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A Romance That Began With A Mistake

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Philip, 43, (right) and his nephew Andy, 28, at StoryCorps in Minneapolis in December. Philip got his nickname from the American soldiers he was assigned to in Iraq because he loved Philip Morris cigarettes. Andy is also a nickname. StoryCorps hide caption

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'From Being Alone To A Whole Family,' An Iraqi Interpreter's Dream Fulfilled

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Ed Roy, 63, and Mary Johnson-Roy, 64, were married in 2015. Both had sons die. "I'm grateful to have someone there that has experienced the same thing I have," Mary tells Ed at StoryCorps in Minneapolis. Courtesy of Brian Mogren hide caption

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In Marriage, A Bond Of Love, Loss And Light

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John Marboe is a Lutheran pastor in St. Paul, Minn., and an adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota, but says he keeps hauling trash because it's important. Courtesy of John Marboe hide caption

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For A Garbage Man In Minnesota, 'Trash Tells A Story'

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Ellie Dahmer holds a photo of her late husband, Vernon. StoryCorps hide caption

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What One Family Sacrificed To Help Black People Vote In 1966

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Kayla Wilson with her mother, Wendy Founds, in Little Rock, Ark. Morgan Feigal-Stickles/StoryCorps hide caption

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After Prison, A Mom Finds Her Way Back Into Her Daughter's Life

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Fred Taylor Jr. served as a kind of "apologist-in-chief" for Southwest Airlines. StoryCorps hide caption

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For The Man With A Thousand Sorries, Apologizing Became Second Nature

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Judy Charest and Harold Hogue recounted the story of their fateful meeting for StoryCorps in Nashville, Tenn. Mia Warren/StoryCorps hide caption

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Decades After Daring Rescue, 2 Tennesseans Relive Christmas Miracle

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Kaya Ortega with her father, Francisco, at StoryCorps in Los Angeles. StoryCorps hide caption

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He Followed His Parents To U.S. With One Order: 'Go Change The World'

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Dr. Joseph Linsk of Atlantic City, N.J., has held on to a secret for more than 80 years. Stefanie Campolo/The Press of Atlantic City hide caption

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A Lifelong Secret: Can You Help This Ailing 94-Year-Old Man Make Amends?

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Fred Davie and Robert Sanchez, on a recent visit to StoryCorps in New York City. StoryCorps hide caption

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In Prison And Outside, He Found His 'Iota Of Light': A Mentor Named Fred

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Leslye Huff, 66, and Mary Ostendorf, 79, in Cleveland, where they recorded their StoryCorps interview. StoryCorps hide caption

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Once Unwelcome News, Her Daughter's Outing Opened Door For A New Love

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Saboor Sahely at his restaurant, Angie's, in Logan, Utah. Cache Valley Family Magazine hide caption

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From Afghanistan To U.S., A Lesson In Love — One Thanksgiving At A Time

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An oral history project called The Great Thanksgiving Listen encourages people to record interviews with loved ones over Thanksgiving weekend. Courtesy of StoryCorps hide caption

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To Survive A Post-Election Thanksgiving, Try StoryCorps' Oral History Project

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'The Great Thanksgiving Listen': StoryCorps Asks Listeners To Record Conversations

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Alicia Beltrán-Castañeda and her daughter Serena Castañeda, on a visit with StoryCorps in Salinas, Calif. StoryCorps hide caption

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In A Family's First House, A Lasting Lesson: You Can Always Give

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Items left for loved ones at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in 2014. Hundreds of thousands of such items have been left behind at the wall in commemoration, according to the National Park Service. Molly Riley/AP hide caption

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Watcher At The Wall: One Veteran Finds A Lifeline In All That's Left Behind

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Hartmut Lau and his wife, Barbara, on a recent visit with StoryCorps in Austin, Texas. StoryCorps hide caption

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The Pain Of 'Perfectly Normal': A Vietnam Vet's Long-Silent Torment

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Jenn and Peter Stanley, on their visit with StoryCorps in Boston. StoryCorps hide caption

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Just In Time For The Election, It's Time For Some Family Political Therapy

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Jasmine Pacheco and her mother, Carmen Pacheco-Jones, on their recent visit with StoryCorps in Spokane, Wash. StoryCorps hide caption

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Out Of The 'Wreckage Of The Past,' A Family Salvaged By Love

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Tariq and Tabinda Sheikh, on a visit with StoryCorps. StoryCorps hide caption

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They Came To America And Found Love. But First, They Found 'Love' In A Dictionary

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Judge Lou Olivera (left) with retired Green Beret Joe Serna outside the Cumberland County Courthouse in Fayetteville, N.C. StoryCorps hide caption

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In A Jail Sentence, A Veteran's Redemption — With Help From A Fellow Vet

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