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In this courtroom drawing, Ross Ulbricht, right, appears in federal court in New York for sentencing, Friday, May 29, 2015. Ulbricht, 31, who created the underground drug-selling website Silk Road was sentenced Friday to life in prison by a judge who cited six deaths from drugs bought on his site and five people he tried to have killed. Three rows behind Ulbricht, at left rear in the brown jacket is his father, Kirk Ulbricht, and next to him, mother, Lyn Ulbricht. (AP Photo/Elizabeth Williams)

Tales from Silk Road: Former heroin addict weighs in on Ulbricht sentence

On Friday, May 29, in the Federal District Court in Manhattan, Judge Katherine B. Forrest sentenced Ross W. Ulbricht, the founder of Silk Road, to life in prison. According to The New York Times, Ulbricht stood there emotionless as Forrest threw down her ruling. “What you did was unprecedented,” Forrest said, making an example of […]

A perfect storm for Hillary Clinton? Millennials dissatisfied with government, untrusting of Washington

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Though many desperate Democrats have dismissed Hillary Clinton’s private e-mail controversy as a fleeting bleep on her otherwise successful record, evidence shows that the scandal may haunt the former of secretary of State into the 2016 election, especially when it comes to Millennial voters.

Bill Clinton’s ‘flaws’ the subject of off-Broadway musical

In this image released by JT-Pr, from left, Tom Galantich, as Bill Clinton, Kerry Butler, as Hillary Rodham Clinton and Duke Lafoon as Billy Clinton, appear during a performance of "Clinton the Musical."The musical begins previews off-Broadway at New World Stages on March 25 and opens April 9. (AP Photo/JT-Pr, Russ Rowland)

NEW YORK (AP) — The Clintons are going back to the White House this spring — onstage, that is. “Clinton the Musical,” the brainchild of two Australian brothers, makes its off-Broadway debut in April with a hysterical premise and a gentle look back at the ’90s. The play celebrates the first baby-boomer president — the […]

Millennials rally around criminal justice reform at bipartisan summit

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For the most part, the Bipartisan Summit on Criminal Justice Reform featured staid, high-profile speakers like Cory Booker and Eric Holder, giving somber talks about the broken justice system.

The authors of ‘Orange is the New Black’ and ‘The Wire’ talk criminal justice reform

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David Simon, the creator of HBO’s “The Wire,” kicked off his remarks at the Bipartisan Summit on Criminal Justice Reform on Thursday with an argument that could have come straight from Bunny Colvin—law enforcement should oppose the drug war, because it hampers real police work.

Newt Gingrich predicts prison reform will be a major GOP issue in 2016

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“It’s just really a revolution.”

A millennial duo’s ambitious goal to make prison reform go viral — and be a top issue in 2016

Bill Smith, a former meth dealer, displays his tattoo for the camera. (via Strong Returns/screenshot)

Bill Smith rolls up the sleeve of his plaid shirt, revealing a tattoo of a goateed devil whose ice-blue eyes look down his forearm.

Elizabeth Warren’s 2016 backers ding Hillary: ‘If these past two weeks have shown us anything …’

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The niche enthusiasts desperate for Elizabeth Warren to say “I’m running for president” are taking advantage of Hillary Clinton’s email controversy to turn up the noise.

Ben Carson and Hillary have the top-selling 2016 books. Reviewers love one. They loathe the other.

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Last summer, we reported about the chilly reception to Hillary Clinton’s “Hard Choices.” With news that it and Ben Carson’s “One Nation” are the top-selling books among 2016 contenders so far, we thought we’d revisit the reviews to see how each work is being received, and whether there’s a real possibility that Americans are hate-reading one of the two texts.

Hillary Clinton answers for her shady email practices — and only creates more questions

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If she had to do it all over again, she probably wouldn’t have done this press conference.

Hypocrisy: One of Hillary’s underlings was ripped by government for … using private email

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Shocker: One of Hillary Clinton’s State Department underlings was ripped by a government audit for conducting official business through private email.

US Ambassador to South Korea in stable condition after knife attack

U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert leaves a lecture hall for a hospital in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, March 5, 2015 after being attacked by a man. Lippert was attacked by a man wielding a razor and screaming that the rival Koreas should be unified, South Korean police and media said Thursday. (AP Photo/Yonhap, Kim Ju-Sung)

U.S. Ambassador Mark Lippert was in stable condition after a man screaming demands for a unified North and South Korea slashed him on the face and wrist with a knife, South Korean police and U.S. officials said Thursday.

Human rights leader and Putin adversary says Obama should ‘resign’ for failing the free world

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Chess legend and Putin critic Garry Kasparov sharply criticized President Obama Tuesday in the wake of a Russian opposition leader’s murder.

‘How a real leader acts and sounds:’ Netanyahu stirs Congress in address, provokes strong response

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WASHINGTON (AP) — In a speech that stirred political intrigue in two countries, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Congress on Tuesday that negotiations underway between Iran and the United States would “all but guarantee” that Tehran will get nuclear weapons, a step that the world must avoid at all costs.

Rand Paul wins CPAC straw poll, Scott Walker follows as a close second

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Md., Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) won his third consecutive Conservative Political Action Conference straw poll victory at Saturday, news that was met with chants of “President Paul” throughout the Potomac Ballroom at the Gaylord National Convention Center. Paul took in 25.7 percent of the votes in the poll out of the field of 17 potential Republican candidates. The […]

Rick Perry comes out swinging on immigration at CPAC

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Md., Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry strutted onto the stage in control of his tough-but-patriotic Texan cowboy image, and promised to “speak plainly” during his Conservative Political Action Conference address Friday morning.

Marco Rubio: Hillary is ‘Yesterday’

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Marco Rubio knocked what he called the “Obama-Clinton foreign policy” in a well-received, forward-looking appearance at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday morning.

CPAC 2015: Conservatives can learn from liberals on millennial outreach, but must stay set apart on policies

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Conservatives have a lot to learn from the left when it comes to millennial outreach, but must be careful to make sure that their policies and politics still look different from their liberal opponents, a Conservative Political Action Panel concluded Thursday morning. During the elaborately titled “Reclaiming the American Dream: Millennials Look Toward Their Future” panel, […]

Christie: No parent’s dream for their children is a minimum wage increase

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks with Laura Ingraham during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Md., Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Gov. Chris Christie wants his party to spend its time promoting the middle class, not defending the wealthy.

Rudy Giuliani said Obama doesn’t love America. And he didn’t stop there.

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Rudy Giuliani leveled a pointed attack against President Obama’s patriotism at a private gathering Wednesday, going for the mother of all political criticisms.