Heather Abbott of Newport, R.I., shows off her "high-definition" prosthetic leg, which allows her to wear high heels and skirts. Stephan Savoia/AP hide caption

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After Losing A Leg, Woman Walks On Her Own — In 4-Inch Heels

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The phrase Boston Strong sprang up after last year's marathon bombings and is now ubiquitous around town. But some wonder if the commercialization of the slogan also trivializes the tragedy. Tovia Smith/NPR hide caption

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A Year After Bombings, Some Say 'Boston Strong' Has Gone Overboard

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On The Syllabus: Lessons In Grit

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At the Lenox Academy in Brooklyn, N.Y., educators try to teach kids to see struggle as a normal part of learning. Tovia Smith/NPR hide caption

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Does Teaching Kids To Get 'Gritty' Help Them Get Ahead?

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'I, Too, Am Harvard': A Mantra For Recognition Becomes An Anthem

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In Boston, Gay Groups Remain Closed Out Of St. Patrick's Day Parade

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Mass. Suit Aims To Clarify Religious Groups' Latitude In Hiring

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The U.S. Will Seek The Death Penalty for Boston Bombing Suspect

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Holder To Decide Soon On Death Penalty For Tsarnaev

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Michelle Kosilek in a New Bedford, Mass., court in 1993. When Kosilek was known as Robert, he was convicted of the 1990 murder of his wife. Lisa Bul/AP hide caption

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After 20 Years, Transgender Inmate Is A Step Closer To Surgery

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Punishing Winter Temperatures Drain Propane Supplies

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In The Long Wait For Aid From Washington, Job Hunters Despair

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A Story Of The Boston Marathon Bombing, As Told On Skates

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Jimmy Greene holds a picture of his daughter, Ana, as he kisses his wife Nelba Márquez-Greene, at a January news conference in Newtown, Conn. They try to remember the good days with their daughter. "It is what brings me great comfort and great joy," Márquez-Greene says. Jessica Hill/AP hide caption

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A Grieving Newtown Mother's Motto: 'Love Wins'

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Avielle's artwork hangs on the walls and windows of Jeremy Richman and Jennifer Hensel's home. Craig Ruttle/AP hide caption

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Newtown Parents Seek A Clearer Window Into Violent Behavior

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