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Friday Nite Videos -- May 23, 2014

Sen. Elizabeth Warren's keynote at the New Populism Conference. John Lennon: Instant Karma. Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs. Just Say No ... to the War on Drugs. Drug Tests Must Now Include Females.

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Elizabeth Warren Is Ready to Fight
 
Sen. Elizabeth Warren's (D-Mass.) gives the keynote address at The New Populism Conference on May 22, sponsored by the Campaign for America's Future.
 
 

 


 

John Lennon: Instant Karma
 
Better get yourself together darlin', 
Join the human race, 
How in the world you gonna see, 
Laughin' at fools like me, 
Who on earth d'you think you are, 
A super star, 
Well, right you are. 
 
 

 


 

Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs
 
They flew with their fingers. They walked on their wings. Some were gigantic, while others could fit in the palm of a hand. Millions of years ago, the skies were ruled by pterosaurs, the first animals with backbones to fly under their own power. In the new exhibition Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs, rare fossils, life-size models, and hands-on interactives bring these ancient animals to life.
 
 

 


 

Just Say No ... to the War on Drugs
 
Every day, more Americans agree the War on Drugs has failed and must change. The Smarter Sentencing Act will save billions of dollars and ease dangerous overcrowding in prisons by reducing sentences for non-violent drug offenders. It will also help strengthen communities and reduce racial injustice. Ask your members of Congress to pass the Smarter Sentencing Act. It's a vital first step. A Eugene Jarecki Digital Short. Featuring the Turf Feinz/YAK Films.
 
 

 


 

Drug Tests Must Now Include Females
 
The National Institutes of Health announced that it will require scientists to test new drugs on both male and female animals. Until now, most early trials have been conducted on males. Judy Woodruff joins Dr. Janine Clayton of National Institutes of Health and Phyllis Greenberger of Society for Women's Health Research to discuss the past problems driving the decision.