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Yusor Abu-Salha In Her Own Words

Yusor Abu-Salha was killed Tuesday night, along with her husband Deah Barakat and her sister Razan Abu-Salha.
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Thousands of people gathered on the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill campus last night to remember three students who were shot to death on Tuesday: YusorAbu-Salha, RazanAbu-Salha and DeahBarakat.

Last year, Yusor came to the StoryCorps booth in Durham with her former elementary school teacher Mussarut Jabeen.  Jabeen is principal of Al-Iman School in Raleigh.  During the StoryCorps interview, the two women discussed their lives, hopes and dreams for the future.

In today's conversation with Frank Stasio, Jabeen discussed her former students. She spoke fondly of both Yusor and Deah, saying that she once told Deah, "You can outgrow my lap, but you can never outgrow my heart."

It's a legacy that they have left behind, and I think [...] this is the least I can to do let everybody know these children were amazing kids. I keep referring to them as children because they are my children.

Anita Rao is an award-winning journalist and the host and creator of "Embodied," a live, weekly radio show and seasonal podcast about sex, relationships & health. She's also the managing editor of WUNC's on-demand content.
Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.
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