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Obama, Teaming up with ‘Vice,’ Will Become the First U.S. President to Visit a Federal Prison

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Over the course of 43 different American presidents, you’d think that at some point, just one of them would have thought — even if for PR purposes — to visit a federal prison, given that our country boasts the largest prison population in the world and the second largest per-capita rate of incarceration. (As Deadline explains, America encompasses only 5% of the world’s population, but 25% of its prisoners.) Thus far, however, it’s never happened — but that’s about to change, thanks to Obama and, less expectedly, Vice and HBO. Through its deal with HBO, Vice is making a special that’s an “in-depth look into the dire impact the current criminal justice system is having on millions of Americans.”
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Sandwich Spokesperson Jared Fogle’s Home Raided

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Jared Fogle — who you may recall as the man who’d stand next to an oversized pair of pants, then stand next to a sandwich, and thereby urge people that Subway sandwiches would help them lose weight —   had his home raided this morning. The NY Daily News reports that Fogle, 37, was held outside his Zionsville, Indiana home while an FBI task force investigated his property and took certain suspicious electronics to a forensics van nearby. 
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