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Rudy Martinez shows off his commutation letter from President Barack Obama.

How One Man Is Rebuilding His Life After A Commuted Life Sentence

Rudy Martinez spent 25 years in prison for nonviolent drug charges. He reveals what he missed most while he was behind bars.


1:30Alex Jones promotes supplements on his InfoWars program

InfoWars Supplements Could Contain High Levels Of Lead

1:31Fats Domino pictures in 1962
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Rock 'N' Roll Legend Fats Domino Meant The Most To New Orleans

7:18U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks during a vigil ceremony marking the September 11 terrorist attacks.
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Sessions Sends DOJ Lawyer To Aid In Transgender Murder Case

1:02Students in a classroom
U.S. Department of Education

Betsy DeVos Rescinded 72 Guidance Docs For Students With Disabilities

2:09Mike Enoch and Richard Spencer speak at the University of Florida.
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Richard Spencer Spoke (And Shouted) At The University Of Florida

3:50Chinoy Lumpia
Newsy / Ben Schamisso

Filipinos Want You To Know Their Food Is More Than A Trend

1:32Dog smiling

A New California Law Will Take Rescue Pets From Shelters To Stores

1:11White nationalist rally, Charlottesville, VA
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Charlottesville Lawsuits Seek To Prevent Similar Gatherings

6:25Jews at Congregation Beth Israel Observed Sukkot as neo-nazis marched a block away.
Rabbi Rachel Schmelkin

Jews React As Neo-Nazis Return To Charlottesville

5:50Matt Paris before and after he began recovery.
Matt Paris

Full Circle: How One Man Survived Addiction To Help Others

1:15People playing Settlers of Catan
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Sony Might Bring This World-Renowned Board Game To The Big Screen

2:02Girls and boys take part in BSA Venturing program.
Boy Scouts of America

Boy Scouts Of America To Let Girls Become Cub Scouts And Eagle Scouts

1:09Characters of "Sesame Street" stand by street sign.
Sesame Street

'Sesame Street' Is Helping Kids Cope With Trauma

4:55Undocumented singer Stephanie "Soultree" Camba entertains a crowd in Chicago.
Newsy / Ben Schamisso

Undocumented Artist Channels Her Activism Through Music

6:10Mark Beckfold and Steve Ledoux, who are married, hold their foster son at a celebration of the Supreme Court ruling.
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Foster Care System Is Improving But Still Can't Keep Up With Demand

6:35Drug bags collected by Ben Kurstin as part of the "Dime A Dozen" collection
Ben Kurstin

Dime A Dozen: Turning Discarded Drug Bags Into Art

1:10Protester holds "fake news" sign.
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'Fake News' Is Getting Its Own Entry In This Dictionary

1:38Troops escort the Little Rock Nine into Central High School in 1957
U.S. Army

What The Little Rock Nine Endured For A Better Education

6:35Robert Patterson of Georgetown University
Newsy Staff / Megan Smith

Who Is The Black Working Class? We Asked An Expert

1:25U.S. Marine in Infantry Officer Course
U.S. Marine Corps

The Marine Corps Is Expecting Its First Female Infantry Officer

2:17Ada Cheng performing
Newsy / Sarah Giroux

A Former Professor Now Takes To The Stage To Share Her Stories

1:38A man uses an e-cigarette
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Is E-Cigarette Use Actually A Gateway To Tobacco Addiction?

1:25ICE agent
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California Lawmakers Send 'Sanctuary State' Bill To Governor's Desk

6:16A 9/11 exhibit is on display at a high school just outside of Washington, D.C. in Prince George's County.
Newsy / Megan Smith

The Next Generation And Learning About 9/11

5:05Katie Parkins holds a My Teal Ticket.
Elizabeth Bensinger

Teen's Invention Aims To Help Those With Food Allergies Safely Eat Out

3:35Photographer Corky Lee takes photographs at the 54th Chinese American Citizens Alliance National Convention.
Newsy / Ben Schamisso

How One Photographer Captured Asians In American History

3:08Garnette Cadogan
Eze Amos

Charlottesville Man Reflects On White Nationalist Rally In His Town

3:44James Fields Jr.
Eze Amos

Charlottesville Photographer Captured Alleged Killer Before Incident

1:38Advocates protest against sexual assault.
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Sexual Assault Activists Notice Something Missing On White House Site

8:30The interfaith community marches in solidarity against hate in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Rachel Schmelkin

Jews in Charlottesville Faced A Summer Of Anti-Semitism