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David Padilla, a 48-year-old father of three, was sentenced to life in prison in 1997. After serving 19 years, President Obama commuted his sentence. NPR's Scott Simon shares Padilla's story.

Floods aren't over in the Midwest but some of the hardest hit small towns around St. Louis have begun cleaning up. North Country Public Radio's Brian Mann reports from the Bourbeuse River.

The Army is asking for volunteers to eat Meals Ready to Eat — and nothing but — for six weeks for a study on gut health. NPR's Scott Simon reflects on MREs and the jokes soldiers crack about them.

Anton Gunn rose in the ranks from local activist to working in the Obama White House. He's now in South Carolina, disengaged from national politics and watching the 2016 candidates from the sidelines.

The Fayetteville Police Department has begun to implement 76 recommendations to eliminate racial disparity in traffic stops and reduce the use of deadly force.

Three months into near-daily Palestinian attacks on Israelis, the mood in Jerusalem is grim. But many people are adjusting to the violence as a new normal.

Howard Bryant of ESPN.com and ESPN the magazine previews the college football championship, then turns to hockey.

Berklee College of Music boasts a long list of Grammy Award winners among its alumni. But now, Berklee is filling classes with students making music for podcasts, video games and commercials.

Saudi Arabia has executed 47 people, including Shiite cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr. Iran had close ties to al-Nimr and condemned the execution, saying there will be consequences for Saudi Arabia.

Washington state let about 3,200 felons out early over 12 years because of a software glitch. Now it's tracking them down, and finding some have re-offended while they should've been behind bars.

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