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Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, shown here in 2007, was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Monday. The India Today Group/India Today Group/Getty Images hide caption

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After 'Guru Of Bling' Sentencing, Indian State Stays On Alert For Violence

Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was sentenced to 20 years in prison for raping two young disciples in 2002. Military troops were deployed after violence by Singh's supporters led to dozens of deaths.

Jim McIngvale, also known as Mattress Mack, opened his two furniture stores in Houston to serve as temporary shelters. He invited people to come via a Facebook Live video and gave out his personal cell number. Jim McIngvale/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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Stores Full Of Furniture, 'Mattress Mack' Opens His Doors To Flood Victims

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Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, shown here in 2007, was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Monday. The India Today Group/India Today Group/Getty Images hide caption

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After 'Guru Of Bling' Sentencing, Indian State Stays On Alert For Violence

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The Library of Congress is home to The Alexander Hamilton Papers — a collection of 12,000 items. You can view the documents online. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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I Saved Every Letter You Wrote Me: The Library of Congress Digitizes Hamilton

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