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#click3 A weird odor at the Capitol

07/22/13 08:41PM

1.  A weird, big "corpse plant" that smells like rotting flesh blossomed next to the U.S. Capitol. Four words: "Little Shop of Horrors" 2.  The 'selfie' phenomenon began with tweens, is now being appropriated by septuagenarians like Geraldo Rivera. 3. No one else in the world Kate Middleton had a baby today! Some people are excited, but some are curmudgeons. read more

U.S. military guards move a detainee inside the American detention center for "enemy combatants" on September 16, 2010 in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Pentagon announces Gitmo review hearings

07/22/13 06:15PM

Seventy-one prisoners at the Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility will receive hearings concerning their detention, the Pentagon notified habeas attorneys via email on Friday evening. Attorneys received no details on when hearings would commence or which prisoners would be receiving them, simply that the process was being activated. read more

Inmate Bobby Cortez, 29, sits in a cage at the California Institution for Men state prison in Chino, California, June 3, 2011.  (Photo by Lucy Nicholson/Reuters)

States push to provide some ex-felons a second chance

07/21/13 12:01AM

Walter Fortson is a young man with impressive credentials: He graduated with honors from Rutgers University this year and is headed to the University of Cambridge on a prestigious Truman scholarship. But on a typical job application, the first thing an employer might notice about Fortson is that he's an ex-felon. Fortson, 28, served two years in prison for dealing crack cocaine: He got out in March 2010 and has been clean since. Though he's successfully turned his life around, he says discrimination against those with a criminal record is very real. read more

The health care start-up

The health care start-up

07/19/13 08:53PM

Chris Hayes talks with Kevin Nazemi, one of the co-founders of Oscar Insurance, a brand new insurance company to rival companies like Aetna and UnitedHealth. watch

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