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Holder: Rethink mandatory minimums for drug crimes

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric Holder announced a major shift Monday in federal sentencing policies, targeting long mandatory terms that he said have flooded the nation’s prisons with low-level drug offenders and diverted crime-fighting dollars that could be far better ...

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Holder to announce grant winners in Towson

TOWSON — U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will be in Towson to announce grants to 13 jurisdictions that are helping to fight intellectual property theft. Holder will join U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein in making the announcement Wednesday at Towson University. ...

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Issa challenges executive privilege claim ahead of contempt vote

WASHINGTON  — With a vote looming to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress, a House committee chairman is challenging President Barack Obama’s claim of executive privilege, invoked to maintain secrecy for some documents related to a failed ...

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