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After a long history of civil war and corruption, many Liberians didn't trust their government's attempts to control Ebola. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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Radio Replay: Don't Panic!

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Jerusha Hodge is among the handful of CeaseFire outreach workers who work to curtail violence in three South Side Chicago neighborhoods. Hodge says shootings are down in the areas where CeaseFire has a presence. Cheryl Corley/NPR hide caption

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Treat Gun Violence Like A Public Health Crisis, One Program Says

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"We must enforce the law consistent with our priorities," said an Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesperson in regard to upcoming plans to detain and deport Central American immigrants, many of whom fled their homes due to rampant gang violence. Russell Contreras/AP hide caption

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Antwan Burns-Jones, 31 (from left), William Moore, 35, and David Lee, 23, add a basketball to the memorial for Tyshawn Lee, 9, who was fatally shot in Chicago's Gresham neighborhood. Chicago Tribune/TNS via Getty Images hide caption

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Amid Violence, Chicago Parents Try To Inoculate Their Sons Against Fear

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Anti-violence activist Diane Latiker stands before the memorial for young people lost to violence in Chicago over the last several years. More than 500 stones honor the victims and there are hundreds more that still need to be added. Peter Breslow/NPR hide caption

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Amid Growing Youth Violence In Chicago, One Woman Offers A Safety Net

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When Social Media Fuels Gang Violence

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A policeman detains a suspected member of the MS-13 gang at a checkpoint in San Salvador during a ban on public transport imposed by the gangs. Encarni Pindado for NPR hide caption

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As Circles Of Grief Grow Wider In South LA, The Supports Grow Stronger

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Suspected members of El Salvador's 18th Street gang stand handcuffed in pairs at a police station in Panchimalco, near San Salvador. The government has launched well-publicized raids, roundups and a crackdown on gang leaders, locking them away in maximum security prisons. Manu Brabo/AP hide caption

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In El Salvador, Gang Killings Take An Agonizing Toll

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Derrick Jennings never goes without his hat, boots or cowboy belt buckle. He wears them so it's clear to people that he's a hardworking cowboy. Gloria Hillard for NPR hide caption

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Compton's Cowboys Keep The Old West Alive, And Kids Off The Streets

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They're not just surfing for fun. Youngsters in Cape Town's Waves for Change are facing mental health problems. With the help of a surfing mentor and a counselor, they can learn how to cope. Anders Kelto/NPR hide caption

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If Everybody Had An Ocean, Could We Surf Our Way To Mental Health?

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