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Joanna Wright, 58, and Tara Cummings, 47, spoke about their time at New Bethany Home for Girls during a StoryCorps conversation. Both women have testified that they were abused at the Louisiana school. Morgan Feigal-Stickles/StoryCorps hide caption

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Finding Strength In Shared Stories Of Childhood Sexual Abuse

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Linda Walker at her home in Morganton, NC. Walker, who was struck by lightning as a child while at camp, has reconnected with the friend who saved her. Travis Dove/NPR hide caption

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50 Years After She Was Struck By Lightning, Reconnecting With The Girl Who Saved Her

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The diversity lottery, often referred to as the green card lottery, is available for people from countries with low immigration rates to the U.S. But in recent months, criticism of the program has grown louder, culminating with President Trump calling to end it. Eric Thayer/Reuters hide caption

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Lan Cao, 53, with her daughter, Harlan, 12, at their StoryCorps interview in Westminster, Calif. in January 2015. During the interview, Lan tells her daughter about her experience during the Tet Offensive in Vietnam in 1968. Gautam Srikishan /StoryCorps hide caption

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A Former Refugee Reflects On The Vietnam War And Starting Over In The U.S.

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At StoryCorps in New York City, Sharon Brangman shared with her daughter, Jenna Lester, some of her experiences in medical school and how her mother, Ruby, helped her become a doctor. Mia Warren/StoryCorps hide caption

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For These 3 Women, Medical Careers Are A Family Affair

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Dion Diamond listens with his eyes closed to George Lincoln Rockwell, the founder of the American Nazi Party, at a "whites-only" lunch counter in Arlington, Va., in 1960. DC Public Library, Star Collection, Washington Post hide caption

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The Civil Rights Activist Whose Name You've Probably Never Heard

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Anna and Brianna Freeman spoke about their experiences with bullying during their StoryCorps interview in Chicago. Crystal Vance Guerra /StoryCorps hide caption

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How Unicorns Help This 8-Year-Old Deal With Bullies

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William Lynn Weaver with his younger brother, Wayne, in Knoxville, Tenn. in 1963. Courtesy of the Weaver family hide caption

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On Christmas Eve, A Stolen Bicycle And A Lesson In Giving

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Wayne Lo (left) is serving two life sentences at a Massachusetts prison for killing two people, including Greg Gibson's (right) son, Galen. Courtesy of StoryCorps hide caption

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25 Years Later, He Speaks To The Man Who Killed His Son

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Christopher Harris was diagnosed with AIDS in the 1980s. He was told he would live about a year. An early member of the Atlanta Buyers Club, he's now 73 and has a daughter and three grandchildren. Courtesy of StoryCorps hide caption

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How A Slip Of Paper Impacted An AIDS Diagnosis

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After groping allegations were lodged against Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., earlier this month, the senator says he will "cooperate fully" with the Senate Ethics Committee, but says he will not resign. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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Sen. Al Franken Says He 'Crossed The Line' But Won't Resign

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A Google doodle from earlier this year commemorated the 100th anniversary of the Silent Parade, during which almost 10,000 African-Americans marched in New York City to protest violence against African-Americans. Google hide caption

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For Thanksgiving, A Mailman Inspires Gratitude

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