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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The photos of five people slain in the Capital Gazette newsroom adorn candles at a vigil in June. The attack was mentioned in the analysis of Reporters Without Borders' annual World Press Freedom Index. Jose Luis Magana/AP hide caption

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Union members picket a Stop & Shop in Dorchester, Mass., prior to the arrival of former Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday. Scott Eisen/Getty Images hide caption

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The Washington state Senate passed a bill on Wednesday that would remove the personal belief exemption from the required vaccinations for measles, mumps and rubella. Here, people protest the related house bill outside Washington's Legislative Building in Olympia in February. Lindsey Wasson/Reuters hide caption

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The out-of-pocket expense of mammograms, MRIs and other tests and treatments can be several thousand dollars each year when you have a high-deductible health policy. Lester Lefkowitz/Getty Images hide caption

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