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FILE - Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., sponsor of the Keystone XL pipeline bill, speaks about Keystone XL, in this Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015 file photo, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Hoeven of North Dakota, the chief Republican sponsor of the bill in the Senate, urged the president to approve the project. The pipeline would carry oil harvested from Canada’s tar sands to Nebraska, where it would connect with existing pipelines to refineries along the Texas Gulf Coast. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File) READ MORE
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Chris Cubas shares a story about the One Percent with a surprise twist

Cubas recalls what he learned on a "date" with a wealthy man: a general lack of empathy that comes with money.

CHICAGO - MAY 02: Class instructor Ana Arredondo (L) assists student Rosa Galan at the Community Learning Resource Center May 2, 2005 at Perez Elementary School in the largely Hispanic Pilsen neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois. Spanish-speaking parents of Chicago Public School (CPS) students will have the opportunity to learn basic computer skills at no cost through a partnership between the CPS Office of Language and Cultural Education and the Mexican university Tecnologico de Monterrey, in Monterrey, Mexico. Upon completion of the 16-week program, parents will receive a diploma from the Tecnologico de Monterrey. (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images) READ MORE
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Chris Gets Money

5 things Chris Cubas learned about being rich for a month

This Austin, TX-based stand-up comedian was given $30,000 to spend in 30 days to learn about income inequality in America.

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Does the One Percent care about the other 99?

In “Chris Gets Money”, comedian Chris Cubas has thirty days to spend $30,000 to examine income inequality in America.

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OAKLAND, CA - MARCH 12:  Protestors with community advocacy group ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) hold signs and surround a man auctioning off foreclosed homes outside of the Alameda County Courthouse March 12, 2009 in Oakland, California. Dozens of protestors demonstrated as foreclosed properties were being auctioned off on the steps of the Alameda County Courthouse.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) READ MORE
CLEVELAND, OH - JULY 21:  Peter Thiel, co-founder of PayPal,  delivers a speech during the evening session on the fourth day of the Republican National Convention on July 21, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump received the number of votes needed to secure the party's nomination. An estimated 50,000 people are expected in Cleveland, including hundreds of protesters and members of the media. The four-day Republican National Convention kicked off on July 18.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) READ MORE
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The stars of this groundbreaking show about Latino teens are getting political

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AMERICA with Jorge Ramos

Chasing the Dream, Episode 3: Double Duty

Meet Sade Reed—a single mom who works a 12-hour overnight shift at a hospital 3-5 days a week.

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NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 23:  U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) speaks to supporters in Manhattan at an event where he went over his core political beliefs on June 23, 2016 in New York City. Speaking to an enthusiastic crowd, Sanders did not speak about Hillary Clinton who has secured the delegates to win the Democratic presidential nomination.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) READ MORE
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COSTA MESA, CA - APRIL 01:  Seven-year-old April Palazios, whose parents came from Guatemala, waves Guatemalan and US flags as protesters march to decry pending federal legislation aimed at reducing illegal immigration on April 1, 2006 in Costa Mesa, California. An estimated 1,500 to 2,000 people participated in today's demonstration including members of the Mexican American Political Association, Hermandad Mexicana Latino Americana, and Service Employees International Union participated in the rally.  (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images) READ MORE
WASHINGTON - AUGUST 08:  U.S. President Barack Obama pauses as he makes a statement at the State Dining Room of the White House August 8, 2011 in Washington, DC. Obama spoke on the economy, S&P downgrade and the loss of Navy SEAL members in Afghanistan.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) READ MORE
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The mole people of the Las Vegas Strip

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BALTIMORE, MD - OCTOBER 5:    The national program, Money Follows the Person, helps low-income individuals and the elderly transition to semi-independent. Sonia Savage, 30, spent nearly two years in a Baltimore nursing home after being struck by a car in 2009. She was crossing the street with her 7-year-old daughter, who died in the crash. Savage suffered a traumatic brain injury, a stroke and broken bones. She still uses a wheelchair and walker but lives in her own house with her two children Essence Jones, 5, center, and Ezekiel Jones, 3, right.  The family is sitting in front of their home.   (Photo by Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post via Getty Images) READ MORE
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