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Obama Commutes 61 Prison Sentences:

President Barack Obama commuted the prison sentences of 61 people who were serving time for drug offenses, the White House announced Wednesday, furthering his push to reform what he sees as overzealous sentencing laws.

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To highlight his efforts, Obama spent an hour Wednesday afternoon having lunch with former prisoners whose time behind bars had been shortened.
“By exercising these presidential powers, I have the chance to show people what a second chance can look like,” Obama said after his meal.

Trump Campaign Releases Letter Confirming IRS Audit:

Donald Trump on Wednesday released a letter from his tax attorneys attesting that the GOP presidential front-runner’s tax filings from 2009 and onward are still being audited by the Internal Revenue Service.

The IRS has, however, completed audits of Trump’s tax returns through his 2008 filing. Trump’s tax returns have been audited by the IRS each year since 2002, the letter said, and Trump’s tax returns between those years “have been closed administratively by agreement with the IRS without assessment or payment, on a net basis, of any deficiency,” the lawyers stated.

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Whoopi Goldberg Launches Weed Startup For Women

Actress and comedian Whoopi Goldberg is the cofounder of a new medicinal marijuana startup that’s geared toward providing relief for women during that time of the month.

The company is called Whoopi & Maya, after Goldberg and her cofounder Maya Elisabeth, who’s been running medical marijuana company Om Edibles since 2008.

The women are launching four products to help relieve period cramps and discomfort. Sort of a “menstrual survival kit,” the products range from edibles, tinctures or liquid extracts, rubs and a bath soak. All are infused with cannabis.

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