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Bernie's Ideas Aren't on the Fringe Any More

'Where We Go From Here' author and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders talks about the meaning of the midterm election his ideas about where the Democrats and the country need to go from here.

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Line Riders | Beethoven's 5th

Over three months of painstaking hand drawing went into synchronizing this wild journey of a line rider track to Beethoven's Fifth Symphony.

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Roma | Movie

Chronicles of a tumultuous year in the life of a middle-class family in Mexico City in the early 1970s. Exclusive Limited Theatrical Engagements on 11/21 and on Netflix 12/14. Full review here.

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PETA: Don't Drag Us into This

 
Late Night writers Amber Ruffin and Jenny Hagel take a moment to ask PETA to rethink comparing phrases that mention cruelty to animals to racist and homophobic slurs.

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¡LAS SANDINISTAS! | Documentary

Las Sandinistas, a new feature-length documentary film that examines the Nicaraguan revolution of the 1980’s, arrives in theaters at a critical political juncture. Full review here.

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Bernie Sanders Keynotes 'The Gathering'

Hundreds of international progressive leaders traveled to Burlington, Vermont for a gathering hosted by the Sanders Institute. Introduction by Harvard professor Cornel West.

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Saudi Arabia

Hasan Minhaj tackles the reality of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman's autocratic rule and, as a Muslim and an American, breaks down why the world should reassess its relationship with Saudi Arabia.

Alexandria Goes to Washington

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been live broadcasting congressional orientation, speaking directly to her viewers and constituents in a way members of Congress have never done before.

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Get This: It's Not 'Both Sides'

Neither party is perfect, but Republicans in Congress have been drifting towards political extremism since long before Trump, and they’re making it impossible for Congress to work the way it’s supposed to.

Ion Drive: The First Flight

Researchers from MIT have flown a plane without moving parts for the first time. It is powered by an ‘ion drive’ which uses high powered electrodes to ionise and accelerate air particles, creating an ‘ionic wind’.

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Drain the Swamp

Donald Trump promised to “drain the swamp.” But considering the culture of corruption inside of his administration, Washington is looking awfully...swampy.

Boy Erased | Movie

There are 77,000 people currently being held in conversion therapy across America. This is one gripping story.

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Team Trump Spreading Doctored Jim Acosta Video

Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders tweeted a doctored video clip from Infowars in which they sped up Jim Acosta's hand movement in an effort to discredit a reputable journalist. She should be forced to resign for this.

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Congo to the Mississippi | Playing For Change

Starting under the hot African sun in the village of Lukala in the Congo, we added musicians wherever we traveled for the past few years until we finally added the piece with Grandpa Elliott playing the harmonica solo in New Orleans.

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Itzhak | Indie Movie

A look at the life, work and religious heritage of violinist Itzhak Perlman.

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Biggest Midterm Blowout in 40 Years

In a Special Report, Ari Melber breaks down how Democrats had a decisive victory in the 2018 midterm elections, winning more House seats than they have in 40 years.

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