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Wally Funk is one of the Mercury 13, a group of women who trained to be astronauts in the early 1960s. Courtesy of Wally Funk hide caption

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This Pilot Is Headed To Space With Or Without NASA

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After spending nearly 12 years apart, Five Mualimm-ak, 46, and his son Omar, 23, say their relationship is getting better and they're focusing on the present, not the past. Courtesy of StoryCorps hide caption

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While He Was In Prison, His Son Grew Up; Now, 'They're Getting To Know Each Other'

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Zoë, Maddy and Nick Waters, 10-year-old triplets from Bloomington, Ind. Courtesy of StoryCorps hide caption

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The Ups And Downs Of Togetherness And Independence When You're A Triplet

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Emily Addison (left) and Deonka Drayton with their son. Courtesy of Emily Addison hide caption

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What One Family Lost In Pulse Nightclub A Year Ago

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Anthony "Tony Bees" Planakis at StoryCorps in New York City. Planakis retired from the NYPD in 2014, but still takes calls about hives and swarms. StoryCorps hide caption

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Protect, Serve And Take Care Of The Bees

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Roberta Vincent with her son, Robert Howard II, at their StoryCorps interview in Hartford, Conn. Courtesy of StoryCorps hide caption

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A Trip To Vietnam Helped This Son Make Peace With His Dad's Death

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Sarah Churchill and her daughter Yomi Wrong at their StoryCorps interview in San Francisco. StoryCorps hide caption

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A Mother-Daughter Bond: 'We Have One Heart, You And I'

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Kevin Fredericks, 34, let his sons Isaiah (left) and Josiah interview him at StoryCorps in Los Angeles. Courtesy of StoryCorps hide caption

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'Why Can't We Own A Roller Coaster?' And Other Queries, Answered By A Dad

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Manuel Cuevas (left) is known for turning Johnny Cash into "the Man in Black." Photo courtesy of Morelia Cuevas hide caption

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This Country Music Tailor Is Known As 'The Rhinestone Rembrandt'

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This St. Patrick's Day the people of Yonkers, N.Y., will be thinking of Jess Buzzutto. He died in 2012, but was known as "The Leprechaun of Yonkers." StoryCorps hide caption

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The Happiness One Lucky Leprechaun Created In Yonkers

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Toni Henson, 53, and her son, Camaran, 23, at StoryCorps in Atlanta. StoryCorps hide caption

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A Grandson And Daughter Recall The Legacy Of An 'Actual Superhero'

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Michael B. Ryan, 19, a sophomore at Ashland University, and his father, Michael J. Ryan, 45, a judge in Cuyahoga County Juvenile Division in Ohio. StoryCorps hide caption

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A Difficult Childhood Inspires A Dad To Do Better

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Roy Ebihara (far left) with his siblings, Mary, Kathy and Bill, on Easter 1941 in Clovis, N.M. In 2014, Roy and his family received a formal public apology from the mayor of Clovis for the mistreatment they endured there. Courtesy of Roy Ebihara hide caption

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Couple Moves On From Silence About Time In Japanese Internment Camps

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Claudia and Bill on their wedding day, July 12, 1975. Courtesy of the Dewane family hide caption

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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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