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Orlando Rises To Meet The Challenges Of An Awful Week

With the mass shooting, the Christina Grimmie's murder and the toddler killed at a resort, Orlando has suffered lately. NPR's Scott Simon highlights the grace Orlando residents are showing each other.

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Orlando Rises To Meet The Challenges Of An Awful Week

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Juliet Matthew Bourne
Sept. Gnossiennes: Gnossiennes No. 1 Eric Satie, Bruno Fontaine
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Dickinson vividly described flowers and plants in her poetry. Click here to read her poem, "It will be Summer — eventually." Courtesy of the Emily Dickinson Museum hide caption

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Never Mind The White Dress, Turns Out Emily Dickinson Had A Green Thumb

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Sun Will Set Zoe Keating
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Total Eclipse of the Heart

Wrestler Asnage Castelly training in a Springfield, Mass. gym. He will compete in freestyle wrestling for Haiti — the island's first competitor in the sport — this summer at the Rio Olympics. Craig LeMoult/WGBH/Craig LeMoult/WGBH hide caption

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Springfield, Mass., Wrestler Hopes To Win Haiti's First Olympic Medal In 88 Years

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Mother/Ballroom, by June Leaf c. 1978. Pen and ink, fiber-tipped pen, graphite pencil, rubbing, and colored pencil on paper, 27 × 21 in. Collection of the artist. Alice Attie/June Leaf hide caption

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Artist June Leaf, Still Moving Fast At 86

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The Bullfighter Luke Bell
Carroll County Blues Ricky Skaggs & Brian Sutton
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Aurelian Way Land Observations
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Awake Tycho

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Vermont Insurers Must Now Cover Vasectomies

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Canoe Canoa Populous

Timothy Laughlin (Aaron Blake, left) meets Hawkins Fuller (Joseph Lattanzi) in Cincinnati Opera's world premiere production of Fellow Travelers, based on the novel by Thomas Mallon. Philip Groshong/Cincinnati Opera hide caption

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A New Opera Illuminates The 'Lavender Scare,' A Little-Explored Era In Gay History

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My Funny Valentine Chet Baker
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Set Adrift on Memory Bliss (as made famous by PM Dawn) Future R&B Hitmakers

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