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After Bitter Split, Palestinian Factions Pledge To Reconcile

Palestinians march Wednesday in Gaza City in support of an attempt to reconcile the two main factions. Those factions, Hamas and the Palestine Liberation Organization, have been bitterly divided since 2007. They hope to form a unity government within five weeks. hide caption

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After Bitter Split, Palestinian Factions Pledge To Reconcile

The two main Palestinian factions, the Palestine Liberation Organization and Hamas, say they will attempt to form a unity government and end a seven-year rift.

A Path Out Of Prison For Low-Level, Nonviolent Drug Offenders

Thousands of federal prisoners convicted of drug offenses are expected to file for expedited clemency under a new administration initiative that would release inmates from long sentences. Antwain Black (left) was released early after sentencing laws were first eased in 2010. hide caption

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It's All Politics

A Path Out Of Prison For Low-Level, Nonviolent Drug Offenders

The Obama administration announced Wednesday that federal inmates serving long sentences for drug offenses will be eligible for expedited clemency if they meet six major criteria.

Household Words: Shakespeare's Enduring Lexicon

In 1964, for Shakespeare's 400th birthday, The Beatles performed an excerpt from A Midsummer Night's Dream. hide caption

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Household Words: Shakespeare's Enduring Lexicon

What hath the Bard wrought? A legacy of words and idioms you'll recognize from pop culture and even your own speech. On the occasion of his 450th birthday, Ask Me Another presents this handy glossary.

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