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Elizabeth Vega and Jamell Spann became friends after Vega comforted an emotional Spann while they were protesting in Ferguson, Mo., as strangers in 2014. Dupe Oyebolu for StoryCorps hide caption

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'What You Did Changed Me': Ferguson Protesters Found Friendship Amid Unrest

Jamell Spann and Elizabeth Vega protested in Ferguson, Mo., after the shooting death of Michael Brown. A comforting response in a moment of rawness, immortalized in an iconic photo, led to friendship.

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What To Feed Locusts

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Flowers and other items lay near a memorial plaque in the sidewalk last month near the spot where Michael Brown was shot and killed by a police officer five years ago in Ferguson, Mo. Jeff Roberson/AP hide caption

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5 Years After Michael Brown Shooting, Slow Signs Of Progress

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The musical King Kong, which stars Christiani Pitts alongside a giant ape puppet, will end its run Aug. 18. Joan Marcus/Courtesy of King Kong hide caption

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'No Room For The Modest Hit Anymore': Broadway Prepares For Summer Closings

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Smokey's look had changed by 1951; he gained a shovel and a stronger demeanor than his softer first appearance. The Ad Council hide caption

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Careful With Those Birthday Candles, Smokey: Beloved Bear Turns 75

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Elizabeth Vega and Jamell Spann became friends after Vega comforted an emotional Spann while they were protesting in Ferguson, Mo., as strangers in 2014. Dupe Oyebolu for StoryCorps hide caption

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'What You Did Changed Me': Ferguson Protesters Found Friendship Amid Unrest

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