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Johann Sebastian Bach playing the organ, not the lautenwerck, circa 1725. From a print in the British Museum. Rischgitz/Getty Images hide caption

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Bach's Favorite Instrument You've Probably Never Heard Of: The Long-Lost Lautenwerck

The lautenwerck, an instrument like a lute and a harpsichord, almost went extinct in the 19th century, but forensic musicologists are bringing it back to life.

The Mulema family fled the Central African Republic, spent years in a refugee camp, and were eventually resettled in Newark, Del., by Jewish Family Services. Tom Gjelten/NPR hide caption

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U.S. Refugee Program 'On Life Support,' Facing Big Challenges

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Crime tape surrounds a King Soopers grocery store on March 24 in Boulder, Colo where ten people were killed in a shooting on Monday. State Democrats now say they will consider a statewide assault weapons ban. Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images hide caption

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Colorado Democrats Consider Ban On Assault Weapons After Mass Shooting

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Poet Raymond Antrobus's parents didn't realize he was deaf until he was 7 years old. /Suki Dhanda hide caption

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'Perseverance' And Poetry Help A Writer Bridge Multiple Worlds

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Johann Sebastian Bach playing the organ, not the lautenwerck, circa 1725. From a print in the British Museum. Rischgitz/Getty Images hide caption

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Bach's Favorite Instrument You've Probably Never Heard Of: The Long-Lost Lautenwerck

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Awak Awak started mountain biking when the pandemic forced the restaurant where he worked to shut down. Carlos Moreno/KCUR 89.3 hide caption

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The Pandemic Pushed People Outside And Now, Some Companies Hope They Stay There

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North Korea fired short-range missiles this past weekend, just days after the sister of Kim Jong Un threatened the United States and South Korea for holding joint military exercises. Lee Jin-man/AP hide caption

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Ballistic Missile Launch Near Japan Pushes Tensions With North Korea

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Cara Lestenkof-Mandregan, John Melovidov and their twin daughters, Anna and Mila, go for a walk on St. Paul Island, Alaska. Cara Lestenkof-Mandregan hide caption

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Alaskan Woman Spends Last Months Of Pregnancy In Isolation To Prevent COVID-19 Spread

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