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When Ashley Theriot died unexpectedly at the age of 32, her friend ask her family if they'd donate Theriot's kidney. They agreed, and now that kidney — and 7 more of her organs — have new lives.
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Jamie Ruppert and her husband Jesse Ruppert live in White Haven, Pa. Jamie voted for Barack Obama twice but switched parties and voted for Republican Donald Trump this election. She hopes Trump will bring more good-paying blue-collar jobs to communities like hers.
Jad Isaac surveys the Har Homa settlement from his office window. Isaac, director of a Palestinian organization for sustainable development, is encouraged by Secretary of State John Kerry's impassioned defense of the U.N. Security Council's condemnation of the Israeli government's construction of Jewish settlements in the West Bank.
Jeff Lynch (left) and his wife, Christy, sought fertility treatments after Jeff returned home from his two deployments to Iraq, which left him unable to have children naturally.
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