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Obama Commutes Sentences of 98 More Prisoners

Three months before leaving office, President Barack Obama has shortened the prison sentences for 98 convicts serving time for drug-related offenses, the White House said Thursday. So far this year, Obama has commuted the sentences of 688 people, including 42 serving life sentences. Since taking office in January 2009, Obama has granted 872 commutations — more than the entire number of commutations granted by the previous 11 presidents combined. Almost all those who have received...

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