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The Instrument of Hope is lacquered in black except for the shiny brass parts, which are clear lacquered. They include the lead pipe, which is made from bullets set end to end and drilled out so that air can flow through to make it a playable instrument. The tops of the three buttons are made of the sawn-off casing end caps or rims. Matt Mckay/Publicis North America hide caption

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A Trumpet Made Of Bullets And The Kids Who Inspired It Take Hope Around The Country

The Instrument of Hope, a trumpet made partly of bullets and inspired by the survivors of the 2018 Parkland, Fla., mass shooting, is touring the country to promote healing.

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In Hong Kong, Moderate And Radical Protesters Join Forces To Avoid Past Divisions

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All the portraits hanging on the wall inside the Louis Bornstein Family Amphitheater at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston on June 12, 2018 were of men, nearly all white. The portraits have since been removed. Pat Greenhouse/Boston Globe via Getty Images hide caption

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Academic Science Rethinks All-Too-White 'Dude Walls' Of Honor

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The Toys Are Back In Town

The Cody Firearms Museum in Wyoming recently reopened after an extensive renovation that included bringing a more educational approach to guns and gun culture. Kamila Kudelska/Wyoming Public Radio hide caption

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Firearms Museum Focuses On Gun Safety, History And Culture

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"The filibuster has been used as a weapon to just have the Senate do nothing," former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., told NPR. Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call hide caption

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To Forward Progressive Agenda, Harry Reid Says The Filibuster Must Go

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I'm Converting: How One Man's Missionary Trip Reconnected Him To His Family's Past

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As part of the "Sonic Succulents" exhibit at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, visitors are encouraged to touch plants and listen to what that contact sounds like. Dana Cronin/NPR hide caption

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Shhhhh. Listen Closely. Your Plants Might Be Talking

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In Tigers Are Not Afraid, 11-year-old Estrella (Paola Lara) meets a gang of orphans led by a boy in a tiger mask. Shudder hide caption

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In 'Tigers Are Not Afraid,' A Dark Fantasy Amid Mexico's Drug War

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The Instrument of Hope is lacquered in black except for the shiny brass parts, which are clear lacquered. They include the lead pipe, which is made from bullets set end to end and drilled out so that air can flow through to make it a playable instrument. The tops of the three buttons are made of the sawn-off casing end caps or rims. Matt Mckay/Publicis North America hide caption

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A Trumpet Made Of Bullets And The Kids Who Inspired It Take Hope Around The Country

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