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Life After 'Life': Aging Inmates Struggle For Redemption

A Colorado program for long-term offenders helps a group of aging ex-cons as they attempt to make their way in a fast-paced world and rejoin a society that is not sure they deserve that chance.

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Well, All Right, Starchild, The Mothership Is Back

The Smithsonian is bringing back the funk. Parliament-Funkadelic's iconic stage prop, which would descend to the stage in a blaze of flashing lights, will anchor a new exhibit.

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Privacy Law Frustrates Parents Of Mentally Ill Adult Children

Even if parents are providing health insurance, they often can't find out what's happening when their adult children suffer from severe mental illness.

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