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Still hanging on a wall in Stephen Hauschka's childhood bedroom in Needham, Mass., is a faded photo autographed by Adam Vinatieri. Hauschka was 16 years old when the moment was etched in New England sports history: Vinatieri's 23-yard field goal that beat the Oakland Raiders in sudden death, sent the Patriots to the next playoff round and propelled them to their first S…

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WILLIAMS, Ariz. – Mary Lois Nittmo’s closest confidants were worried. She was on an interstate quest to locate the ex-husband who abandoned their four little children 12 years ago. One friend dreaded the journey would be a waste of time, that Mary Lois would drive 30 hours round trip without making contact. Another was afraid that she would find him, and the encounte…