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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaks about the Green New Deal in Washington, D.C., on May 13. She has shined a spotlight on a once-obscure brand of economics known as "modern monetary theory."
A wall titled "Who's The Next To Drop Out?" with faces of the Democratic candidates running for president in the 2020 election is displayed during the Netroots Nation conference at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia on Saturday.
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Protesters gathered outside of Police Headquarters in Manhattan in May to protest during the police disciplinary hearing for Officer Daniel Pantaleo, who was accused of using a chokehold that led to Eric Garner's death in 2014.
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Students podcasts from the Steel City Academy in Gary, Indiana, Erin Addison (left), Evan Addison, and Andrew Arevalo (right), look over a planning map of the City of Gary.
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Joaquin Guzman, also known as "El Chapo," was sentenced to a life term in prison plus 30 years Wednesday. After the sentencing in a Brooklyn courthouse, U.S. attorneys and other officials greeted the media, including Ariana Fajardo Orshan, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida.
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Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter begins closing statements during the opioid trial at the Cleveland County Courthouse in Norman, Okla., on Monday, July 15. It's the first public trial to emerge from roughly 2,000 U.S. lawsuits aimed at holding drugmakers accountable for the nation's opioid epidemic.
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Alexis Conell battled end-stage renal disease for years before receiving her kidney transplant in 2012. Paying for the drugs needed to keep her kidneys healthy is a struggle.
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Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, shown here on Capitol Hill in April, announced last month that most staff from two USDA research agencies were being relocated to the Kansas City region.
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Former acting Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights John Gore speaks at the Justice Department in 2018 in Washington, D.C. Gore and other Trump administration officials are accused of providing false or misleading statements about the origins of a citizenship question they tried to get on the 2020 census.
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An arrest has been made in connection with the killing of Sadie Roberts-Joseph, who was found dead in the trunk of her car last week. Above, Roberts-Joseph stands between Sgt. Kyle Callihan (left) and Sgt. Michael Gauthier, who are with the Baton Rouge Police Department.
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