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Demonstrators stand outside a security zone in Richmond, Va., on Monday. Thousands of activists and gun enthusiasts converged on the city to urge the state not to pass new gun laws. Tyrone Turner/WAMU hide caption

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Richmond Gun Rally: Thousands Of Gun Owners Converge On Virginia Capitol On MLK Day

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When Heather Woock was conceived, her mom sought the help of a fertility specialist. What happened next was not what she was led to believe. But it took three decades for it to come to light. Leah Klafczynski for NPR hide caption

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Her Own Birth Was 'Fertility Fraud' And Now She Needs Fertility Treatment

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Dwight Thompson (above right) spoke about The Kissing Case with his brother, James Hanover Thompson — and with his sister, Brenda Lee Graham (below). They spoke at StoryCorps in Wilmington, N.C. StoryCorps hide caption

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A member of the station staff pushes a portable wheelchair lift along the platform at an Amtrak station in DeLand, Fla. The company says its policies for having to adjust or remove seats has changed. Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images hide caption

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Amtrak Asks 2 People Who Use Wheelchairs To Pay $25,000 For A Ride

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Garret Morgan (center) is training as an ironworker near Seattle and already has a job that pays him $50,000 a year. Sy Bean/The Hechinger Report hide caption

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High-Paying Trade Jobs Sit Empty, While High School Grads Line Up For University

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In this photo taken May 27, 1942, Mess Attendant 2nd Class Doris Miller stands at attention after being awarded the Navy Cross for for his actions aboard the USS West Virginia during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. U.S. Navy hide caption

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Gustavo Ocando Alex and his dad, Gilberto, in 1999. Last year, his father died of a heart attack at age 81. Family photo courtesy of Gustavo Ocando Alex hide caption

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Lola gets her vitals checked during a monthly visit to Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital on February 8, 2016. Prior to the visit, she had taken her daily dosage of lorazepam, a drug used to help with anxiety and nausea, causing her to often experience loopiness. Moriah Ratner hide caption

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A new section of the border wall is seen in November 2019 south of Donna, Texas. Trump's 576-mile border wall is expected to cost nearly $20 million per mile, which is more expensive than any other wall under construction in the world. Verónica G. Cárdenas for NPR hide caption

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$11 Billion And Counting: Trump's Border Wall Would Be The World's Most Costly

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Kansas City Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes (15) celebrates a touchdown pass with teammates Eric Fisher (72) and Mitchell Schwartz (71) during the second half of the NFL AFC Championship football game against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, in Kansas City, Mo. Ed Zurga/AP hide caption

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Bryan Stevenson is the author of the memoir Just Mercy, which was recently adapted into a film starring Michael B. Jordan. Rog Walker/Paper Monday hide caption

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'Just Mercy' Attorney Asks U.S. To Reckon With Its Racist Past And Present

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This undated photo provided by the Honolulu Police Department shows Officers Tiffany Enriquez (left) and Kaulike Kalama. They were killed Sunday while responding to a call. AP hide caption

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Prince Harry (center left), Duke of Sussex, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, join Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, at a service marking the centenary of the World War I armistice at Westminster Abbey on Nov. 11, 2018. WPA Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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The Diner, which is a project of Meals on Wheels People in Vancouver, Wash., provides community in addition to meals for seniors enrolled in the program. Tom Cook/Courtesy Meals on Wheels People hide caption

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Meals On Wheels Serves Up Breakfast, Lunch And Community At Local Diner

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Democratic presidential candidate and Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar speaks during a campaign event Sunday in Des Moines, Iowa. President Trump's impeachment trial will pull her and three other candidates off the trail at a critical juncture. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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Looming Impeachment Trial Adds Urgency To Senators' Campaign Push

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Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou leaves her house on her way to a court appearance on Friday in Vancouver, Canada. The U.S. government has accused Meng of fraud. Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images hide caption

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