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Kerri De Nies plays with her son, Gregory Mac Phee at their home in San Diego. Gregory tested positive for adrenoleukodystrophy, a rare brain disorder that affects 1 in about 18,000 babies. Roughly 30 percent of boys with the genetic mutation go on to develop the most serious form of the disease. Anna Gorman/KHN hide caption

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Parents Lobby States To Expand Newborn Screening Test For Rare Brain Disorder

There's a genetic test for ALD, the inherited disorder portrayed in the movie Lorenzo's Oil, and the federal government recommends it for all newborns. But only a handful of states offer it routinely.

A billboard advertising a gun tourism business in Las Vegas hovers above the Mandalay Bay Hotel, site of a mass shooting Sunday night that killed 58 people and injured nearly 500. Monika Evstatieva/NPR hide caption

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Sorrow, But Little Appetite For New Laws Among Nevada Gun Enthusiasts

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Sorrow, But Little Appetite For New Laws Among Nevada Gun Enthusiasts

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President Trump tosses paper towels into a crowd as he hands out supplies Tuesday in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, where he went to survey hurricane damage. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Trump's Remarks About Erasing Puerto Rico's Debt Jolt The Markets

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Kerri De Nies plays with her son, Gregory Mac Phee at their home in San Diego. Gregory tested positive for adrenoleukodystrophy, a rare brain disorder that affects 1 in about 18,000 babies. Roughly 30 percent of boys with the genetic mutation go on to develop the most serious form of the disease. Anna Gorman/KHN hide caption

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Parents Lobby States To Expand Newborn Screening Test For Rare Brain Disorder

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Maureen Scalia holds one of her favorite photos of her and her husband, the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, in their home in Virginia. Jennifer Kerrigan/NPR hide caption

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Antonin Scalia's Less Well-Known Legacy: His Speeches

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Drug lobbyists and consumer health advocates fill the halls of the state Capitol in September to see how Assembly members vote on a controversial drug price transparency bill. Tam Ma/Courtesy of Health Access California hide caption

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California Bill Would Compel Drugmakers To Justify Price Hikes

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California Bill Would Compel Drugmakers To Justify Price Hikes

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