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Clinton's call for easing harsh sentencing laws is echoed by Republican rivals
Clinton's call for easing harsh sentencing laws is echoed by Republican rivals

Hillary Rodham Clinton might have preferred to use her first big policy announcement to discuss confronting stagnant middle-class wages, or runaway higher-education costs, or even big money in politics. Instead, she found herself Wednesday talking about body cameras on cops and lengthy prison terms. The social unrest in Ferguson, Mo., and Baltimore, unleashed by the deaths of African Americans and accusations of police abuse, has put the nation’s flawed criminal justice system at the center of the nascent presidential race. Candidates are in a scramble to draw up their visions for fixing it. “We have to come to terms with some hard truths about race and justice in...

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