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Obama commutes sentences for 8 drug inmates under new policy

WASHINGTON — President Obama on Wednesday cut short prison time for eight drug convicts as part of his new initiative to reduce harsh sentences under outdated guidelines, a step that could lead to a vast expansion of presidential clemency in his final two years in office.

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Fla. parole commission gives 'prison Houdini' hope

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A man known as a "prison Houdini" might finally see freedom after more than 35 years — this time without an elaborate escape.

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Appeals court overturns sex-change for inmate

BOSTON (AP) — A divided federal appeals court on Tuesday overturned a ruling ordering Massachusetts prison officials to provide taxpayer-funded sex-reassignment surgery for an inmate convicted of murder.

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