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Michael Hayden, former Director of the CIA and NSA, speaks at Nobel Week Dialogue: the Future of Truth conference on Dec. 9, 2017, in Gothenburg, Sweden. Julia Reinhart/Getty Images hide caption

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Ex-CIA Director On National Security, Post-Truth 'Assault On Intelligence'

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By some estimates, nearly half of the people confined in U.S. jails and prisons have a mental illness, notes Alisa Roth, author of Insane: America's Criminal Treatment of Mental Illness. Darrin Klimek/Getty Images hide caption

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'Insane': America's 3 Largest Psychiatric Facilities Are Jails

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Alex Wagner is a co-host of The Circus on Showtime and a contributing editor at The Atlantic. Above, she speaks at the 69th Writers Guild Awards on Feb. 19, 2017, in New York City. Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images hide caption

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In 'The New Face Of America,' Journalist Alex Wagner Saw Herself

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Protester Jack Willis, 26, demonstrates outside a Starbucks in Philadelphia. Police arrested two black men who were waiting inside a Center City Starbucks which prompted an apology from the company's CEO. Mark Makela/Getty Images hide caption

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A Lesson In How To Overcome Implicit Bias

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Bernie Dalton (right) and Essence Goldman (center) signing copies of Bernie And The Believer's album Connection Courtesy of Essence Goldman hide caption

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'He Wants To Be Remembered': Tiny Desk Contestant Finds His Voice While Fighting ALS

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Police officers in Lawrence, Kan. watch thunderstorms move past the city in 2008. Orlin Wagner/AP hide caption

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Basketball, Marijuana And Poetry: These Police Tweet More Than Crime Alerts

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Boston Marathon women's winner Desiree Linden celebrates after she crosses the finish line on Monday. John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images hide caption

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Runner Tells Herself 'Just Show Up For One More Mile' — And Wins The Boston Marathon

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People fly into the air as a vehicle drives into a group of protesters demonstrating against white nationalists in Charlottesville, Va. on Aug. 12, 2017. Kelly won a Pulitzer Prize for the image. Ryan M. Kelly/The Daily Progress via AP hide caption

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Pulitzer-Winning Photographer Made Charlottesville Photo On His Last Day On The Job

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Zhuang Liehong with his wife, Little Yan, and one of his sons, Kaizhi, in 2013 — a year before immigrating to the United States. Courtesy of Zhuang Liehong hide caption

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Chinese Dissident Finds Struggles, Independence In America After Immigrating

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Gabe Glassman is a sophomore at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. After the deadly shooting in February, he and his mother, Lisa, have become active in the gun control debate. Matt Ozug/NPR hide caption

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Parkland Shooting Survivor Discusses Newfound Activism To End Gun Violence

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Roxanne Shante attends a special screening of Roxanne Roxanne March 19, 2018 in New York City. Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Netflix hide caption

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Roxanne Shante Smells Her Flowers With 'Roxanne Roxanne' Biopic

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Houston Astros starting pitcher Justin Verlander was traded from the Detroit Tigers in a move that that experts estimate netted the Astros about $10 million, though no money changed hands between the two teams. Jeff Roberson/AP hide caption

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Tax Change Delivers A Blow To Professional Sports

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Authorities examine the scene of a bombing in Austin, Texas, on March 12. A woman in her 70s was injured in the explosion. Officials have said there is a serial bomber attacking the Austin area. Suzanne Cordeiro/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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From Clues To Capture: Forensics, Profiling And The Hunt In Austin

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Johnnie Walker is launching Johnnie Walker Black Label The Jane Walker Edition, just in time for Women's History Month. Johnnie Walker hide caption

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Do Ladies Need Their Own Scotch?

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News Brief: Fusion GPS Wants Congressional Testimony Made Public

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