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Paul Buckley and his son, Mason, with his wife, Cheryl Becker, and daughter, Ariel Becker. The family's desire to adopt Mason was almost derailed by the Indian Child Welfare Act.
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A plaque marks the gravesite of Emmett Till at Burr Oak Cemetery in Alsip, Ill. The 14-year-old was killed in Mississippi in 1955. The FBI has reopened the investigation into his lynching.
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Texas Democratic Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke, seen campaigning in Houston this month, has launched his first attack ads on Republican Sen. Ted Cruz as he tries to regain traction in the last weeks of the campaign.
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Beto O'Rourke speaks at the Texas Democratic Convention in June. The winner of the party's U.S. Senate primary has embraced progressive positions — at times including impeaching President Trump.
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A pharmacy technician prepares syringes containing an injectable anesthetic in the sterile medicines area of the inpatient pharmacy at the University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City.