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Demonstrators gathered on the Colorado State Capitol grounds in Denver on May 1, 1999, days after the Columbine High School shooting to protest the National Rifle Association's annual meeting in Denver. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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In 1999, Columbine Felt Like A Galvanizing Moment For Gun Control

The weeks after the Columbine High School's deadly shooting saw waves of activism from students and parents concerned about gun access.

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A Conversation About Kanye West, Twitter Philosopher

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POWER Kanye West
Just a Blues Jacky Terrasson

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In 1999, Columbine Felt Like A Galvanizing Moment For Gun Control

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Betting On Artificial Intelligence To Guide Earthquake Response

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Arvo Pärt's four symphonies — newly recorded for ECM — trace a 45-year journey the composer took in finding his true style. Birgit Püve/ECM Records hide caption

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Connecting The Dots On Arvo Pärt's Symphonic Journey

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This song was part of the previous story Arvo Part
Freak U The Nils Landgren Funk Unit
I Wish It Was Christmas Today Julian Casablancas
Moon RRAREBEAR
Mamani Hugh Masekela
Periderm Edamame

Gina Haspel, an undercover CIA officer for three decades, has been nominated to become director of the spy agency. Several senators say they will be asking tough questions about her role in the CIA's waterboarding program that began after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. CIA via AP hide caption

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The CIA Introduces Gina Haspel After Her Long Career Undercover

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A Sky Full Of Stars Cold Play
The Motet The Motet
Main Theme
Prelude #2 Tracy Silverman