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Comedian Mo Amer, seen here in his Netflix special The Vagabond, says that stand-up has been a significant part of his "coping process" with an itinerant childhood. Netflix hide caption

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'You Get Paid For Doing Therapy': Stand-Up Comedians On Anger

For centuries, people have turned to jesters for relief from the miseries of life. As it turns out, some stand-up performers turn pain and rage into their own coping and catharsis.

'You Get Paid For Doing Therapy': Stand-Up Comedians On Anger

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Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said criminal charges will be filed "against whoever is appropriate" on his department, following a drug bust that resulted in the deaths of two suspects. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Houston Police To Cease 'No Knock' Warrants, Chief Announces After Deadly Raid

"I'm very confident that we're going to have criminal charges on one or more police officers" from a raid that left two suspects dead, Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said.

Mark Schand scoops ice cream at his Sweetwater smoothie cafe in New Britain, Conn. This business is meant to reboot a career Schand says was stolen from him at the age of 19 when he was wrongfully convicted of a crime and was imprisoned for 27 years. Karen Brown/NEPR hide caption

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Plotted From A Prison Cot, Wrongly Accused Man Whips Smoothie Dream Into Reality

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As an exoneree, Mark Schand did not qualify for job training, tuition help or other re-entry services offered to people on parole. But he did fight for, and receive, monetary compensation.

Plotted From A Prison Cot, Wrongly Accused Man Whips Smoothie Dream Into Reality

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A Thousand People In The Street: 'For What It's Worth' Captured Youth In Revolt

Though often associated with the Vietnam War, Buffalo Springfield's signature song was inspired by a confrontation back home, which erupted on a few famous blocks in Los Angeles.

A Thousand People In The Street: 'For What It's Worth' Captured Youth In Revolt

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A new interim report from the House Oversight committee details Trump administration officials efforts to transfer nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, pictured here, visited the U.S. in March 2017 to discuss U.S. investments in energy and infrastructure projects. Andrew Cabellero-Reynolds/AP hide caption

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Trump Officials Tried To Rush Nuclear Technology To Saudis, House Panel Finds

Whistleblowers told the Oversight committee that efforts by some national security officials to try to transfer sensitive nuclear technology to the Saudi government potentially violated the law.

Alex Honnold's ascent of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park — without ropes or safety equipment — was the subject of the documentary film Free Solo. Jimmy Chin/National Geographic hide caption

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The Documentary Is In, And Enjoying An 'Undeniable Golden Age'

With a proliferation of streaming services to distribute their work, and a boom at the box office, budgets and opportunities are rising for documentary filmmakers.

The Documentary Is In — And Enjoying — An 'Undeniable Golden Age'

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The title of Greg Ward's latest album, Stomping Off From Greenwood, refers to a street where Ward lived on Chicago's South Side. Diana Quiñones Rivera/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Greg Ward's New Album 'Feels Like A Walk Home' And A Tribute To Chicago

Saxophonist and composer Greg Ward's Stomping Off From Greenwood is a love letter to the city where he came of age as a musician.

Greg Ward's New Album 'Feels Like A Walk Home' And A Tribute To Chicago

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Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks about his new book, 'Where We Go From Here: Two Years in the Resistance', at a George Washington University/Politics and Prose event in November 2018. He announced a second presidential campaign on Tuesday. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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Bernie Sanders Launches 2020 Presidential Campaign, No Longer An Underdog

The Vermont independent became an ideological leader in the Democratic Party after his 2016 campaign against Hillary Clinton. He faces a far more crowded and liberal field this time.

Jay Jordan, 33, is the director of the #TimeDone/Second Chances project for the nonprofit Californians for Safety and Justice. The clinic involves public defenders who volunteer to help people get their criminal charges or records reduced or expunged. Philip Cheung for NPR hide caption

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Scrubbing The Past To Give Those With A Criminal Record A Second Chance

A criminal conviction can present obstacles to everything from jobs to housing. Since 2017, more than 20 states have expanded or added laws that help people seal or expunge their criminal record.

Scrubbing The Past To Give Those With A Criminal Record A Second Chance

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A satire of women's social discourse in the Queen Anne period depicts six women taking tea in a parlor, with figures on the left signifying hidden emotions and power struggles behind a genteel facade. Circa 1710. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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The Real 'Favourite' Of Queen Anne's Era? Tea, And The Gossip That Swirled Around It

The Oscar-nominated film has reignited interest in the life (and love interests) of a corpulent, gouty, queen who liked chocolate more than tea. So why are Queen Anne and tea-drinking so closely tied?

Roger Stone has been ordered to appear in court on Thursday following an Instagram post that criticized the judge in his case. The judge may reconsider her gag order or Stone's bail. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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Roger Stone Ordered To Appear In Court Following Post That Criticized Judge

Judge Amy Berman Jackson has scheduled a hearing for Thursday at which Stone must show cause as to why she shouldn't alter the gag order she has imposed or reconsider Stone's bail.

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