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Author Piper Kerman attends "Orange Is The New Black" New York Premiere at The New York Botanical Garden on June 25, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty)

All In agenda: The woman behind 'Orange Is the New Black'

08/13/13 04:57PM

Tuesday night on All In: Piper Kerman, author of the bestseller Orange Is the New Black which inspired the new Netflix series of the same name, will join Chris Hayes to talk about her memoir and the year in prison that inspired it. The Smith College graduate was 24 years old when she became involved with a drug-smuggling ring for several months at the urging of an older girlfriend. read more

Pre-trial hearings in Facebook 'threat' case begin

08/13/13 04:38PM

Monday marked the first pre-trial hearing in the case of Justin Carter, the Texas 19-year-old accused of making "terroristic threats" over Facebook. Attorney Donald Flanary III, who represents Carter, told msnbc he would seek to have the case dismissed on the ground that Carter's remarks were protected speech and do not constitute a real threat. "We feel pretty good about our case, but it's going to take some time, and that's fine," said Flanary. read more

Workers prepare to raise the silver spire atop the 1 World Trade Center building in New York early Friday, May 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Watch: Look inside the green-friendly One World Trade Center

08/13/13 03:30PM

One World Trade Center—now the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere—has also reached new heights in sustainable design. Steven Plate, director of World Trade Center construction for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, gave msnbc an exclusive tour of the green elements of the building that replaced the twin towers brought down during the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack. read more

#click3: Resurrection of the Monkey Christ Painter

08/12/13 08:46PM

1.  Dude, whose driving my car? Norwegian Prime Minster Jens Stolenberg takes his campaign on the road – literally. 2. After years of trying to hide it, Jerry Lewis’ infamous “The Day the Crown Died” footage surfaces. Proving once again, the Internet always wins. 3. Just call her “The Comeback Kid.” Cecilia Gimenez, the 82-year-old “Monkey Christ Painter,” will launch her first art exhibition this Tuesday. Isn’t that just bananas? read more

Surrounded by family and supporters, New York City Council speaker and mayoral hopeful Christine Quinn, center, laughs while speaking to the media as she announces her mayoral run in New York, Sunday, March 10, 2013. (Photo by Seth Wenig/AP)

New York's mayoral candidates praise 'stop-and-frisk' ruling

08/12/13 08:32PM

When Judge Shira Scheindlin declared the "stop-and-frisk" policing tactic unconstitutional on Monday, she did so only four weeks before primary day for New York City's hotly contested mayoral race. Within a matter of hours, the major Democratic candidates had all released statements applauding the judicial ruling. read more

All In agenda: Becoming 'smarter' on crime

08/12/13 06:20PM

Monday night on All In: Big news in criminal justice. Attorney General Eric Holder announced Monday afternoon he is pushing for major changes to make the U.S. justice system "both smarter and tougher on crime." Charges that carry inflexible mandatory minimum sentences will no longer be brought against non-violent drug offenders who have no ties to gangs or larger organizations. read more

On $8.00 an hour, it's hard to enjoy even simple things like Christmas

08/12/13 04:43PM

Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy My name is Shenita Simon. I live in Brownsville in Brooklyn, N.Y.,  with my husband and three daughters, who are 9, 5, and 5 months old. I work at KFC in Brooklyn, where I started out earning $7.25 per hour. After four months at KFC, I was promoted to shift supervisor and made $7.75 per hour, and only recently got a $0.25 "raise" that was promised to me. It's not enough to support us. I work hard to provide for my family. In 2012, my overtime hours were routinely paid in the following week's check as regular hours. read more

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Tell us your story at #maximumwage

08/12/13 03:08PM

Across the country, working Americans are struggling. Millions are working one or multiple part-time jobs because they couldn't find full-time work. Millions more are making just barely above minimum wage, or working long hours without overtime pay. Wages have stagnated for the past four decades, and even plummeted compared to productivity. Meanwhile, inequality has skyrocketed. read more

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