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Frédéric Bazille's The Family Gathering has none of the quick, airy brushstrokes his future impressionist peers would discover; but the sunshine is there, as are the bright colors. Musee d'Orsay, Paris/Courtesy of the National Gallery of Art hide caption

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Fine Art

Meet Frédéric Bazille, The Impressionist Painter Who Could Have Been

Bazille was part of a circle of artists eager to make a mark on the 1860s art scene. He helped lay the groundwork for the impressionist movement, but died in battle before it was fully formed.

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Shots - Health News

Poll: Americans Increasingly Think Their Health Care Will Get Worse

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Poll: Americans Increasingly Think Their Health Care Will Get Worse

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Frédéric Bazille's The Family Gathering has none of the quick, airy brushstrokes his future impressionist peers would discover; but the sunshine is there, as are the bright colors. Musee d'Orsay, Paris/Courtesy of the National Gallery of Art hide caption

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Meet Frédéric Bazille, The Impressionist Painter Who Could Have Been

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Orlando, whose nickname is the Wolf, is a human smuggler in Matamoros who says far fewer people want to employ his services and jump the border, with the Trump administration. John Burnett/NPR hide caption

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Illegal Border Crossings Are Down, And So Is Business For Smugglers

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Richard Reeves, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, argues that the top 20 percent of Americans – those with six-figure incomes and above — dominate the best schools, live in the best-located homes and pass on the best futures to their kids. Malte Mueller/Getty Images hide caption

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History of Our Time

Top 20 Percent Of Americans 'Hoard The American Dream'

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Top 20 Percent Of Americans 'Hoard The American Dream'

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Strange News

A New Type Of Drunk Selfie

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A New Type Of Drunk Selfie

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Mohammad Al Abdallah, the executive director of the Syria Justice and Accountability Centre, shows a video that was posted to YouTube of illegal cluster bombing in Syria. Meredith Rizzo/NPR hide caption

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Activists Build Human Rights Abuse Cases With Help From Cellphone Videos

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