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Obama Commutes Stiff Cocaine Prison Terms

U.S. President Barack Obama has commuted the lengthy prison terms of eight people convicted of cocaine offenses in the most extensive use of his power to free inmates. Obama said Thursday the six men and two women were all convicted of crack cocaine offenses and have served more than 15 years in prison, with several of them facing life terms.  But he said they were sentenced under an old U.S. law that required lengthier prison terms for those convicted of crack cocaine offenses...

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