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Gail Gray suffers from degenerative disc disease and takes daily painkillers. Her pharmacist was arrested in a recent federal justice department sting. Blake Farmer/WPLN hide caption

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., photographed at the Capitol in Washington in March, announced Thursday that he would introduce legislation to raise the minimum age for purchasing tobacco products to 21. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Jaclyn Schildkraut, associate professor of Criminal Justice at SUNY Oswego, leads a lockdown drill at Ed Smith Elementary School in Syracuse, N.Y., last month. Heather Ainsworth/Colorado Public Radio hide caption

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Jess Roskelley, David Lama and Hansjörg Auer had been attempting a difficult climb in Banff National Park. They were reported overdue on Wednesday, according to the park. Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Debris from Hurricane Michael rests along a canal on Oct. 18, 2018, in Mexico Beach, Fla. NOAA upgraded the storm to a Category 5 after completing its analysis. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Clemantine Wamariya, who fled Rwanda as a girl, is now a U.S. citizen. She is a human rights advocate and a speaker. Steve Jennings/Getty Images for Free The Children hide caption

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The habit of ordering unneeded tests and treatments drives up medical costs. It's a pattern doctors often learn in medical school and residency. Medioimages/Photodisc/Getty Images hide caption

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House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler has said, "This committee requires the full report and the underlying materials because it is our job — not the attorney general's — to determine whether or not President Trump has abused his office." Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Some detainees at the Karnes County Residential Center in Karnes City, Texas, went on a hunger strike last year. There have been at least six hunger strikes at detention centers in the first three months of 2019 alone. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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Hunger Strikes At ICE Detention Centers Spread As Parole, Bond Are Denied

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Women carry children near the al-Hol camp in Syria's Kurdish-majority region of Rojava. The camp is filled with more than 72,000 people — most of them women and children who came out of the last ISIS-held territory. Jane Arraf/NPR hide caption

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'We Pray For The Caliphate To Return': ISIS Families Crowd Into Syrian Camps

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Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski (left), former deputy national security adviser designate Kathleen Troia "K.T." McFarland and former White House counsel Don McGahn were named in Robert Mueller's report as people who did not carry out President Trump's asks. Tasos Katopodis; Chris Kleponis/AFP; Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Voting booths at a polling station in Christmas, Fla., on Election Day 2016. A Florida-based company that provides election equipment to localities was hacked by Russia during the 2016 election, the Mueller report found. Gregg Newton/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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At StoryCorps in Littleton, Colo., last month, siblings Lauren Cartaya and Zach Cartaya said they continue to cope with the trauma of the 1999 Columbine shooting. Kevin Oliver/StoryCorps hide caption

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20 Years Later, Sibling Columbine Survivors Reflect

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Elisabeth Moss plays Becky Something, a punk singer struggling with substance abuse, in the new film Her Smell. "It was the hardest dialogue I've ever had to learn," she says. Donald Stahl/Brigade Marketing hide caption

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In 'Her Smell,' Elisabeth Moss 'Turned It Up To 11,' Then Turned It Up Some More

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A Brooklyn judge on Thursday upheld a mandatory measles vaccinations order. On the same day, the United Talmudical Academy, pictured here, reopened after being closed for failing to comply with a Health Department order that required it to provide medical and attendance records amid a measles outbreak. Seth Wenig/AP hide caption

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