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Americans remember King’s “I Have a Dream” speech precisely because he spoke in elevated English. You won’t find him referring to “folks” anywhere in that speech. 
Trump's nominee to the Sentencing Commission, Bill Otis, says it's true that blacks and Hispanics are more violent than whites; argues that "Orientals" stay out of jail more because of "Oriental culture." 
Morning chuckle from the great Andy Newman. “There are a lot of ways to run afoul of local laws in this town.” 
Life-saving hep C drugs cost $80 in Egypt, $26,000 here. How much should drug companies be able to charge prison systems to treat inmates? 
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