John Dehlin tells NPR's Rachel Martin he thinks "excommunication is definitely the path that the stake president's going to take." Catherine Weber Scott /Courtesy of John Dehlin hide caption

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Allan and Leeanne Edwards are expecting a baby in July. They met at summer camp, but he was a "raging fundamentalist nerd" at the time and they didn't get together until years later. Courtesy Allan and Leeanne Edwards hide caption

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Fatima Tlisova is an investigative reporter from Russia's North Caucasus region. During the 11 years she worked as a reporter there, she says she was repeatedly threatened and attacked. hide caption

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Vital Sounouvou is an African entrepreneur who founded, a company to help promote trade in Africa. Courtesy of Vital Sounouvou hide caption

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After two kids and her husband's bouts with cancer, Claire Shrout's family was wracked with debt. Instead of declaring bankruptcy, they worked themselves out of it and hope to be relatively debt free by spring. Courtesy of Claire Shrout hide caption

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Nora Sandigo sits with Ronald Soza and his sister Cecia in 2009, while the children were on a hunger strike to protest the deportation of their mother. Sandigo is the legal guardian of the Soza children (now 15 and 18) — and 815 other American children of undocumented immigrants. Lynne Sladky/AP hide caption

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During the Apollo 12 mission, astronaut Alan Bean holds a container of lunar soil. The astronaut Charles "Pete" Conrad, who took the photograph, is reflected in Bean's faceshield. Bean says he used to think that in his lifetime, we'd build a base on the moon and start preparing to travel to Mars. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Retired U.K. soccer player Jason Roberts, seen here in 2012 playing for Reading, says he's experienced racism in the sport since his teens. Scott Heavey/Getty Images hide caption

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Fraidy Reiss was married to an abusive husband when she was 19 years old. After leaving her husband and the Ultra-Orthodox Jewish community she'd known all her life, she founded an organization to help other women escape their arranged marriages. Courtesy of Unchained For Life hide caption

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Katharine Hayhoe is an atmospheric scientist and the director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University. She is also a devout Christian. Courtesy of Katharine Hayhoe hide caption

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Shen Tong was a 20-year-old student in Beijing during the Tiananmen Square massacre. Courtesy of Teresa Lin hide caption

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As Egyptians prepare for the presidential election Monday, Egypt's first female presidential candidate Bothaina Kamel says women must pay a price to participate in public life. Maya Alleruzzo/AP hide caption

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Hortense McClinton graduated from Howard University in Washington, D.C., in the 1930s and became the first black professor at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Courtesy of Howard University hide caption

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Marie Collins (left) and Vatican spokesman father Federico Lombardi leave at the end of a press conference at the Vatican on May 3, 2014. Collins, a clergy abuse survivor, was chosen as a member of Pope Francis' abuse advisory board. Riccardo De Luca/AP hide caption

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Associated Press reporter Michael Graczyk stands outside Huntsville penitentiary before the execution of confessed killer Elroy Chester. Pat Sullivan/AP hide caption

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Amelia Nelson (right) and her friend Kristy were volunteers at the 2013 Boston Marathon when the bombings happened. Courtesy of Amelia Nelson hide caption

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Craig Remsburg (left) remembers fondly the day his son, Army Ranger Sgt. 1st Class Cory Remsburg (center) received a standing ovation at the State of the Union speech in January. Cory was injured while serving in Afghanistan. Jewel Samad /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In an 2012 op-ed published in Amherst's student newspaper, former student Angie Epifano wrote about being sexually assaulted and the response she received from the school. Marshall Petty hide caption

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Bilal Sarwary is an Afghan journalist working in Afghanistan for the BBC. Courtesy of Bilal Sarwary hide caption

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Yousef Bashir was 11 years old when Israeli soldiers took over his home in Gaza. When he was 15, he was shot by an Israeli soldier. Courtesy of Oneboydesign hide caption

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Isaac Lott has been working in deconstruction for four years. He's one of several Reclaim Detroit employees who have spent time in prison and are now starting a new life with the company. Marvin Shaouni for NPR hide caption

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Assistant United States Attorney Cynthia Wright takes on cases no one else wants to hear about: crimes against children. She sees herself as an advocate for those who can't speak for themselves and a support for their families. The Washington Post/The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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Author Melissa Anelli has to let the FBI know whenever she travels abroad, so that law enforcement in other countries is alerted to the possibility her stalker might show up. Jordan Edwards hide caption

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Activist Reed Vreeland has attended many vigils and demonstrations on the behalf of HIV-positive patients. Jerry Levy/OWS Photo hide caption

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