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Though congressional leaders and the president have said passing sentencing reform is a priority, there are only a few months to pass legislation before lawmakers begin a series of breaks and before the presidential campaign intensifies. Just One Film/Getty Images hide caption

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Despite Bipartisan Effort, Window To Pass Sentencing Reform May Be Closing

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President Richard Nixon meets with John Kasich, a freshman at Ohio State, on Dec. 22, 1970. Oliver Atkins/White House hide caption

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The Student Who Once Nudged His Way To The Oval Office Now Hopes To Move In

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Many hospitals haven't fully implemented guidelines put forth in 2010 to minimize errors in the determination of brain death. Caiaimage/Sam Edwards/Getty Images hide caption

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Researchers Find Lapses In Hospitals' Policies For Determining Brain Death

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A 12-week regimen of Harvoni is 90 percent effective in curing an infection with hepatitis C, doctors say. It also costs about $95,000. Baltimore Sun/TNS via Getty Images hide caption

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States Deny Pricey Hepatitis C Drugs To Most Medicaid Patients

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Princess Pageant crowns reflect the importance of patchwork, beadwork, and Seminole symbols. Will O'Leary hide caption

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A Princess In Patchwork: Sewing For The Miss Florida Seminole Princess Pageant

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Haley on the Willamette River. David P. Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Teaching Grit On The Water: A Top Coach Mixes Rowing With Life

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A school bus drop off students in Nashville, Tenn., where the city's school district has experienced one of the worst shortages of drivers in the country. Blake Farmer/WLPN hide caption

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Amid Economic Recovery, School Districts Desperate For Bus Drivers

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Bill and Hillary Clinton greet supporters at the Central Iowa Democrats Fall Barbecue in November. Bill Clinton is expected to have a greater presence on the campaign trail after the New Year. Charlie Neibergall/AP hide caption

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Meet Hillary Clinton's New Campaign Weapon — Bill

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Sen. Bernie Sanders, an independent from Vermont and 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday. Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Sanders Campaign: DNC Blocking Voter Data Is Overkill, Breach Of Contract

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A recent decision by the North Carolina Board of Elections allows state and local candidates to coordinate where, when and on what outside groups spend their money during an election. Sara D. Davis/Getty Images hide caption

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Entering Murky Waters, States Diverge On Campaign Coordination Rules

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Both Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew) and Han Solo (Harrison Ford) return in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Lucasfilm hide caption

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'Star Wars': The Force Of Nostalgia Is Strong With This One

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Get ready for your email inbox to be inundated this election season. Ariel Zambelich/NPR hide caption

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'Bill Wants To Meet You': Why Political Fundraising Emails Work

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Activists hold posters during a March 2005 rally in front of the U.S. Supreme Court to support separation of church and state. The court heard two cases regarding whether Ten Commandments monuments should be displayed on government properties. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Unbelief As A Belief System: Core Tenet For Christians' Fight For Religious Rights

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Donald Trump listens to the crowd cheer during a campaign event in Des Moines, Iowa, on Friday. Given Trump's recent comments, media organizations have had to grapple with how to cover his campaign --€” and many have reached different conclusions. Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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How Should The Media Cover Donald Trump?

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Former Attorney General Eric Holder poses for a portrait at CityCenterDC, Friday, Dec. 11, 2015 in Washington, D.C. Jun Tsuboike/NPR hide caption

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Beyond His Tenure, Holder Hasn't Left The Civil Rights Fight

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