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An American Airlines plane is seen at a gate at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Arlington, Va., on May 12, 2020. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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John Morris, here in Bogotá, Colombia, has a website called Wheelchair Travel and hosts a travel podcast. Andrea Morris hide caption

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A New Rule Means Some People With Wheelchairs Can't Fly On American Airlines

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José spent three months in the hospital being treated for COVID-19. "All of the nurses clapped for me as I was leaving the hospital," he says. But now he faces a long recovery at home. Eddie Quiñones for NPR hide caption

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Undocumented With COVID-19: Many Face A Long Recovery, Largely On Their Own

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Undocumented People With No Health Insurance Struggle Especially Hard From COVID-19

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Melissa Hickson says no one asked her husband, Michael, shown here with stepdaughter Mia, if he wanted to keep getting treatment. "He would say: 'I want to live. I love my family and my children ... that's the reason for the three years I have fought to survive,'" she says. Melissa Hickson hide caption

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One Man's COVID-19 Death Raises The Worst Fears Of Many People With Disabilities

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Judy Heumann, a founder of the disability civil rights movement, reflects on the changes ushered in by the Americans with Disabilities Act, three decades after it was signed into law. Joe Shapiro/NPR hide caption

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One Laid Groundwork For The ADA; The Other Grew Up Under Its Promises

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An evacuee lies on a cot at an evacuation shelter for people with disabilities in Stuart, Fla., in preparation for Hurricane Dorian on Sept. 1, 2019. Now, with the pandemic raging, officials across the South are trying to adjust their evacuation and shelter plans. Gerald Herbert/AP hide caption

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Disaster Relief For The Elderly And Disabled Is Already Hard. Now Add A Pandemic

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Tents are visible behind wire fences last month near buildings of the Federal Medical Center prison in Fort Worth, Texas. Hundreds of inmates inside the facility reportedly have tested positive for the coronavirus, and several have died. LM Otero/AP hide caption

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As COVID-19 Spreads In Prisons, Lockdowns Spark Fear Of More Solitary Confinement

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COVID-19 Infections And Deaths Are Higher Among Those With Intellectual Disabilities

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Protesters Set Fire To Vehicles, Buildings Near White House

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People With Disabilities Face Additional Challenges During The Pandemic

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Signs in English and Spanish outside a hospital in West Reading, Pa., advertise visitor restrictions as a precaution against the spread of COVID-19. Ben Hasty / MediaNews Group via Getty Images hide caption

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Hospital Visitor Bans Under Scrutiny After Disability Groups Raise Concerns Over Care

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Navy medical and support personnel staff the USNS Mercy, but the hospital ship belongs to the Navy's Military Sealift Command and is run by a crew of civilian mariners. The ship headed to the Port of Los Angeles on March 23 in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Mike Blake/Reuters hide caption

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Civilian Mariners Say Strict Navy Coronavirus Restrictions Are Unfair

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Emergency medical workers transport a patient at the Cobble Hill Health Center on April 18, 2020, in Brooklyn, New York. The nursing home has had at least 55 COVID-19 reported deaths. Justin Heiman/Getty Images hide caption

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In New York Nursing Homes, Death Comes To Facilities With More People Of Color

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