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Jessica Kensky lost a leg in the Boston Marathon bombing. When she says, "Br...
At Monday's Boston Marathon, many runners will be on the course to honor the 16 people who lost limbs in last year's bombing. One married couple was among them: Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes....
detail from cover of worst person ever...
Douglas Coupland's latest book, Worst. Person. Ever., is a profane, shocking novel that centers around an awful guy named Raymond Gunt."Imagine there's this really bitter English guy who has...
East LA Vacant Lot Community Forum organized by Transforming Inner-City Lots...
The online magazine Ozy covers people, places and trends on the horizon. Co-founder Carlos Watson joins All Things Considered regularly to tell us about the site's latest discoveries.This week,...
The mock villages at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., are...
In the middle of the Mojave Desert, between Los Angeles and Las Vegas, there is a place that looks just like Afghanistan.There are villages with houses, shops, a mosque and a marketplace. But it is...
Abhina Aher was born a boy biologically and is now a hijra, a member of an a...
The signs came early that Abhina Aher was different.Born a boy biologically and given the male name Abhijit, Aher grew up in a middle-class neighborhood of Mumbai, India. The son of a single mother...