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President Barack Obama delivers remarks at an Organizing for Action event at the Mandarin Oriental hotel on July 22, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Kristoffer Tripplaar-Pool/Getty Images)

Obama Commutes Sentences for 8 Drug Convictions

President Barack Obama on Thursday commuted the sentences of eight people he said were serving unduly harsh drug sentences in the most expansive use yet of his power to free inmates.