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U.S.

Training Helps Inmates Build A Bridge To Life Outside Prison Walls

Loretta Lynch made her first visit to a federal prison as the nation's top law enforcement officer. She highlighted the need for more services to help inmates re-enter society.

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School Money

Taking On Poverty And Education In School Costs A Lot Of Money

In 1997, the New Jersey Supreme Court ordered millions of dollars in additional funding to 31 of the poorest school districts in the state. Camden alone spends about $23,000 per student per year.

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W. Kamau Bell Meets The KKK In 'United Shades Of America'

Comedian W. Kamau Bell says his new CNN show, United Shades of America, follows "a black guy where he shouldn't go or where you don't expect him to go."

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Training Helps Inmates Build A Bridge To Life Outside Prison Walls
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