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07/23/2015 - 9:48pm

    As President Obama talked to reporters after becoming the first American president to visit a federal prison, his thoughts appeared to flash back to "the Choom Gang."

    That was the nickname of the pot-smoking crew to which the future...

07/23/2015 - 9:35pm

    Climate action is finally gaining ground in Washington. No, not that Washington.

    Following their victory in a Seattle court, eight children are pressing Washington State’s Department of...

07/23/2015 - 9:33pm

    In becoming the first president ever to visit a prison with his trip to the medium-security El Reno Federal Correctional Institution near Oklahoma City, President Barack Obama has signaled that he’s serious about pushing prison reform before he leaves...

07/23/2015 - 9:33pm

    When you read this, I’ll probably be out in the wilderness on a 220-mile hike along the John Muir Trail. Embarking on this journey through California’s breathtaking Yosemite, Kings Canyon, and Sequoia National Parks reminded me of a conversation...

07/23/2015 - 9:26pm

    We now know that racist trigger man Dylan Roof should not have been able to purchase a firearm. The FBI’s background check system should have blocked it based on felony drug charges.

    To...

07/23/2015 - 9:24pm

    A white racist with strong sympathies for the Confederacy and segregation walks into a black church in Charleston, S.C., talks with a welcoming congregation for about an hour, and then murders nine of them. The response by the nation is to discuss the...

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