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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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Manning judge limits scope of ‘damage’ testimony

FORT MEADE — The military judge presiding over Army Pfc. Bradley Manning’s court-martial threw out some government evidence Wednesday that the classified information Manning disclosed through WikiLeaks had a chilling effect on U.S. foreign relations. Army Col. Denise Lind’s ruling ...

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State Dept. was ‘horrified’ by WikiLeaks releases

FORT MEADE — State Department workers were horrified by WikiLeaks’ publication of more than 250,000 U.S. diplomatic cables leaked by Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, an agency official testified Thursday. Elizabeth Dibble didn’t give any evidence in open court of how ...

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