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In Their Own Words: People With Intellectual Disabilities Talk About Rape

In the final piece of NPR's series on the sexual assault epidemic against people with intellectual disabilities, we hear from victims themselves about how these experiences shape their lives.

In Their Own Words: People With Intellectual Disabilities Talk About Rape

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The world's second-biggest garbage dump is in Brasilia. It has been growing since the 1950s, when city planners failed to factor in proper facilities for trash disposal, and now occupies the equivalent of 250 football fields. Philip Reeves/NPR hide caption

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As A Massive Garbage Dump Closes In Brazil, Trash-Pickers Face An Uncertain Future

Authorities are closing a dump on the outskirts of Brasilia. Some 2,000 trash-pickers, who sort and sell recyclables, depend on the dump for their livelihoods — despite the risk of disease and injury.

As A Massive Garbage Dump Closes In Brazil, Trash-Pickers Face An Uncertain Future

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Former gymnast Rachael Denhollander was the first woman to file a criminal complaint against Larry Nassar, the former doctor for USA Gymnastics. Nassar has admitted to sexually assaulting minors. Chris Carlson/AP hide caption

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Sexual Assault Survivor Speaks Out Against Former USA Gymnastics Doctor

Rachael Denhollander was the first woman to file a criminal complaint against former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. She will be the last survivor to speak at his sentencing hearing in Michigan.

Sexual Assault Survivor Speaks Out Against Former USA Gymnastics Doctor

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Kicked Out Of Air Force For Being Gay, Helen Grace James Wins Honorable Discharge

Helen Grace James has been fighting for her honorable discharge from the U.S. Air Force for 60 years. Now that she's won it, NPR's Scott Simon reflects on her career and the Lavender Scare.

Kicked Out Of Air Force For Being Gay, Helen Grace James Wins Honorable Discharge

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Christine Caria in her home, holding a picture of her as a child in Lake Tahoe. It's her "happy place" that she thinks of when traumatic thoughts get into her head. Leila Fadel/NPR hide caption

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Victims Of Las Vegas Shooting: We Need More Help

A fund set up to help the victims of the mass shooting in Las Vegas isn't getting the same kind of donations other funds in devastating tragedies have gotten.

Victims Of Las Vegas Shooting: We Need More Help

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published a 2017 report that found wild-caught salmon caught off the coast of Alaska may contain a Japanese tapeworm, rarely seen in the U.S. Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Man Pulls 5 1/2-Foot-Long Tapeworm Out Of His Body, Blames Sushi Habit

A recent podcast episode shared, in grisly detail, the story of a California man who discovered a parasitic worm wriggling out of him. He and his doctor suspect raw salmon was the culprit.

Formed in 1965, Jane was an underground network in Chicago that counseled and helped women who wanted to have abortions. (From left) Martha Scott, Jeanne Galatzer-Levy, Abby Parisers, Sheila Smith and Madeline Schwenk were among the seven members of Jane arrested in 1972. Courtesy of Martha Scott hide caption

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Before 'Roe v. Wade,' The Women of 'Jane' Provided Abortions For The Women Of Chicago

In 1965, a group known as Jane began connecting pregnant women in Chicago with doctors willing to perform abortions. Jane members later learned to perform the procedure, making it more accessible.

Before 'Roe v. Wade,' The Women of 'Jane' Provided Abortions For The Women Of Chicago

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Rosa Cruz and Luis Felipe Colón standing beneath the newly illuminated light on their front porch. The couple had been without electricity for four months. Adrian Florido/NPR hide caption

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After Months Without Power, A Town In Puerto Rico Strings Its Own Lines

The Pepino Power Authority of Puerto Rico is a volunteer band of citizens restoring power on their own. The island's electric utility says their work is illegal. Residents don't care.

After Four Months Without Power, A Puerto Rico Town Strings Its Own Lines

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