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A young Joe DiMaggio was a hitter for hire, playing with whatever local ball club could pay him. Then his semi-pro successes brought him to the San Francisco Seals, and from there to the major leagues — and the rest is history. Bettmann/Corbis hide caption

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Retired 1st Sgt. Keith Melick (right) and retired Army Special Forces Command Sgt. Maj. Roy Wilkins met when Melick, a medic, treated Wilkins after an IED explosion. They were reunited nearly 10 years later. StoryCorps hide caption

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A Decade After Battle, Medic And Wounded Soldier Reunite

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Cricketer Phillip Hughes celebrates a score in 2011. Hughes was wearing a helmet this week when a ball struck him on the neck and killed him. Eranga Jayawardena/AP hide caption

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Helmets Aren't Always Enough To Keep Players Safe

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After The Ferguson Decision, A Poem That Gives Name To The Hurt

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Franklin Gilliard and his wife Sherry live in transitional housing, and they hold a circle of thanks at dinner to remember what they have. StoryCorps hide caption

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Once Homeless, Family Feels 'Blessed To Wake Up Another Day'

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Kids (and Grandpa) can inject the humor needed to make a Thanksgiving memorable. H. Armstrong Roberts/Retrofile/Getty Images hide caption

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Gravy And Gallstones: Your Memorable Thanksgiving Grace Moments

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San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan celebrates with his teammates after defeating the Miami Heat in game five of the NBA finals in June. Ashley Landis/EPA/Landov hide caption

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Be Thankful This Year For The San Antonio Spurs

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A truckload of chardonnay is ready to deliver to the winery for crushing in this 2006 photo from Anderson Valley, Mendocino County, Calif. George Rose/Getty Images hide caption

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These 'True Tales' Add Nuance To The Immigration Discussion

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Week In Politics: Obama's Executive Action On Immigration

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