Just part of David Bromberg's collection of more than 250 American violins, crafted by nearly as many makers. Jon Kalish hide caption

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These 250-Plus Violins Are About To Be Owned By The U.S. Government

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Carla Hayden, shown in 2015, was confirmed by the Senate on Wednesday to head the Library of Congress. Hayden is the longtime leader of Baltimore's library system. Dave Munch/Baltimore Sun/TNS via Getty Images hide caption

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Two versions of a letter from Christopher Columbus about his discovery of the New World are displayed in Rome. The book on the bottom, produced centuries ago, has just been returned after having been stolen and replaced with a forgery (top). Domenico Stinellis/AP hide caption

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Stolen Letter From Columbus Found In The Library Of Congress And Returned To Italy

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The Librarian of Congress, James Billington, speaks at an event last year at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. Kevin Wolf/AP hide caption

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After Nearly 30 Years, Librarian Of Congress Is Calling It Quits

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Ron Riveira, 42, a retired Navy corpsman and a medic for the Marines, with retired Army medic Jason Deitch, 44, in Concord, Calif. The two crossed paths while they were deployed overseas and reconnected back in the states. StoryCorps hide caption

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For Veteran, Hospice Care Work Connects Him To Family

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When not swooping around the Main Reading Room, the hawk finds a ledge to perch upon. Abby Brack/Library of Congress hide caption

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Hawk Makes A Home At The Library Of Congress

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