Ernie Lopez hugs his daughter, Nikki Lopez. He was released from prison on March 2, 2012, in Amarillo, Texas, after serving nine years. Katie Hayes Luke for NPR hide caption

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Dismissed Case Raises Questions On Shaken Baby Diagnosis
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Brain-Damaged Man Wins New Trial In Two-Decades-Old Killing
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Bronze medalist Arnu Fourie of South Africa (from left), gold medalist Jonnie Peacock of Great Britain, silver medalist Richard Browne of the United States and Oscar Pistorius of South Africa cross the line in the Men's 100m - T44 Final at London's Olympic Stadium. Jamie McDonald/Getty Images hide caption

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In a surprise finish, Brazil's Alan Fonteles Cardoso Oliveira (left) races past South Africa's Oscar Pistorius to win a gold medal in the 200-meter race at the 2012 London Paralympic Games. Emilio Morenatti/AP hide caption

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Tatyana McFadden has won medals at the Paralympic Games in 2004 and 2008. At this year's games in London, she's participating in every wheelchair race from the 100-meter sprint to the marathon. Courtesy of Deborah McFadden hide caption

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Paralympian's Pursuit Enables Aspiring Athletes
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Stephen Strasburg of the Washington Nationals pitches against the Atlanta Braves at Nationals Park last week. Patrick McDermott/Getty Images hide caption

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Debate Pits Strasburg's Health Against Wins
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Organ and tissue donation forms vary from state to state. Some are very general, while others allow people to choose or restrict what they want to donate. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Am I A Tissue Donor, Too?
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Unlike organs, tissue doesn't need to be transplanted immediately. Storage facilities like Tissue Banks International in San Rafael, Calif., process and store donated tissue for later use in medical products or as transplants. Noah Berger/AP hide caption

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Chris Truitt holds a photo of his daughter, Alyssa, who died when she was 2, at his home in De Forest Wis. After donating her organs and tissues, he decided on a career change that made him rethink tissue donation. Narayan Mahon for NPR hide caption

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Calculating The Value Of Human Tissue Donation
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Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper walks out of the clubhouse before an interleague baseball game in Baltimore. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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Baseball's Teen Phenom Steals Home, And Hearts
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