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Tenor Rinde Eckert performs the role of Vietnam veteran Hugh Thompson, Jr. in My Lai. Ryan Hartford/CAP UCLA hide caption

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1968: How We Got Here

50 Years After The My Lai Massacre, An Opera Confronts The Past

The My Lai Massacre occurred 50 years ago this week in Vietnam. An opera featuring the Kronos Quartet and Van-Anh Vanessa Vo tells the story of an American soldier who tried to stop his own troops.

Former Vice President Joe Biden, shown at the White House in January 2017, didn't just give a handout to a man in need, but a hand of help. Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Joe Biden And A Homeless Veteran Have A Very Human Moment

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Home Tracey Chattaway
Shimmer Tracey Chattaway

Cathy Meaney (right), a volunteer with International Neighbors, sits with Rahim Nishat and two of his children in the Nishats' apartment in Charlottesville, Va. The Nishat family is from Afghanistan. Elissa Nadworny/NPR hide caption

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90 Days To Start A New Life: For Refugees In The U.S., What Happens Next?

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City of Twilight Raujika
Sandusky Uncle Tupelo

Paul Thorn's new album, Don't Let The Devil Ride, comes out March 23. Lee Harrelson /Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Paul Thorn Revisits His Gospel Roots

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Beauty Beats Beats Antique
JoJo Blanco Eric Bachmann, Jon Rauhouse
Sun Will Set
The Last Bird Zoe Keating
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Scientists Are Amazed By Stone Age Tools They Dug Up In Kenya

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Famous Last Words The True Loves
Black Sands Bonobo
Crayon Caribou

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50 Years After The My Lai Massacre, An Opera Confronts The Past

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In Daniel Mallory Ortberg's Version, The Little Mermaid Inhales Souls

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Concept 1 Kodomo
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