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Recall and Given recasts the story of David Rector and Roz Alexander-Kasparik as a superhero comic. Roz Alexander-Kasparik hide caption

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Finding A Voice — Again — In The Pages Of A Comic Book

David Rector was a long-time NPR producer — and comic book geek — before being felled by a terrible brain injury. Now, his fiancee is spearheading the creation of a comic book based on Rector's story.

Members of the Mehdi Army militia, which once fought U.S. forces in Iraq, take part in training in the southern Iraqi city of Basra on June 17. The militia's fighters now find themselves allied with the U.S. against the self-declared Islamic State. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S., Iraqi Militias Join In Uneasy Alliance

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Sisters of the Servants of Mary from Kansas City, Kan., at a rally in 2012. Catholic employers don't want to offer insurance coverage for contraceptives, but Catholic insurance companies have quietly arranged for coverage for years. John Hanna/AP hide caption

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Which Catholics Offer Birth Control? Look To The Insurers

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Malachite Jakob & Jakob Solace
Rue Perdue Kyle Eastwood

Paula and Ron Faber walk their dog Millie in 2009, between cancer diagnoses. Shelley Seccombe/Shelley Seccombe hide caption

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Terminally Ill, But Constantly Hospitalized

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Triangle Face El Ten Eleven

Recall and Given recasts the story of David Rector and Roz Alexander-Kasparik as a superhero comic. Roz Alexander-Kasparik hide caption

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Finding A Voice — Again — In The Pages Of A Comic Book

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Superman: Love Theme Erich Kunzel & Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
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Sharp observations about race, class and gender plus pure passion for the theater: That's what get when you ask a distinguished panel of playwrights whether "The Great White Way" is still too white. Getty Images hide caption

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Adding Color To 'The Great White Way'

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Out On The Weekend Lee Ann Womack

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