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Sharing And Preserving The Stories Of Our Lives

Mark Edens told his daughter Jessie about one night early in his career when he had to tell a woman her husband had died in a car accident. Edens was a police officer for 25 years. He told his story at StoryCorps in Atlanta. StoryCorps hide caption

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A Veteran Cop Recalls A Tough Night On The Job
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An Inmate Firefighter Finds His Proudest Moment
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In 1988, Julie Sanders was present at a racist murder. A lot has happened since then, she says — but forgiveness isn't included. She visited StoryCorps with Randy Blazak in Portland, Ore. StoryCorps hide caption

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A Mother Tries To Atone For A Deadly Hate Crime
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Surinder Singh and his son Rupinder visited StoryCorps in San Francisco in April. StoryCorps hide caption

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Two Sikh Men, Two Lifetimes Of Looking Different
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Grandfathers Go To The Mat For Gymnast Grandson
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'I Didn't See The Gun, And I Didn't Hear The Bullet'
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Two Tough Guys Meet Tough Times, And Each Other
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A Small Town's Post Office, And Its 'Squire'
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Capt. Zachariah Fike helped reunite sisters Adeline Rockko (left) and Mary Piccoli with the Purple Heart medal of their late brother, Army Pvt. Corrado Piccoli. Courtesy of Zachariah Fike hide caption

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Sending Vets' Lost Medals, And Memories, Home
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Stories, Old Friends, A Good Time 'Til The End
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Anthony Gonzales graduated on Tuesday from Learning Works charter school in Pasadena, Calif. Learning Works hide caption

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Former Dropouts Push Others To Reach Finish Line
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Serving In Silence, Before 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'
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Wil Smith visited StoryCorps with his daughter, Olivia, in Sheffield, Mass. StoryCorps hide caption

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A Single Dad And His Unlikely College Roommate
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Jose Rodriguez and Charles Zelinsky at StoryCorps in Trenton, N.J. Jose is now a Special Olympics coach — he'll be overseeing games this weekend. StoryCorps hide caption

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Finding 'A Very Kind Way' To Lead Special Olympians
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Robert Holmes, 67, is a professor at Rutgers University. StoryCorps hide caption

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When Mom Is Right, And Tells Police They're Wrong
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