Marilynn Hillerman with her daughter, Andrea Crook, on a visit with StoryCorps. StoryCorps hide caption

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Lacey Scroggins and her mother, Lisa, listen as Lacey's father, Randy, pastor at New Beginnings Church of God, recounts in his Sunday sermon his daughter's experience during the mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore. Lacey says she believes she survived the shooting by playing dead next to the bleeding body of fellow student Treven Anspach, who died in the shooting. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Mark Bittman, seen here on a 2014 book tour, is leaving his writing job at The New York Times, but not his advocacy for good food. "I have more to say, and I imagine I'll find a way to say it," he says, laughing. Neilson Barnard/Getty hide caption

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D. Watkins' work has appeared in The Baltimore Sun and Salon. He will start teaching English at Goucher College in the spring. Aaron Maybin/Hot Books hide caption

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The aircraft hijacked by George Giffe, in Jacksonville, Fla., shortly after the hijacking occurred on Oct. 4, 1971. Courtesy of Andy Downs hide caption

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Hassan Rouhani, Iran's president, speaks with NPR's Steve Inskeep in New York on Saturday. Rouhani offered his thoughts on Syria's future, the recent nuclear deal between world powers and Iran, freedom of expression and other issues. Bryan Thomas for NPR hide caption

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani prepares to speak with NPR's Steve Inskeep on Saturday in New York. Rouhani reaffirmed Iran's commitment to the nuclear deal and said his country would be willing to discuss Syria's future with the United States — after ISIS is defeated. Bryan Thomas for NPR hide caption

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Dr. Elisa Port is the chief of breast surgery at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York and the director of its Dubin Breast Center. Bill Truslow hide caption

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Noramay Cadena, with Chassitty at Cadena's first graduation from MIT in 2003. Courtesy of the Cardena family hide caption

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