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Trinidad's Steelpan Players Turn Trash Into Something Beautiful

Working-class youths invented the steel drum in the 1930s by banging dents in the tops of discarded oil drums to create notes. Today, steelpan is Trinidad's de facto national instrument.

Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates at the Boy Scouts of America's annual meeting in 2014. "There's no certainty about any of this," he says of the situation in Iraq. Mark Zaleski/AP hide caption

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Robert Gates: Obama Should Step Up Military Assistance To Iraq

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Remembering Marines Who Died On A Mission Of Mercy In Nepal

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Richtung Osten Julia Hülsmann Quartet
Water Julia Hülsmann Quartet

Leslie Hurd, a casualty assistance calls officer with the U.S. Navy, says her job of delivering news of loved ones' deaths "is not just a duty." StoryCorps hide caption

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Delivering Tragic News — And Becoming 'Part Of The Family'

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Maesta Graziosa Cieli Biondi
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Take It Outside: Teaching Sex Ed On The Streets Of New York

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Jamie Cullum Wants You To Hear These Jazz Tunes

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I'm Gonna Leave You Melanie De Biasio
To Touch the Red Brick Polar Bear

Authorities investigate a shooting in the parking lot of the Twin Peaks restaurant Sunday in Waco, Texas. Bikers say that most of the 170 people arrested had nothing to do with the violence. Jerry Larson/AP hide caption

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'They're Not Gang Members': Bikers Protest Mass Arrests In Waco

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Toccata Dulcima: Solo Elinor Frey
Ricercar No. 6 in G Major Elinor Frey

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Trinidad's Steelpan Players Turn Trash Into Something Beautiful

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