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From Axes To Flip Flops: A Peek At 200 Years Worth Of American Political Schwag

Chances are good that the Smithsonian will soon add a "Make America Great Again" hat and a "Feel the Bern" shirt to its collection of political memorabilia.

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Tragedy Moves A Community To Combat Drug Addiction

The death of a teenager in 2012 shocked residents of a small Vermont city to come together and fight its opiate problem. The efforts are paying off.

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