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Updated at 8:27 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " President Barack Obama on Friday commuted the sentences of 95 prisoners and pardoned two more, part of an ongoing effort within the White House to rethink a criminal justice system that critics say has resulted in overly harsh and expensive punishment for thousands of drug offenders.

Updated at 8:26 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio railed against the year-end budget and tax package, suggested he might slow down its inevitable passage and then skipped the vote Friday.

Updated at 8:25 PM

UNITED NATIONS (AP) " U.N. Security Council members have unanimously approved a U.N. resolution endorsing a peace process for Syria including a cease-fire and talks between the Damascus government and the opposition.

Updated at 8:07 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " President Barack Obama is urging Turkey to continue pulling its troops out of Iraq in a bid to resolve the dispute between the two countries.

Updated at 8:06 PM

Nicki Minaj has revealed the cast of Nicki, the upcoming ABC Family sitcom based on her...

Updated at 8:05 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign angrily accused the Democratic Party of "taking our campaign hostage" on Friday after it was temporarily barred from accessing a trove of information about potential voters as punishment for...

Updated at 8:03 PM

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) " The African Union on Friday authorized sending 5,000 peacekeepers to Burundi to stop deadly unrest there from deteriorating further over President Pierre Nkurunziza's extended tenure in office.

Updated at 7:58 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Congress ended its chaotic year on a surprising note of bipartisan unity and productivity Friday, overwhelmingly approving a massive 2016 tax and spending package and sending it to President Barack Obama for his signature.

Updated at 7:55 PM

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) " Hasbro hit back Friday in a lawsuit over who owns the rights to The Game of Life, flatly denying claims by a toy inventor's widow who says her husband created the board game and that she is owed $2 million or more in...

Updated at 7:49 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) " Nearly three dozen religious colleges and universities in 20 U.S. states have received federal waivers allowing them not to accommodate transgender students in admissions, housing and other areas of campus life, according to a...

Updated at 7:47 PM

BEIRUT (AP) " At tightly guarded facilities in south Lebanon, men as young as 17 undergo training by the Shiite guerrilla group Hezbollah on weapons and anti-insurgent tactics before being sent to Syria to fight alongside President Bashar Assad's...

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