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Surviving a shooting at his high school turned Gabe Glassman into a gun-control activist. The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School sophomore says political activism is his way of coping. Heidi Pickman/Youth Radio hide caption

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'We Were In That School': Parkland Students Prepare To Return After Shooting

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students return to school Wednesday, two weeks after the deadly shooting. Sophomore Gabe Glassman captures what day-to-day life is like for these students now.

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Amena Khan, center in hijab, with other L'Oreal ambassadors at a photo shoot in February 2017 in London. Handout/Prince's Trust/L'Oreal via Getty hide caption

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Beauty Brands Struggle With The Diverse Opinions That Come With Diverse Faces

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House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., said at a Capitol Hill press conference on Tuesday that the House would wait "to see what the Senate can do" on gun legislation. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Congress Stalled On Bills To Tighten Gun Background Check System

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Surviving a shooting at his high school turned Gabe Glassman into a gun-control activist. The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School sophomore says political activism is his way of coping. Heidi Pickman/Youth Radio hide caption

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'We Were In That School': Parkland Students Prepare To Return After Shooting

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Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell testifies Tuesday before the House Financial Services Committee in Washington. "My personal outlook for the economy has strengthened since December," he said. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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New Fed Chief Sees Interest Rates Continuing To Rise As Economy Strengthens

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Most workers are covered by the Family Medical Leave Act, which allows up to 12 weeks of leave per year to care for family members. But that leave is unpaid. Now, Republicans are making paid family leave a legislative policy. Jasmine Mithani and Katie Park/NPR hide caption

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Lawmakers Agree On Paid Family Leave, But Not The Details

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Joan Baez's new album, Whistle Down the Wind, is available March 2. Danya Tynan/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Joan Baez On 'Whistle Down The Wind' And Working Through Pessimism

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West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice announces on Tuesday that teachers would return to work on Thursday and that he's offering teachers and school service personnel a pay raise. John Raby/AP hide caption

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West Virginia Teachers To End Strike After Reaching Deal With Governor

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