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President Barack Obama speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington on Monday. The president cut the prison sentences of 46 convicts.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
President Barack Obama speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington on Monday. The president cut the prison sentences of 46 convicts. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Obama seeks broader criminal justice reform after commutations

WASHINGTON  — Hoping to seize on a moment of opportunity, President Barack Obama is pushing for bipartisan action to change the criminal justice system in ways that go far beyond the limited executive powers he's used to reduce harsh prison sentences for dozens of non-violent offenders. In a speech to the NAACP's annual convention in Philadelphia ...

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