Obama's Parting Letter To The American People
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President Obama has commuted sentences for another group of federal inmates, bringing his total commutation count to 1,715.
Before leaving the White House, President Obama gave 330 federal prisoners a parting gift: shorter prison sentences.
In total, Obama shortened 1,715 prison sentences during his time in office. That includes 568 life sentences. The White House points out Obama granted more commutations than any president in history — and more than the past 13 presidents combined.
The bulk of those commutations were for nonviolent drug offenders who would have received shorter sentences if they'd been convicted today. Obama has used previous clemency acts to urge Congress to reform sentencing laws.
Several members of Congress want to restart a stalled bipartisan push for criminal justice reform. But President-elect Donald Trump's attorney general pick, Jeff Sessions, has been hostile to sentencing reform measures in the past.
Carter is celebrating his birthday seven months after entering hospice care. He is the oldest-living former president in U.S. history.
The German Shepherd has bitten or otherwise attacked Secret Service personnel at least 10 other times.
Former President Donald Trump's fame came from real estate, but a judge has ruled the road there was fraudulent.
The state law stops county, city or municipal governments from banning specific dog breeds.
The furloughs will impact workers at Ford plants in Chicago and Lima, Ohio, as well as GM's metal centers in Parma, Ohio, and Marion, Indiana.
Gideon Cody's resignation came one day after a Scripps News Kansas City investigation revealed eye-opening witness evidence.