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Violinist Jascha Heifetz in 1917, the year he made his American debut at Carnegie Hall. Library of Congress/Bain News Service hide caption

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Deceptive Cadence

'Like Electricity': Jascha Heifetz Made His American Debut 100 Years Ago

Music commentator Miles Hoffman remembers the remarkable Carnegie Hall debut of the violinist, considered by many to be one of the greatest in history.

Phillip Thompson is a Gulf War veteran and a lawyer with his own practice. When he moved to his exclusive Leesburg, Va., enclave more than a decade ago, many of his mostly white neighbors assumed he had to be a professional athlete to afford his home. Brakkton Booker/NPR hide caption

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You, Me And Them: Experiencing Discrimination In America

Money May Not Shield Prosperous Blacks From Bigotry, Survey Says

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Money May Not Shield Prosperous Blacks From Bigotry, Survey Says

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Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw has been called the best pitcher of his generation, but he'll meet his match with Houston, the best-hitting team. Matt Slocum/AP hide caption

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World Series: It's Power Vs. Power As Los Angeles Takes On Houston

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Violinist Jascha Heifetz in 1917, the year he made his American debut at Carnegie Hall. Library of Congress/Bain News Service hide caption

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Deceptive Cadence

'Like Electricity': Jascha Heifetz Made His American Debut 100 Years Ago

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'Like Electricity': Jascha Heifetz Made His American Debut 100 Years Ago

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Bill Browder, chief executive officer of Hermitage Capital Management, takes his seat as he arrives for a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in July. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Putin Critic Says He's Afraid The Kremlin Would 'Wipe Me Out One Way Or Another'

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