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After Prison, A Second Chance To Be A Better Mother

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In Loving Memory Of A Wife, Daughter And Fallen Soldier

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A Husband And Wife Blessed Late In Life

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A Life Defined Not By Disability, But Love

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Relentless, Despite Losses: Congressman's Climb To The Hill

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Bryan Wilmoth (right) reunited with his brother Michael years after their parents kicked Bryan out for being gay. All six of their siblings either ran away or were kicked out of their family's home over the years. StoryCorps hide caption

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After Years Of Estrangement, Eight Siblings Become A Family

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The Moment Race Mattered: A Haunting Childhood Memory

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A Soldier's Battle Lost After Returning Home

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Diane Tells His Name, 61, grew up unaware of her Native American identity. When she discovered the truth in her late 30s, she adopted a child from her Lakota tribe, Bonnie Buchanan. StoryCorps hide caption

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Mother To Daughter: 'That's When I Knew I Was Adopted'

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Reginald Mason, 47, says he owes his successes to his mother, who kept him disciplined during a financially tough upbringing. StoryCorps hide caption

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A Single Mom's Toughness Pays Off

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John Cruitt reunited with his third-grade teacher, Cecile Doyle, to tell her about the impact she had on him as he coped with his mother's death. StoryCorps hide caption

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Decades Later, Student Finds Teacher To Say 'Thank You'

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In December, when Boyd Applegate isn't driving his big-rig truck, he dresses up as Santa and hand-delivers gifts under Christmas trees. It's a pastime he's enjoyed for more than 20 years. StoryCorps hide caption

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Santa Claus Is Driving To Town

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Jeff Ingram, 46, suffers from a rare condition that wipes his memory. Whenever he has an attack, his wife, Penny, fears he won't regain his love for her. StoryCorps hide caption

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For Man With Amnesia, Love Repeats Itself

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Mother And Daughter Form Soldiers' Bond In Iraq

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At StoryCorps in the Tri-Cities area of Washington state, Anand Hernandez and his mom, Sarah Avant, discussed his parents' 2009 divorce. StoryCorps hide caption

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3 Years After Parents' Divorce, Son Looks Back

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