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Emil Girardi, 83, and Shipra Narruhn, 67, chat in Girardi's San Francisco apartment. They were paired through a nonprofit called Little Brothers, Friends of the Elderly, which aims to relieve isolation and loneliness. Anna Gorman/KHN hide caption

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Easing Old People's Loneliness Can Help Keep Them Healthy

Little Brothers, which operates in San Francisco and several other cities, sends volunteers to brighten up the lives of isolated elderly people, helping them reduce the risk of serious illness.

Alhambra (The Red) Lawrence Blatt
Side by Side in This Gentle Descent Saxon Shore

Emil Girardi, 83, and Shipra Narruhn, 67, chat in Girardi's San Francisco apartment. They were paired through a nonprofit called Little Brothers, Friends of the Elderly, which aims to relieve isolation and loneliness. Anna Gorman/KHN hide caption

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Easing Old People's Loneliness Can Help Keep Them Healthy

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La Mer Chantal Chamberland
End Credits Fernando Velázquez
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I Ain't Superstitious Howlin' Wolf
Superstition Stevie Wonder
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Sergio Mucino was charged with harboring unauthorized immigrants after U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement raided his four Buffalo, N.Y., restaurants, but critics say his illegal workers have suffered much more than he has. John Burnett/NPR hide caption

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How Kitchen Raids In Buffalo Sent Shock Waves Through Immigrant Rights Community

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Things Ain't What They Used to Be Duke Ellington
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The Voice Of Lukas Graham, On Small-Town Life In A Big City

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You're Not There Lukas Graham
Lindsey Stirling 7 Years

Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, during a 2015 meeting with Germany's foreign minister in Tehran. Thomas Koehler/Photothek via Getty Images hide caption

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Former Iranian President Rafsanjani, A Leading Voice For Reform, Dies At 82

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