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The Star-Spangled Banner Verse You've Probably Never Heard

We only sing the first verse, but the national anthem actually has four. In the midst of the Civil War, poet Oliver Wendell Holmes penned yet another, which speaks to politically divisive times.

Pretty Things Tülpa
Million and One Things to Do [Instrumental] Time Machine
No No No Beirut
Shimmer Tracey Chattaway

Passports and some credit cards have RFID chips that allow information to be read wirelessly. An industry has sprung up to make wallets and other products that block hackers from "skimming" the data. Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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There Are Plenty Of RFID-Blocking Products, But Do You Need Them?

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FUSE Hudson Mohawke
Quiet Life Dirty Gold
Beat Me Till I'm Blue Blow Up
Stars And The Stripes Forever Sousa's Band
Some Kinda Mean Joshua Breakstone
Go!Amigo TF Boys
Get a Move On Mr. Scruff & Scruff

Adina Acevera and other seniors at Brooklyn's Macon Library have teams and tournaments, complete with matching shirts, for Xbox bowling. Ina Jaffe/NPR hide caption

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Xbox Bowling For Seniors? Visit Your Local Library

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Take Wing The Polish Ambassador
Workin' Woman Blues Valerie June
Confessions BadBadNotGood
Escape From Reality Sizzlebird
Green Onions [Get Shorty] Booker T. & the MG's
Baba O'Reilly The Who
Bring Back Pluto Aesop Rock