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Lt. Brad Snyder mounts the starting blocks while training on his starting technique. Snyder was permanently blinded last year by an IED in Afghanistan, and is now competing in the Paralympics in London. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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A Year After War Wound, Vet Wins Paralympic Gold

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Erik (Thure Lindhardt) and Paul (Zachary Booth) meet through a phone hookup service, but end up moving in together and pursuing a passionate, long-term relationship. Music Box Films hide caption

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'Keep The Lights On': Nuanced Take On Doomed Love

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El Toro Bonobo
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'American Pie' And The Box Of Records A Father Left Behind

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Tea Legs The Transatlantics

Keith Van Brunt (left) and Tom Mgerack, known as the "Bumper Car Psychos," go for a ride July 27 at the Keansburg Amusement Park in Keansburg, N.J. Elise Hu/NPR hide caption

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A Slamming Good Time On The Jersey Shore

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Archer Matt Stutzman of the U.S. prepares to shoot in the London Paralympics. Born without arms, Stutzman uses a release trigger strapped to his shoulder to fire. Dennis Grombkowski/Getty Images hide caption

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Armless Archer Matt Stutzman Describes How He Shoots A Bow — And Wins Medals

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