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Dec. 7, 2015

Good morning from Washington, a day after President Obama painted a sobering picture of the threat of terrorism in a speech from the White House. Today we bring you the story of a longtime prisoner who has a second chance at life after being granted clemency. Our short documentary comes amid debate in Congress over criminal justice reform. Lawmakers will have a busy week trying to finalize a government spending bill before Friday's deadline. We chronicle fights brewing over Obamacare and government regulations.

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This Veteran Faced Life in Prison for One Nonviolent Crime. After 19 Years, He's Free.

The Daily Signal's Josh Siegel traveled to Newberry, S.C., to spend time with Douglas Lindsay to chronicle his first moments of freedom, and his adjustment to life outside prison.

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Lawmakers Vote in Favor of Cronyism, but It Won't Be Business as Usual for the Ex-Im Bank

By restoring the corporate welfare doled out by the Export-Import Bank, a majority of Congress demonstrated yet again their stubborn allegiance to special interests over the public interest.

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