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Son 'Disturbed' By Russian Use Of Family Photo Discovered In Mueller Report

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Amid Rural Doctor Shortage, Dozens Of Medical Workers Charged In Opioid Crackdown

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How The Columbine Massacre Shaped Survivors' Lives 20 Years Later

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The Massachusetts Alcohol and Substance Abuse Center in Plymouth houses men for court-mandated addiction treatment. Robin Lubbock/WBUR hide caption

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Prison For Forced Addiction Treatment? A Parent's 'Last Resort' Has Consequences

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On April 25, 1999, a memorial service for the victims of the Columbine High School shooting Littleton, Colo. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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20 Years On, The Background Check System Continues To Miss Dangerous Gun Buyers

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Louise and Daivd Turpin, who pleaded guilty to 14 felony counts for the abuse of 12 their 13 children, listened on Friday as two of their adult children testified in court. Will Lester/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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20 Years After The Columbine Shooting, Students And Staff Reflect On What Happened

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As Part Of Her Fight Against Anti-Semitism, One Woman Is Inviting Non-Jews To Seder

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Scientists At The National Hurricane Center Upgrade Hurricane Michael To Category 5

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Virgin Island Schools Are Still Facing Challenges From Hurricanes Irma And Michael

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Why One Nebraska Man Is Grateful For A Pothole That Went Unfilled

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Sylvia Hatchell, who has led the Tar Heels since 1986, did not address the allegations against her or the findings of the independent report. Robert Franklin/AP hide caption

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said he was spurred to act because of an "unprecedented spike" in the number of teenagers who were vaping, or smoking e-cigarettes. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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