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Amy Thomson holds 2-month-old Isla in Seattle Children's Hospital in early 2014. When the Thomson family learned Isla's heart was failing, they took an air ambulance from Butte, Mont., to Seattle to get medical care. Courtesy of the Thomson family hide caption

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Lifesaving Flights Can Come With Life-Changing Bills

People in big, sparsely populated states like Montana rely on air ambulances to get to medical specialists they need. But the lifesaving flights can be hugely expensive and not covered by insurance.

Singer Michelle Blackwell is helping lead the effort to enfranchise teenagers in the nation's capital. She and guitarist Frank "Scooby" Marshall of the The Chuck Brown All-Star Go-Go Band play a concert at Washington, D.C.'s Howard Theatre. John Shore hide caption

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Unlikely Advocates Push To Give 16-Year-Olds A Vote — And A Voice

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Gone with the Wind has sold more than 200 million tickets — most of them back when there were far fewer people on the planet. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Superlatives Notwithstanding, Even 'The Force' Has Its Limits

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A car with Uber and Lyft stickers at Los Angeles International Airport. Uber dominates the fast-growing ride-hailing business. But Lyft is waging a spirited battle to keep up. Al Seib/LA Times via Getty Images hide caption

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In The Battle Between Lyft And Uber, The Focus Is On Drivers

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Airport workers rallied Monday for higher wages near LaGuardia Airport in New York City. Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Airport Workers Around The Country Rally For Better Wages

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Amy Thomson holds 2-month-old Isla in Seattle Children's Hospital in early 2014. When the Thomson family learned Isla's heart was failing, they took an air ambulance from Butte, Mont., to Seattle to get medical care. Courtesy of the Thomson family hide caption

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Lifesaving Flights Can Come With Life-Changing Bills

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