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Martin Luther King Jr., with the Rev. Ralph Abernathy (center) and the Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth, defied an injunction against protesting on Good Friday in 1963. They were arrested and held in solitary confinement in the Birmingham jail where King wrote his famous "Letter From Birmingham Jail." Courtesy of Birmingham Public Library Archives hide caption

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The Summer of '63

50 Years Later, King's Birmingham 'Letter' Still Resonates

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50 Years Later, King's Birmingham 'Letter' Still Resonates

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Jionni Anderson is a third grader at Savoy Elementary School. Anderson raises her hand to answer a question in Mr. Scott's keyboard class. Lizzie Chen/NPR hide caption

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Creative Classes: An Artful Approach To Improving Performance

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Explosions At Boston Marathon

Boston Marathon Bombing Case Gains Momentum

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Boston Marathon Bombing Case Gains Momentum

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Vice President Biden and members of Congress watch as President Obama signs the STOCK Act on April 4, 2012. A year later, Congress moved to undo large portions of the law without fanfare. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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It's All Politics

How Congress Quietly Overhauled Its Insider-Trading Law

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How Congress Quietly Overhauled Its Insider-Trading Law

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This October 2011 photo provided by Melanie Capobianco shows her adoptive daughter, Veronica, trick-or-treating in Charleston, S.C. The child has been the focus of a custody battle between her adoptive parents and her birth father. Courtesy of Melanie Capobianco/AP hide caption

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Emotions Run High As Supreme Court Hears Adoption Case

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Rachel Zeffira's debut solo album is titled The Deserters. Yuval Hen/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Rachel Zeffira: An Opera 'Deserter' Embraces Dreamy Pop

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