Laurel Wamsley Laurel Wamsley is a reporter for NPR's News Desk. She reports breaking news for NPR's digital coverage, newscasts, and news magazines, as well as occasional features.
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Randy Curry, a mechanic who's part of the family that owns Funland, has been working at the park since 1972. Laurel Wamsley/ NPR hide caption

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An amusement park Haunted Mansion delivers summer screams and lifelong memories

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Counselors in Uvalde try to help the community heal

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Dunbar hands cotton candy to Israel on Tuesday. Laurel Wamsley/NPR hide caption

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In Uvalde, a woman in clown colors makes kids smile

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A memorial is seen outside Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, following the attack there this week in which 19 students and two adults were killed. Brandon Bell/Getty Images hide caption

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A cyclist pauses outside the site of the supermarket shooting in Buffalo, N.Y. With the Tops store closed for the foreseeable future, the community around it has been left without easy access to healthy and affordable food. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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A Russian serviceman patrols the destroyed part of the Ilyich Iron and Steel Works in Ukraine's port city of Mariupol on Wednesday. Olga Maltseva/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Containers of mifepristone and misoprostol — medications used to end a pregnancy — sit on a table inside of a Planned Parenthood clinic in Fairview Heights, Ill. Jeff Roberson/AP hide caption

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A woman representing a rape victim leads protesters in Berlin demonstrating in an April 16 march against Russian military aggression in the ongoing wars in Ukraine and Syria. Adam Berry/Getty Images hide caption

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Brittney Griner of the Phoenix Mercury appears during pregame warmups at Footprint Center in Phoenix last fall. Mike Mattina/Getty Images hide caption

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Vladimir Putin's daughter Katerina Tikhonova speaks via video link during a panel session last year at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum — Russia's version of Davos. Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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A Sacramento city police officer stands near a field of evidence markers after a mass shooting that left six people dead over the weekend. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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Customs and Border Protection agents apprehend a group of Brazilian migrants in Otay Mesa, Calif., in August 2021. Sandy Huffaker/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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