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Larry Dearmon (left) and Stephen Mills pose on their wedding day at Lake Tahoe in 2013. Courtesy of Larry Dearmon hide caption

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A Couple Reflects On A Loss From AIDS That Brought Them Together

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Roy Daley, 74, with his wife, Ana Smith-Daley, 71, (left) and his daughter, Lucy Figueroa, 41, at StoryCorps in Austin, Texas. Savannah Winchester/StoryCorps hide caption

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'An Opportunity To Be Thankful': Reflecting On A First Thanksgiving In The U.S.

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Israel Baryeshua, 38, and Tiffany Briseño, 35, at their StoryCorps interview in Denver. Camila Kerwin/StoryCorps hide caption

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'You Want The Best For This Country, I Respect That': 2 Strangers Find Common Ground

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Alan Stepakoff with his son, Josh, in Washington, D.C., for the Million Mom March rally in May 2000, the year after Josh was shot at his Jewish day camp. Courtesy of Josh Stepakoff hide caption

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He Was Shot In A Hate Crime. It Only Strengthened His Judaism

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Jennifer Sumner and her son, Kaysen Ford, embrace at their StoryCorps interview in 2015 in Birmingham, Ala. Christina Stanton/ StoryCorps hide caption

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Transgender Boy Tells Mom 'It Shouldn't Be Scary To Be Who You Are'

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Melvin Pender receives the hand-off in the 4 x 100 meter relay during the 1968 Olympics, for which he won a gold medal. Courtesy Melvin and Debbie Pender hide caption

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Of Protest And Patriotism: A 1968 Gold Medalist Remembers The Games

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Jamie Topping embraces Duane Topping during their StoryCorps interview in May, at their Denver-based studio. Mia Warren/StoryCorps hide caption

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A Veteran Finds Relief Through Fashion: 'It Was So Much About Finding My Peace'

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Abraham Guzman (left) puts John Torres Jr. in a friendly chokehold at the StoryCorps booth in New York City. Liyna Anwar/StoryCorps hide caption

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'He Was My Hero': Son Remembers His Wrestler Father

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Amina Amdeen and Joseph Weidknecht encourage others to have conversations with people who may not share their political views. Catalin Abagiu/StoryCorps hide caption

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An Unlikely Pair Share A Moment That Goes Beyond Politics

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The plot of land on which the Walkers' home used to sit — and one of their cars — is seen after the 2017 Tubbs Fire. Courtesy of Monique and Cody Walker hide caption

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After A Wildfire Destroys Their Home, Family Struggles To Find 'A New Normal'

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Joe Dittmar holds remnants of the World Trade Center — a section from one of the core beams of the South Tower, right, and a bolt from a steel beam. Jud Esty-Kendall/StoryCorps hide caption

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'They Thought I Was Dead': A Sept. 11 Survivor Recalls His Escape

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Angelo Bruno and Eddie Nieves at StoryCorps in 2010. StoryCorps hide caption

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Encore: Longtime Partners Find Treasure Among Trash

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For Ed Cage, 45, and his daughter, Nicole Paris, 26, beatboxing is a way of communicating with each other. Courtesy of StoryCorps hide caption

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A Father-Daughter Bond Kept Tight By Beatboxing

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Neoma Farr and Greg Yance reconnected in April for the first time after the Great Flood of 1993 drove them to protect the same community. Yance works as a machine operator at a factory in Rockford, Ill. Neoma still runs a beauty shop in Niota. Grace Pauley/StoryCorps hide caption

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'We Were All In There Together': Strangers Share Compassion In The Flood Of '93

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Glennette Rozelle (left) and Jennifer Mack at their StoryCorps conversation in Oklahoma City last month. Kevin Oliver/StoryCorps hide caption

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'We Never Spoke Of It Again': A Night That Changed A Family Forever

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