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David Padilla with his grandchildren. Seventeen years ago, a judge found Padilla guilty of conspiracy and possession with intent to distribute cocaine. Courtesy of the Padilla Family hide caption

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Boxed In

Sentenced For Life, Inmate Still Holds Hope For Release

David Padilla is one of thousands of people sentenced under tough drug laws who are spending life in prison. Now the Clemency Project 2014 promises pardons or early release for some offenders.

Cookbook author Dorie Greenspan says she makes a "Franco-American" buche de Noel with American flavoring and French technique. Alan Richardson/Courtesy of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt hide caption

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Found Recipes

Yule Have To Try This Gingerbread Buche De Noel

In Paris, holiday buche de Noel cakes verge on art. Cookbook author Dorie Greenspan has created her own Franco-American version that's fun to make and "just as good as birthday cake," she says.

In Exodus, Christian Bale's Moses is more of an action hero than a religious figure. Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox hide caption

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Movie Interviews

We Ask A Scholar: How Does Ridley Scott's 'Exodus' Compare With The Bible's?

Robert Alter, a leading secular scholar of Scripture, says the film was fun to watch, but "it's not exactly Exodus; it's panorama and pageantry, which is what film does." And, he adds, why not?

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