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From On Point
- How Reading In Prison Helped One Man Get Out Of A Life Sentence
Jason Hernandez was once staring at a life sentence without parole for dealing drugs. But reading books helped him turn his life around, a reform so profound that he was granted clemency by President Barack Obama in 2013.
- Week In The News: As Parkland Students March, Trump Floats Arming Teachers
Parkland students march on Tallahassee. The President floats arming teachers. More Russia indictments. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
- Hey, What's So Funny?
What makes something funny? We’re got some theories, and a few jokes.
- Searching For An Answer For Google's Dominance
Critics say Google unfairly squashes its competition, like Standard Oil a century ago, or AT&T a generation ago. Is it time for a trust-busting government to intervene?
- 'Billy Graham Was Singular'
Billy Graham has died at 99. Known as "America's pastor," Graham had an enormous influence on Christianity, Evangelicalism and America.
- Billy Graham Dead At 99
Billy Graham, the famed Evangelical preacher, has died at 99.
- Drawing The Battle Lines Over Gerrymandering
Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court has redrawn congressional maps -- and President Trump isn’t happy about it. We’ll talk about partisan gerrymandering.
- Can Criminal Justice Reform Happen This Year?
Shorter sentences, fewer people behind bars. We’ll look at a criminal justice reform bill making its way through Congress.
- After Parkland Shooting, Young People Will March In Florida For Gun Control
After a school shooting in Parkland, Florida left 17 people dead, young people are mobilizing.
- Mueller Indicts Russians For 2016 Election Meddling. But It Hasn't Stopped.
Russian information warfare has continued and the Russians are gearing up to do it again in the 2018 midterms.