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A few months after surgery for a painful spinal disk, a woman's doctor asked her for a sample of urine during a follow-up visit. The routine request turned into a financial nightmare.

For many parents at the Olympics, watching their children compete is nerve-wracking. Beth Heiden Reid has a special perspective: she won a bronze medal in speedskating at the 1980 Games, and was in Korea to watch her daughter Joanne compete in biathlon.

At 23-years-old, Palm Beach Post reporter Lulu Ramadan has covered three mass shootings. Wednesday's at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., is just the latest. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Ramadan about her views on these events and their frequency.

As the Senate's immigration debate begins to draw to a close, lawmakers seem no closer to a solution than when the debate started.

On Wednesday, a shooting at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., left 17 children and adults dead. The shooter, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, appeared in court on Thursday and was ordered held without bond.

The AR-15 semi-automatic rifle is one of the most popular weapons in America. It's also been the weapon of choice for several mass murderers, including the gunman who killed 17 people on Wednesday at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.

President Trump offered words of comfort in the wake of Wednesday's deadly school shooting in Florida. He offered little in the way of specific policy prescriptions to prevent a repeat of the tragedy.

Since the beginning of 2018, 18 school shootings taken place across the country. That total comes from the gun-control advocacy group Everytown for Gun Safety. Not all of the 18 events were mass shootings.

The alleged shooter in Wednesday's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre is being charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder.

Two of those killed were beloved staff members. Chris Hixon and Aaron Feis were both coaches at the school, and they were remembered fondly by colleagues and students.




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