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Participants in Project GRIP celebrate one man's release. Through the yearlong course, prisoners are taught how to confront and deal with what got them into prison in the first place. Courtesy of Jacques Verduin hide caption

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Boundbreakers: People Who Make A Difference

Psychologist Helps San Quentin Prisoners Find Freedom Through Self-Reflection

Since the mid-1990s Jacques Verduin has been implementing programs that have had a high success rate in helping reform convicts. But the journey isn't easy — and requires courage and vulnerability.

British Prime Minister Theresa May, right, hosts the President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz in London on Sept. 22. Matt Dunham/AP hide caption

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Prime Minister Theresa May Says The U.K. To Begin EU Departure By March 2017

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Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio campaigns for Donald Trump in Phoenix in August. Ralph Freso/Getty Images hide caption

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A Local Sheriff's Race Is Drawing National Attention And A Hefty Price Tag

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Participants in Project GRIP celebrate one man's release. Through the yearlong course, prisoners are taught how to confront and deal with what got them into prison in the first place. Courtesy of Jacques Verduin hide caption

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Psychologist Helps San Quentin Prisoners Find Freedom Through Self-Reflection

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Local journalist Erik McCowan, standing in the Gonzales Memorial Museum, thinks people should know the history behind the phrase, "Come and take it!" John Burnett/NPR hide caption

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For Sale: A Texan Symbol Of Defiance

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Egyptians wait on shore in Rosetta on Sept. 22 as a coast guard boat arrives carrying the bodies recovered from a boat that capsized off Egypt's Mediterranean coast. Eman Helal/AP hide caption

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Seeking A Better Life, A Migrant Survives A Shipwreck And Wonders What's Next

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Phoebe Robinson is a stand-up comic, writer and actor. She is the creator and co-host of the podcast 2 Dope Queens and the host of the podcast Sooo Many White Guys. Mindy Tucker/Penguin Random House hide caption

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No, 'You Can't Touch My Hair' And Other Lessons From Comic Phoebe Robinson

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Nadia Sirota wants contemporary classical music to feel approachable. "There's no chance it'll disappoint a new listener, but people do need a way in," she says. Samantha West/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Nadia Sirota On Making Music Accessible (Even When It's Weird)

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