EDITOR'S NOTES

"I was in Irving, Texas, for a little over twelve days. I never know what the story is until I show up. I go in there not knowing anything about what’s going on. And I just went around and asked people questions. Talked to everyone—everyone I possibly could. I went and visited the mosque. I remember walking in the parking lot, and the sun’s out, families, kids are throwing around a football, a kid on a skateboard, and I thought, This is the story—these are just Americans trying to get by."

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