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Shelly and Sam Summers stand with daughter Gabby in front of a makeshift shelter on their rural Bay County property. They opened their backyard to people who were homeless after Hurricane Michael. At the peak, about 50 people lived there. Now, there are 18. "We still have our home," Shelly says. "They have nothing. So if we can at least offer them the comforts of home, it was worth it."
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Jugs of water for undocumented immigrants sit along migrant trails after being delivered by volunteers for the humanitarian aid group No More Deaths. The number of immigrant deaths, mostly due to dehydration and exposure, has risen as higher border security has pushed immigrant crossing routes into more remote desert regions.
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Zolgensma, a new drug approved by the FDA Friday, costs more than $2.1 million. It's made by AveXis, a drugmaker owned by pharmaceutical giant Novartis.
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A Sapp Bros. gas station in Percival, Iowa, stands in floodwaters from the Missouri River on May 10. Lawmakers have reached a deal on disaster aid that they say President Trump will sign.
Dani Izzie at her home in rural Virginia. More than a decade ago, she slipped in the bathroom and suffered a spinal cord injury that has left her unable to walk. She works as a social media manager for Spinergy, a company that makes high-performance wheels for wheelchairs.
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Heather Burns at Martin Elementary School in South San Francisco, where she now teaches third grade. Burns was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2016 and had to pay for her own substitute while on sick leave.
Hillary and Julie Goodridge with their daughter, Annie (center). "It was a lot of stress for all of us, all the time," says Annie, now 23, of her parents' involvement in the lawsuit that made same-sex marriages legal. "When you have to be on all the time, it's hard to turn yourself off."
Tim Conway told NPR in 2010 that he was destined to do comedy. When people inquired about what he might have done other than showbiz, he'd say, "Nothing, because I'm not capable of doing anything else." Conway is pictured here in February 1983.
The CIA had a booth at the recent Awesome Con gathering for movie and comic book superheroes in Washington. It's one quirky example of the way the spy agency is reaching out to a broader potential pool of recruits.