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Russia sentences seven anti-Putin activists to prison, detains 200 protesters

Russian police detained hundreds of protesters Monday outside a court that sentenced seven activists to prison terms of up to four years for demonstrations against Vladimir Putin's third presidential inauguration. The Moscow court sentenced the seven……

U.S. Sentencing Commission expected to recommend lower sentences for drug dealing

Prison terms for all federal drug dealing offences could be cut under a sweeping sentencing review expected to be announced on Thursday that may go much further than the tentative steps toward ending America’s “war on drugs”, begun this week by attorney general Eric Holder. The US Sentencing Commission, the…