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Holy Trinity Music School's youth choir and chamber orchestra perform in the Smithsonian's Enid A. Haupt garden in Washington, D.C. Melissa Block/NPR hide caption

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10 Years After Haiti's Earthquake, 'This Music School Will Never Stop'

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Political Roundup: The Whistleblower, The Democrats And The White House

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'Blinking Guy' Channels Meme Fame Into Multiple Sclerosis Fundraiser

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Seventeen states and the District of Columbia have passed red flag laws. LA Johnson/NPR hide caption

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In Vermont, A Case Of One Man Whose Gun Was Seized Under Red Flag Law

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World Cup Semifinal Match: U.S. Versus England In Lyon, France

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U.S. Women Defeat France In Hard-Fought Quarterfinal Victory

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Caster Semenya of South Africa races to the line to win the Women's 800 meters during the IAAF Diamond League event at the Khalifa International Stadium on May 03, 2019 in Doha, Qatar. Semenya has appealed a ruling that requires her to reduce her testosterone levels by drugs or surgery. Francois Nel/Getty Images hide caption

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'I Am A Woman': Track Star Caster Semenya Continues Her Fight To Compete As Female

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Tom Petty performs with the Heartbreakers in Belgium in 1992. Gie Knaeps/Getty Images hide caption

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'A Song For Any Struggle': Tom Petty's 'I Won't Back Down' Is An Anthem Of Resolve

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Tim Foley, the founder of Arizona Border Recon and Maggie Milinovitch, the co-owner of La Gitana Cantina, both live in the small border town of Arivaca, Ariz. The recent militia group presence has put strains on a town that has long prided itself on its live-and-let-live, cooperative spirit. Dominic Valente for NPR hide caption

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Militias Test The Civility Of An Arizona Border Town

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Saudi activist and campaigner Aziza al-Yousef, pictured in 2016, is on trial this week in the capital, Riyadh. She has been detained since last May. Fayez Nureldine/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: Saudi Women's Rights Activists Awarded For Their Work — While On Trial

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In 'Diane,' An Older Woman Faces Up To Her 'Unlived Life'

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In college, Laurie Halse Anderson thought she might become a translator — and in a way, she did. "I translate imagination onto the page," she says. Randy Fontanilla/Penguin Random House hide caption

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20 Years After 'Speak,' Laurie Halse Anderson Tells Her Own Story In 'Shout'

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Jeremy Denk's new album c.1300-c.2000 traces seven centuries of classical music. Michael Wilson/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Jeremy Denk's Musical Odyssey Through 7 Centuries Of Music

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