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Quvenzhané Wallis, who was nominated for an Oscar for her role in Beasts of...
The famously redheaded orphan is played this time by African American actress Quvenzhané Wallis. "The original Annie had a red Afro," points out Indiana University scholar Terri Francis.
High-profile figures like Lebron James and Derrick Rose are speaking out about the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown. Audie Cornish talks to Dave Zirin, sports editor of The Nation.
One of the leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement is Phillip Agnew, a Florida-based activist with the group Dream Defenders. Agnew talks with Audie Cornish about the recent demonstrations.
When the next session of Congress begins in January, it will be the first in more than 60 years without a veteran of World War II. It's a generation that dominated the House and Senate for decades.
The staff's goal was to reduce the prescription of antipsychotic drugs by 20 percent. In the first year, they cut use by 97 percent. How? By addressing the real reasons for agitation and aggression.
Democrats on the Senate intelligence committee released a report saying the CIA misled higher-ups and didn't accurately describe its post-Sept. 11 interrogation tactics. The CIA disputes the findings.