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Civil rights leader Bayard Rustin, left, and Walter Naegle, right, became partners in the 1970s and were together until Rustin's death. Decades before gay marriage was an option, Rustin adopted Naegle to lend legal protection to their relationship. StoryCorps hide caption

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Long Before Same-Sex Marriage, 'Adopted Son' Could Mean 'Life Partner'

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In Viennese Media Center, Iranian Journalists Dance Delicately Around Pitfalls

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In the week since the Charleston church shooting, fliers advocating for the Ku Klux Klan, paired with candy and bigoted screeds, have turned up on lawns throughout the U.S., including this one in Rockdale County, Ga. Rockdale County Sheriff's Department hide caption

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Little Baggies Of Bigotry Broadcast A Hateful Message — Paired With Candy

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Calls To Remove Confederate Flag Challenge Southern Orthodoxy

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Gwen Moten remembers her childhood friend, Denise McNair, who died with three other girls in the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham, Ala., in 1963. StoryCorps hide caption

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Charleston Stirs Memories Of Young Birmingham Bombing Victim

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Some Find It Difficult To Heed Calls For Racial Healing After Charleston, S.C.

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Marcel Granollers (left) and Roger Federer leave the court at the U.S. Open in Flushing, N.Y., last August. Commentator Frank Deford says with all that baggage, tennis needs caddies. Leslie Billman/Ai Wire/Landov hide caption

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The Quieter Sports Season, And Why Tennis Needs Caddies

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