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These pastel boxes originally owned by Mary Cassatt were acquired recently by the National Gallery of Art. Click here for a closer look. National Gallery of Art hide caption

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Now That's An Artifact: See Mary Cassatt's Pastels At The National Gallery

Cassatt gave the three well-loved, wooden boxes of pastels to a friend's 10-year-old granddaughter, who later recalled: "I wasted lots of them on playing and swapping them with my friends."

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Michael Granillo and his wife Sonia await treatment at an emergency room in Northridge, Calif. Anna Gorman, Kaiser Health News hide caption

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Avoid The Rush! Some ERs Are Taking Appointments

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In this image taken from video on Jan. 15, police officers Edward Sarama (from left) and Robert McGuire try to talk to officer Matt Dougherty, who is pretending to be mentally ill, during a training simulation at Montgomery County Emergency Service in Norristown, Pa. Michael Rubinkam/AP hide caption

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As Run-Ins Rise, Police Train To Deal With Those Who Have Mental Illnesses

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20 Questions [Instrumental] Youngblood Brass Band
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Movin' on Up (Theme From the Television Series the Jeffersons) Ja'net Dubois
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Ebola's Toll: Farmers Aren't Farming, Traders Aren't Trading

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Eternally El Da Sensei
Summer Time Bluez El Da Sensei & Twizzler

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Now That's An Artifact: See Mary Cassatt's Pastels At The National Gallery

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Justin McCowan poses for a portrait outside of his house in Santa Monica, Calif., on Aug. 14. Benjamin B. Morris for NPR hide caption

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Death Cuts Short The Life Of An Alzheimer's Research Volunteer

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John's Epiphany The Books
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Germany is the world's third-largest exporter of arms, like this bazooka destined for northern Iraq, being packed up at a German military base on Thursday. The country's economy minister has held up hundreds of weapons exports since he took office in December, angering many in the defense industry. Carsten Koall/Getty Images hide caption

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Germany's New Economy Minister Takes Aim At Arms Exports

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