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Obama Pushes for Criminal Justice Reform

President Barack Obama on Tuesday called for an overhaul of the U.S. criminal justice system, calling it an issue that the nation can't afford to ignore. "In far too many cases, the punishment simply doesn't fit the crime,'' Obama told the NAACP's annual convention in Philadelphia. The United States, he said, jails as many people as the top 35 European nations combined, with African-Americans and Latinos disproportionately put behind bars for nonviolent drug...

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