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Jay Jordan, 33, is the director of the #TimeDone/Second Chances project for the nonprofit Californians for Safety and Justice. The clinic involves public defenders who volunteer to help people get their criminal charges or records reduced or expunged. Philip Cheung for NPR hide caption

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Scrubbing The Past To Give Those With A Criminal Record A Second Chance

A criminal conviction can present obstacles to everything from jobs to housing. Since 2017, more than 20 states have expanded or added laws that help people seal or expunge their criminal record.

Scrubbing The Past To Give Those With A Criminal Record A Second Chance

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The title of Greg Ward's latest album, Stomping Off From Greenwood, refers to a street where Ward lived on Chicago's South Side. Diana Quiñones Rivera/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Greg Ward's New Album 'Feels Like A Walk Home' And A Tribute To Chicago

Saxophonist and composer Greg Ward's Stomping Off From Greenwood is a love letter to the city where he came of age as a musician.

Greg Ward's New Album 'Feels Like A Walk Home' And A Tribute To Chicago

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Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks about his new book, 'Where We Go From Here: Two Years in the Resistance', at a George Washington University/Politics and Prose event in November 2018. He announced a second presidential campaign on Tuesday. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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Bernie Sanders Launches 2020 Presidential Campaign, No Longer An Underdog

The Vermont independent became an ideological leader in the Democratic Party after his 2016 campaign against Hillary Clinton. He faces a far more crowded and liberal field this time.

Roger Stone has been ordered to appear in court on Thursday following an Instagram post that criticized the judge in his case. The judge may reconsider her gag order or Stone's bail. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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Roger Stone Ordered To Appear In Court Following Post That Criticized Judge

Judge Amy Berman Jackson has scheduled a hearing for Thursday at which Stone must show cause as to why she shouldn't alter the gag order she has imposed or reconsider Stone's bail.

German designer Karl Lagerfeld died in Paris, according to fashion house LVMH, owner of Fendi. He is seen here at the end of Chanel's 2019 women's ready-to-wear show in Paris, where a beach was created to show off Lagerfeld's collection. Stephane Mahe/Reuters hide caption

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Karl Lagerfeld Dies; A High Priest Of High Fashion

Karl Lagerfeld brought Fendi to new heights in the 1960s and revamped Chanel in the 1980s. He was also famous for his wit — and a knack for making outrageous comments.

A satire of women's social discourse in the Queen Anne period depicts six women taking tea in a parlor, with figures on the left signifying hidden emotions and power struggles behind a genteel facade. Circa 1710. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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The Real 'Favourite' Of Queen Anne's Era? Tea, And The Gossip That Swirled Around It

The Oscar-nominated film has reignited interest in the life (and love interests) of a corpulent, gouty, queen who liked chocolate more than tea. So why are Queen Anne and tea-drinking so closely tied?

Dr. Michelle Salvaggio, medical director of the Infectious Diseases Institute at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City, points to drugs used to treat HIV/AIDS. Medical advancements since the epidemic surfaced in the 1980s have helped many of her HIV-positive patients lead healthy lives. Jackie Fortier/StateImpact Oklahoma hide caption

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White House Plan To Stop HIV Faces A Tough Road In Oklahoma

Trump's plan includes a focus on fighting HIV in the rural Midwest and South. But there are doubts in Oklahoma, where the state's uninsured rate and stigmatization of HIV are high.

White House Plan To Stop HIV Faces A Tough Road In Oklahoma

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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, sketched here with the rest of the Supreme Court last year, worked from home on the cases the court heard in January. On Tuesday, she returns to the bench. Dana Verkouteren/AP hide caption

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg Appears Strong In First Appearance At Supreme Court This Year

The justice has been recovering at home since late December. She missed January's oral-argument days but participated in those 11 cases based on written briefs and transcripts of the arguments.

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New Music: Palehound, Aldous Harding, Sego, More

This week's must-hear songs include the spooky-suave sounds of Palehound, angular, stuttering rock from Sego, the deeply affecting voice of Aldous Harding and more.

New Music: Palehound, Aldous Harding, Sego, More

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