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Bernie Sanders announced his presidential bid Thursday. Though he'll challenge Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination, his candidacy could actually help hers. Getty Images hide caption

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Why Hillary Clinton Is Just Fine With Bernie Sanders' Candidacy

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Returning To Vietnam Years After Fleeing War, A Man Finally Feels At Home

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House Judiciary Committee Passes Bill To Limit NSA Spying

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What do you see in this image? An "uprising" or a "riot"? David Goldman/AP hide caption

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Is It An 'Uprising' Or A 'Riot'? Depends On Who's Watching

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Tyrone Peake says he's been fired from three jobs because a crime he committed more than 30 years ago is still on his record. Carrie Johnson/NPR hide caption

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Can't Get A Job Because Of A Criminal Record? A Lawsuit Is Trying To Change That

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Former U.S. Sen. Mike Gravel speaks during a September 2007 Democratic presidential debate as then-Sen. Hillary Clinton listens. Darren McCollester/Getty Images hide caption

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Bipartisan Measure Would Protect Juveniles In The Justice System

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Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks at a rally demanding presidential action to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. Sanders will run to Hillary Clinton's left, trying to elevate economic issues. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Seeking Presidency, 'Socialist' Sanders Looks To Elevate Less-Talked About Issues

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David Barrows, of Washington, D.C., waves a flag with corporate logos and fake money during a rally against money in politics outside the Supreme Court in 2013. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor grilled lawyers arguing the constitutionality of new lethal-injection cocktails. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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It's Sotomayor V. Roberts In Supreme Court Death Penalty Drama

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Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks during a joint press conference at the White House with President Obama on Tuesday. Abe is urging U.S. lawmakers to approve a trans-Pacific trade deal. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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