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Inside Cook County Jail, where inmates get Obamacare

03/02/15 09:46AM

A growing number of jails are enrolling inmates in Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion in hopes of reducing recidivism and health-care costs. They're trying to reach individuals like Trinidad Sanchez, 33, said who said he committed crimes in the past just to get mental-health treatment. read more

CPAC Vignettes

Behind the scenes at CPAC

02/27/15 03:31PM

Conservatives around the country gathered this week for CPAC, a traditional showcase event for GOP presidential candidates. read more

Finland's Ahonen soars past judges windows during the normal hill HS100 mixed team ski jumping event of the Nordic World Ski Championships in Falun

This Week in Pictures: Feb. 21-27

02/27/15 02:29PM

Spring training in the U.S., fashion week in London and Seville, and the start of Holi in India offered colorful notes to the week. But in Haiti, funerals were held for the victims of last week's Carnival stampede in Port-au-Prince and a ferry accident in Bangladesh killed dozens of passengers when it capsized in the Padma river. read more

President Barack Obama takes part in a MSNBC town hall event on immigration with Jose Diaz-Balart in Miami, Fla., on Feb. 25th, 2015.

Behind the scenes at President Obama's immigration town hall

02/25/15 10:39PM

A defiant President Obama pledged on Wednesday to do everything in his power to overhaul the immigration system and veto anything that stood in his way. Speaking at a town hall hosted by MSNBC and Telemundo, Obama sat down with José Díaz-Balart at Florida International University in Miami, the president took questions in English and Spanish. read more

Ukraine to Russia: 'Get out of our land'

02/25/15 06:35PM

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk is demanding that Russian President Vladimir Putin remove heavy weaponry from eastern Ukraine, a key condition of a truce that Ukrainian officials accuse Russia of violating. read more

This Week in Pictures: Feb. 14-20

02/20/15 12:45PM

Valentine's Day, New York Fashion Week, the Westminster Dog Show, and Carnival offered some much needed levity during a week that continued to bring heavy news from around the world. read more

On Feb. 23, 1979, Frank E. Peterson, Jr., the Marine Corps first black aviator, was named the first African-American General in the United States Marine Corps.

MSNBC's Throwback Thursday

02/19/15 10:00AM

Take a look back at moments in history with MSNBC's "Throwback Thursdays" a photo journey from politics to pop culture, and everything in between. read more

Ladies from the Portela samba school in costumes for Carnival in Rio de Janeiro (Photo by Wayne Lawrence for MSNBC)

The faces of Rio de Janeiro's Carnival

02/17/15 01:24PM

Tens of thousands of people are packing the streets of Brazil, reveling for five days in dancing, celebrating, pageantry, and dazzling costumes as the country's annual carnival season continues this week. Each year, local residents participate in the Carnival of Brazil, arguably the most famous holiday in the country. read more

Slow crawl toward justice for broken-hearted families

02/17/15 09:58AM

Sometimes, when the ache of her son’s death cuts deeper than usual, Constance Malcolm says she can feel his spirit wash over her like a warm whisper. But in the three years since 18-year-old Ramarley Graham was shot and killed by police in their Bronx apartment, his mother’s fight for justice has been cold and elusive. ... read more

Mass wedding ceremony in Kathmandu

This Week in Pictures: Feb. 7-13

02/13/15 10:34AM

The conflict in Ukraine continues despite peace talks, the trial for the killer of Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield begins, and the East Coast braces for cold. read more

Life in North Korea: A glimpse inside an isolated nation

02/11/15 11:04AM

The standard publicity shots are well known: Images of the smiling North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un saluting orderly formations of soldiers or touring sterile new factories. But the real story behind one of the nation's most isolated nations is difficult to parse. read more

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