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Paralympians 'Dream, Drive, Do' In London

The Paralympic Games will wrap up in London this weekend. Athletes with a range of disabilities from over 160 countries have participated in the biggest competition since the Paralympics began in 1960. Host Michel Martin speaks with Team USA Paralympic athlete and wheelchair sprinter Anjali Forber-Pratt.
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2012 Paralympics Best-Attended Since Games Began

More than 4,200 athletes from 164 countries are taking part in the Paralympics. Disabled athletes began competing when a doctor in Britain organized the international wheelchair games to coincide with the 1948 Olympics. Renee Montagne talks to Baroness Tanni Grey Thompson, a former wheelchair racer who is in the British House of Lords, about the games.
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Pistorius Falls To Britain's Peacock In 100 Meters; American Browne Is Second

South African Oscar Pistorius failed in his attempt to win the 100-meter sprint and regain his title as the world's fastest amputee, losing to Great Britain's Jonnie Peacock. American Richard Browne, 21, of Jackson, Miss., won the silver medal.

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