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APR 28, 2016 - Huffington Post

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Senators Breathe New Life Into Criminal Justice Reform Bill, Unveil Changes

WASHINGTON -- Efforts to reform the country’s strict sentencing laws aren’t dead in Congress just yet. A bipartisan group of senior senators revealed revisions Thursday to legislation that would reduce mandatory minimum sentences for nonviolent offenders and give judges greater discretion on sentencing for low-level drug crimes.   The changes prevent violent criminals from qualifying for reduced sentencing options. However, they ...

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APR 28, 2016 - Huffington Post

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Criminal Justice Reform Bill Moves Forward In The Senate

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A revised criminal justice reform bill moved closer to a full U.S. Senate vote on Thursday when it gained support from more Republicans after being stalled for months in Congress. In a legacy-shaping issue for President Barack Obama, the measure's sponsors announced four new Republican co-sponsor senators and a new version of the bill at a press ...

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APR 28, 2016 - Washington Times

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Obama tells student journalists Mitch McConnell is unfair

President Obama dropped in on a group of college journalists at the White House Thursday, and urged them to pursue a career of holding leaders accountable — leaders such as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who's blocking his Supreme Court nominee. "You may have heard there's a Supreme Court vacancy," ...

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APR 28, 2016 - Huffington Post

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It's Time To Freak Out Over Zika, Marco Rubio Warns GOP

function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); WASHINGTON — Republican leaders in Congress may be taking a slow, deliberate approach to dealing with the looming threat of the Zika virus, but Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) warned his colleagues Thursday that it’s about time for them to freak out about the mosquito-borne disease. The administration of President Barack Obama asked for ...

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APR 28, 2016 - Politico

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