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Trump’s last-minute pardons include Bannon, Lil Wayne and scores of others

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President Donald Trump issued a raft of 11th-hour pardons and commutations early Wednesday that included his onetime political strategist, a former top fundraiser and two well-known rappers but not himself or his fa...

Trump’s 11th-hour pardons keep with tradition, even if those pardoned do not

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President Donald Trump's expected batch of 100 pardons and commutations on the penultimate day of his presidency won't be the highest of his recent predecessors. But his record of clemency could very well be the mos...

Trump to issue around 100 pardons and commutations Tuesday, sources say

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President Donald Trump is preparing to issue around 100 pardons and commutations on his final full day in office Tuesday, according to three people familiar with the matter, a major batch of clemency actions that in...

Survivors of Blackwater massacre in Iraq slam Trump’s pardons for US guards behind killing

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Baghdad, Iraq An Iraqi man who survived an infamous massacre of unarmed civilians by American security guards in Baghdad has condemned President Donald Trump's decision to pardon the men as "unjust." Seventeen Iraqi...

5 things to know for December 23: Stimulus, pardons, coronavirus, Israel, Walmart

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NC governor pardons 5, including man wrongly imprisoned for 44 years

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North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper granted pardons Thursday to five men convicted of crimes they did not commit, including one freed this year after serving 44 years on a wrongful rape conviction. "We must continue to w...

Trump associates, including Giuliani, are asking for pardons

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President Donald Trump's associates are making appeals to him in the hopes of obtaining pardons before he leaves office, a source familiar with the matter told CNN on Tuesday. The source said the list of associates...

What America’s former Presidents can teach Trump about pardons

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Thomas Balcerski teaches history at Eastern Connecticut State University. He is the author of "Bosom Friends: The Intimate World of James Buchanan and William Rufus King" (Oxford University Press). He tweets @tbalcer...

Virginia governor conditionally pardons a young Black man with autism who was serving 10 years for a car crash

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Virginia's governor this week conditionally pardoned a young Black man with autism who was serving 10 years in prison after being involved in two car crashes in 2019 that left two people seriously injured. Matthew R...

Colorado governor pardons people convicted of possession of up to an ounce of marijuana

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People who have been convicted of possession of one ounce or less of marijuana in Colorado are being pardoned by Gov. Jared Polis. Polis signed an executive order on Thursday issuing the pardons, according to a news...