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Obama shortens prison sentences for 98 convict: White House

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U.S. President Barack Obama shortened the prison sentences for 98 convicts serving time for drug-related offenses in his latest round of commutations, the White House said on Thursday.

Obama has granted 688 commutations this year, for a total so far in his presidency of 872. The commutations are part of Obama’s push to reform the criminal justice system to reduce the number of people serving long sentences for non-violent drug offenses.

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(Reporting by Roberta Rampton; Editing by James Dalgleish)


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‘Unconscionable’: Trump administration turns a blind eye to price gouging amid the coronavirus pandemic

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The Federal Trade Commission, the federal agency created more than a century ago by President Woodrow Wilson, is supposed to protect consumers, but don’t expect the commission’s Republican majority to step in as our nation’s citizens are searching for hand sanitizer and face masks.

Sandeep Vaheesan, the legal director at the Open Markets Institute, said the FTC has been reluctant to act on complaints about price gouging.

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Trump falsely tweets ‘LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL!’ as America begins worst week yet of coronavirus deaths

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President Donald Trump kicked off what medical experts – and his own Surgeon General – have said will be the worst week yet of coronavirus deaths, by posting this wholly false tweet:

LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 6, 2020

On Sunday's "Meet the Press" Surgeon General Jerome Adams warned, "The next week is going to be our Pearl Harbor moment. It's going to be our 9/11 moment. It's going to be the hardest moment for many Americans in their entire lives."

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Giuliani trying to ‘regain relevance’ by advising Trump behind the scenes on coronavirus cures: report

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According to a report in the Washington Post, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is slowly reinserting himself back into White House affairs by advising Donald Trump on possible cures for the coronavirus.

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