled to meet during this session.

Sales of McDonald's new soy-based patty have far surpassed estimates in Sweden, where half the population says it's interested in more vegetarian options. Are diners just curious or truly lovin' it? McDonald's Sweden hide caption

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Even The Hamburglar Might Like McDonald's New Vegan Burger (We Did)

Sales of McDonald's new soy-based McVegan have far surpassed estimates in Sweden, where half the population says it's interested in more vegetarian options. Are diners just curious or truly lovin' it?

Shaorong Deng gets an experimental treatment for cancer of the esophagus that uses his own immune system cells. They have been genetically modified with the gene-editing technique known as CRISPR. Yuhan Xu/NPR hide caption

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Doctors In China Lead Race To Treat Cancer By Editing Genes

More than a third of patients with cancer of the esophagus responded to experimental treatment in China with the gene-editing technique CRISPR. Several CRISPR studies are underway there.

Doctors In China Lead Race To Treat Cancer By Editing Genes

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Donald Trump Jr. at a photo session after visiting Trump Tower Kolkata, a Trump Organization apartment building in India. Its website says it is "synonymous with celebrated luxury." Debajyoti Chakraborty/NurPhoto via Getty Images hide caption

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Donald Trump Jr. Is Impressed By The 'Smile On A Face' Of India's Poor

He may have thought he was paying the poor a compliment. India's poor, however, do not always have reason to smile.

The Tennessee State Capitol building in Nashville. New legislation recently introduced would extend sexual harassment protections to contract workers — a designation that applies to many artists. Paul D. Van Hoy II/Getty Images/age fotostock RM hide caption

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Sexual Harassment In Nashville Spurs A New Bill To Extend Protections To Artists

HB 1984 would effectively expand the definition of employment in the state — though not the strict federal criteria for proving harassment.

Democratic candidate Linda Belcher thanks her supporters following her victory in the special election to fill the vacant seat for the Kentucky House of Representatives 49th District, on Tuesday in Shepherdsville, Ky. Timothy D. Easley/AP hide caption

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Kentucky Democrat Wins Special Election To Reclaim Seat After Lawmaker's Suicide

Linda Belcher reclaimed the seat she lost to Dan Johnson in 2016 amid a wave of pro-Trump voter sentiment in Kentucky. Johnson killed himself in December amid allegations of sexual assault.

Kristopher Kelly near his home in Concrete, Wash., in February. He broke his pelvis and all his ribs in a work accident last year. The resulting infection he developed in the hospital almost killed him. Ian C. Bates for NPR hide caption

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Did An IV Cocktail Of Vitamins And Drugs Save This Lumberjack From Sepsis?

A 51-year-old man nearly died from septic shock, when a crushing injury led to overwhelming infection. After getting an experimental treatment, he's recovering well, but some doctors want more proof.

Members of the White Helmets, a Syrian civil defense group, rescue an injured civilian after a pro-regime airstrike Tuesday in eastern Ghouta. Abdulmonam Eassa/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Syrian Barrage Buries Civilian Areas: 'What Have We Done To Deserve This?'

Attacks on rebel-held eastern Ghouta, outside Damascus, have killed over 250 civilians and show no signs of slowing. Aid groups say pro-regime forces are targeting residential buildings and hospitals.

Evangelist Billy Graham, one of the most influential religious figures of the 20th century, died XX at the age of XX. Scholars say his death marks the end of a historical era, in which one person could unify Protestant Christianity and come to be known as America's pastor. Courtesy of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association hide caption

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'America's Pastor' Billy Graham Dies At 99

One of the most influential religious figures of the 20th century, he radically changed the face of born-again Christianity from fundamentalism to a more embracing evangelicalism.

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