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Adman Was King Of The One-Liners, But Knew Where To Draw The Line

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On a visit to StoryCorps, Storm Reyes told her son, Jeremy Hagquist, about growing up as a farm laborer. Reyes eventually went to night school and worked in a library for more than 30 years. StoryCorps hide caption

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Once Forbidden, Books Become A Lifeline For A Young Migrant Worker

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Choosing To Stay When 'Tell Me More' Ends

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Referee Mendy Rudolph officiates a Knicks-Pistons game in 1971. Refs often say it's best to go unnoticed, but an official who "makes a call with vigor and elan is really a beautiful part of the game," says Frank Deford. AP hide caption

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Don't Overlook The Unsung Umpire; Referees Can Be Pretty, Too

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150 Years After Marx, 'Capital' Still Can't Shake Loose Of 'Das Kapital'

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Jon Meadows was deployed to Iraq in 2006 and to Afghanistan in 2012. He and his wife, Melissa, have had to cope with the consequences of the traumatic brain injury he suffered in Afghanistan. StoryCorps hide caption

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After Serving In Iraq And Afghanistan, A New Mission: Healing

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Navy Lt. Edward O'Hare, for whom Chicago's O'Hare Airport is named, sits in the cockpit of the plane in which he shot down six Japanese heavy bombers in WWII. Associated Press hide caption

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He Gave His Life For The Nation And His Name To An Airport

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Debra Jenson, 2, hanging from a hook in her grandmother's kitchen. "Over the next 35 years, I watched each of my cousins, then my own children and my cousins' children be dangled from that hook. Between the photo and watching it happen to others, this is a powerful 'fake memory' for me." Debra Jenson/Instagram hide caption

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MaCherie Dunbar (right), with her girlfriend, Barb Maglaqui, an active duty Air National Guard medic. Dunbar, who is currently enrolled at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, hopes to retire from the Air Force this year. StoryCorps hide caption

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'Someone Had To Do It': Airman Gives Fallen Soldiers A Final Salute

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Some critics have hedged their appraisals of Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant solely because his team hasn't won a title, says commentator Frank Deford. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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Don't Judge Exceptional Players By The Company They Keep

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Actors John Kerr and France Nuyen in a scene from the 1958 film South Pacific. The interracial romance between the onstage pair unsettled some audiences. 20th Century Fox/Getty Images hide caption

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Six Words: 'You've Got To Be Taught' Intolerance

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A School Lunch Denied Prompts Powerful Action In A World Of Words

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Sean Carroll (left) and Steven Novella argue that testimonies about near-death experiences are not evidence of an afterlife. Samuel LaHoz/Intelligence Squared U.S. hide caption

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Debate: Is Death Final?

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'Too Crisp And Self-Assured?' Take It As A Compliment, Ladies

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