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The West Kensington Ministry church in Philadelphia, seen here in 2014, is one of about a dozen churches offering sanctuary to Central American immigrants who are under deportation orders. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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U.S. Churches Offer Safe Haven For A New Generation Of Immigrants

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Epic, founded in Austin, Texas, makes organic meat bars filled with nuts and dried fruit. It's a rising star in the beef jerky market and was recently acquired by General Mills. Courtesy of Epic hide caption

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Crazy For Jerky: An Ancient Trail Food Finds New Fans

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Open-carry supporters attend a rally earlier this month in Austin, Texas. Erich Schlegel/Getty Images hide caption

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Texas' New Open-Carry Law Unpopular Among Some Gun Owners

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Hilda Ramirez and her son, Ivan, are staying at a shelter home in Austin. They fear that Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents will come and arrest them any minute. John Burnett/NPR hide caption

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Central American Families Fear Deportation As Raids Begin

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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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