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Tattoo Removal Programs Help Former Inmates Wipe The Slate Clean

For people who have been incarcerated, head and neck tattoos are often a barrier to reentering society and getting jobs. Some former inmates are removing their tattoos to help leave the past behind.

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Buckshot Cunningham lived without housing for years before he moved into a small cottage at Hope Village, a shelter run by the nonprofit Rogue Retreat in southern Oregon. April Ehrlich/Jefferson Public Radio hide caption

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Law Enforcement Officials Argue Rural Homeless Services Worsen Problem

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Chinese Universities Are Enshrining Communist Party Control In Their Charters

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In Deep Red Oklahoma, The Blue Door Is 'A Lighthouse' For Progressive Protest Music

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