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The Democratic Party has a new leader. Former Labor Secretary Tom Perez was elected the new chairman of the Democratic National Committee on Saturday.

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You may have noticed curvier bodies are slowly making their way onto billboards and fashion magazines.

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President Donald Trump gives his first joint address to Congress Tuesday night. We're also expecting a revised executive order on refugees later this week.

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President Trump addressed the conservative conference known as CPAC this morning.

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Good morning. I'm David Greene.

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Chris Christie Will Soon Need A Job

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Michael Ryan, 45, is a juvenile judge in Cleveland, Ohio. And like many of the kids who end up in his courtroom, he didn't have an easy childhood.

He adored his mother, he tells his son — also named Michael, 19, at StoryCorps in Cleveland, but she was addicted to heroin.

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