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Together With the Kuklapolitans

In the middle of the past century, a gentle crew of puppets united the TV watchers of America.

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Miranda warning history: How the language of the warning became standard.

While the cadence of the Miranda warning that begins "You have the right to remain silent..." is now so familiar that most Americans can recite it by heart, the language, penned by California officials, only rooted itself in American culture when an enterprising D.A. sold these “Miranda warning cards” to law enforcement agencies across the U.S. in the late 1960s.