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Pete Van Vleet plays with his daughter, Madeline, 6, and his son, Jack, 9 months. Van Vleet is a baseball superfan; his favorite team is the Houston Astros. Madeline's is the Detroit Tigers because she generally likes the teams with animal mascots. Photo illustration by Claire Harbage/NPR and Paige Vickers for NPR hide caption

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Babies And Baseball: A Dad Plants The Seeds For A Shared Love Of The Game

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Michael Rapaport watches the action during a BIG3 basketball game at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Okla., on July 9. Icon Sportswire/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images hide caption

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Actor Michael Rapaport On Sports Highs, Lows And LeBron

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Melisande Short-Colomb, 63, is a descendant of slaves sold by the Jesuits to fund Georgetown University. She's enrolled as a freshman there and plans to major in African-American studies. Marvin Joseph/Getty Images hide caption

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Starting School At The University That Enslaved Her Ancestors

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Frank Deford is shown here in 1984, four years into his gig as sports commentator on Morning Edition. Bob Child/AP hide caption

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Frank Deford: A Career Spent Bringing 'Something New' To Sports

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This pig looks more like Wilbur and is probably nicer than Piggy Smalls, the pig that terrorized an Oregon town since last November. Armin Weigel/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Barack Obama Goes Kitesurfing

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In an interview with NPR, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly again took the blame for the rocky rollout of the travel ban and for failing to notify congressional leaders of the policy's implementation. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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Homeland Security Secretary: Travel Vetting Could Include Passwords, Tweets

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Black Evangelical Amisho Baraka: Why I'm Not Voting For Trump Or Clinton

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Realistic-looking wooden pistols carved and painted by an inmate at the Walls Unit prison in Huntsville, Texas, in 1964. They were intended to be used in an escape attempt but were discovered by employees of the prison. Courtesy of Texas Prison Museum hide caption

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From Homemade Weapons To Inmate Art, An Inside Look At Life Behind Bars

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Single-belled baritones and euphoniums line the ceiling of the V&E Simonetti Historic Tuba Collection to make room for the bigger instruments on the floor and walls. Aiyana Simonetti-Poe/Courtesy of V & E Simonetti Historic Tuba Collection hide caption

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A Museum With Nearly 300 Brass Horns: You've Gotta See It Tuba-lieve It

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