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From left, Gordon Newman, Frank Green, Sammie Robinson and Terry Pierce open up about life in the Angola Louisiana State Penitentiary. The Visiting Room Project hide caption

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What it's like serving a life sentence in prison with no chance of release

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May Francis (Fran) Bridges in Jackson, Miss., on Sept. 22. Emily Kask for NPR hide caption

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Jackson, Miss., residents struggle with basic needs as the water crisis disrupts life

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In this aerial photo made in a flight provided by mediccorps.org, damage from Hurricane Ian is seen on Estero Island in Fort Myers Beach, Fla., on Friday. Gerald Herbert/AP hide caption

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US Navy sailor Ryan Sawyer Mays walks past reporters at Naval Base San Diego before entering a Navy courtroom, Aug. 17, 2022, in San Diego. Julie Watson/AP hide caption

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A controversial new drug for ALS that just received FDA approval could add months to patients' lives, but some scientists question whether it actually works. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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ALS drug's approval draws cheers from patients, questions from skeptics

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In this aerial photo taken in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian on Thursday, parts of the Sanibel Causeway are washed away along with sections of the bridge. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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The United States' Brionna Jones (center) is fouled by Canada's Bridget Carleton, (right) during their semifinal game at the women's Basketball World Cup in Sydney on Friday. Rick Rycroft/AP hide caption

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People in Bacuranao, Cuba, protest on Friday, asking for the restoration of the electrical service that collapsed due to the devastation of Hurricane Ian. Ramon Espinosa/AP hide caption

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