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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.

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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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Yule Have To Try This Gingerbread Buche De Noel

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Ding Dong Merrily on High The Oscar Brown Jazz Trio
Hemiplegia Haerts

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

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Ramses Retaliates Alberto Iglesias
Roundabout Edgar Meyer
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What A Failed Hip-Hop Experiment Can Teach Us About The Future Of U.S.-Cuba Relations

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In The Shadow Of The Colossi Doug Kaufman
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Sentenced For Life, Inmate Still Holds Hope For Release

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You Are So Beautiful Robbins Island Music Group
Feelin' Alright Joe Cocker
Now Is Not the Time The Deadly Gentlemen
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Startup Better Finance is offering lease-to-own programs for high-end smartphones. But some customers say that retail stores, such as MetroPCS, aren't always clear about the lease terms up front. Larry W. Smith/EPA/Landov hide caption

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What You Need To Know About Subprime Lending For Smartphones

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Three Colors Red Lonely Drifter Karen
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