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Harmonica virtuoso Howard Levy found that by blowing a little too hard into his instrument, he could conjure notes it was never made to play. "And it freaked me out, I have to tell you," he says. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Pocket-Sized Revolution: Behind The Harmonica's World-Music Takeover

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Feds To Open Shelters For Unaccompanied Minors From Latin America

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A pedestrian walks along the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Boylston Street in April 2014. Of the 160 companies near the explosions that submitted claims for property damage or business losses, nearly 14 percent had coverage for terrorism. Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Commercial Buildings More Often Than Not Have Terrorism Insurance

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Long Rife With Setbacks, San Bernardino Is Not Without Faith

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San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon comforts dispatcher Michelle Rodriguez during a news conference with the first responders who talked about their experiences in last week's terrorist attack. Jae C. Hong/AP hide caption

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Nearly 1,000 protesters gather in January across the street from the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland, Texas, where a Muslim conference against hate and terrorism was scheduled to be held. Tony Gutierrez/AP hide caption

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Deepening Anti-Islamic Mood In Texas Rivals Post-Sept. 11 Climate

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The remains of St. Maria Goretti lie near the altar during Mass at St. John Cantius Church in Chicago on Oct. 12. It was one of 54 churches where her body was exhibited during a U.S. tour. Antonio Perez/TNS/Landov hide caption

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Before The Body Of A Child Saint, A Mother Struggles To Forgive Her Child

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Several U.S. Governors Come Out Against Resettling Syrian Refugees

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An adult immigrant from El Salvador who entered the country illegally wears an ankle monitor July 27 at a shelter in San Antonio. Lawyers representing immigrant mothers held in a South Texas detention center say the women have been denied counsel and coerced into accepting ankle-monitoring bracelets as a condition of release, even after judges made clear that paying their bonds would suffice. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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As Asylum Seekers Swap Prison Beds For Ankle Bracelets, Same Firm Profits

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On St. Patrick's Day this year, the fountain on the South Lawn of the White House was dyed green, as a testament to the special relationship shared between Ireland and the U.S. An estimated 50,000 unauthorized Irish are in the U.S. today. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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For Irish Illegally In U.S., A Life Locked In Place, Hoping For Change

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Diego next to posters of his brother Jose. The agent involved in Jose's death will be the first ever charged with murder for a cross-border shooting. John Burnett/NPR hide caption

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In A First, Border Agent Indicted For Killing Mexican Teen Across Fence

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Federal Court To Weigh In On Texas Decision To Deny Birth Certificates

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