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Nellie Bagley embraces Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, at the National Memorial Day Concert in Washington, D.C., in May. In 2006, Bagley's son Jose's Humvee was hit by a grenade — and now he can't talk, walk, eat or move most of his body. But Bagley has fought for his rights and for resources from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Chad J. McNeeley/Department of Defense hide caption

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Mom Finds Strength To Fight For Wounded Marine

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Horace Clarence Boyer (left) with his brother James on the back cover of their first single, "Step by Step." courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Remembering A Gospel Singer And Scholar

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Jason Reitman began writing Up in the Air six years ago but put it aside to write and direct his first major feature, Thank You For Smoking. Dale Robinette/Paramount Pictures hide caption

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Director Jason Reitman Finds His Feet 'Up In The Air'

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