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Ranging in age from 12 to 95, (left to right) LaCurtia Brown, Serra Williams, Sherrie Snipes-Williams, Genita Snipes, Alfredia Snipes, Judge Richard Fields, Liz Alston, and Albert Alston pose for a family portrait outside Liz and Albert Alston's home in Charleston, S.C. Dustin Franz for NPR hide caption

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Under One Roof, Divergent Views On 'Black Lives Matter'

As Liz Alston's family, ranging in age from 12 to 95, talks politics, sharp differences emerge in how the country — and especially young people — are responding to racial issues.

Republican presidential candidates (from left) Carly Fiorina, Chris Christie, Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush and Donald Trump interact onstage at the end of the Republican Presidential Debate on Dec. 15. Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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It's An Election Year, So Get Excited! At Least I Will

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Dumaine St. Trombone Shorty
Buckjump Trombone Shorty

Ranging in age from 12 to 95, (left to right) LaCurtia Brown, Serra Williams, Sherrie Snipes-Williams, Genita Snipes, Alfredia Snipes, Judge Richard Fields, Liz Alston, and Albert Alston pose for a family portrait outside Liz and Albert Alston's home in Charleston, S.C. Dustin Franz for NPR hide caption

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Under One Roof, Divergent Views On 'Black Lives Matter'

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A close-up image from the New Horizons probe of a range of mountains on Pluto, one of the highlights from space in 2015. Getty Images hide caption

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3 Big Moments From Space In 2015

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Over a decades-long career, Frank Stella has done sculptures, three-dimensional reliefs, brightly-colored geometric shapes and mostly black paintings that literally changed the way people looked at art. (Pictured here: Empress of India, 1965.) 2015 Frank Stella/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Digital Image/The Museum of Modern Art/Licensed by SCALA / Art Resource, NY. hide caption

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With Artist Frank Stella, What You See Is What You See

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Sonata for keyboard in C minor, K. 56 (L. 356)
Tokyo After Midnight Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra
Dreams of Wounded Knee Bill Miller

A toy train is on display as part of The Jerni Collection of Toys and Toy Trains on Feb. 17, 2011 at Sotheby's in New York. Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Toy Stories: When Some Assembly Is Required

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Harmonica virtuoso Howard Levy found that by blowing a little too hard into his instrument, he could conjure notes it was never made to play. "And it freaked me out, I have to tell you," he says. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Pocket-Sized Revolution: Behind The Harmonica's World-Music Takeover

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Life in Eleven Béla Fleck & the Flecktones
Chipotle Olivier Giacomotto
Pot Licker Stanton Moore

But which girl, on which train? Emile Krijgsman/Flickr hide caption

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A Tale Of Two Titles: A Girl, A Train And Thousands Of Confused Readers

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Take the "A" Train Duke Ellington
Who Do You Think You Are Spice Girls
Surface Envy Sleater-Kinney
Future People Alabama Shakes

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