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News Wrap: Obama issues hundreds of commutations on last day

Aired: 2017-01-19 22:00:00 5:54 Expires: 02/19/17 Rating: NR

President Obama shortened the sentences of 330 federal inmates convicted of drug crimes.

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Political ad spending hikes prices, cuts inventory
CAMPAIGN FINANCE

Political ad spending hikes prices, cuts inventory

MARKETPLACE | Chances are good, especially if you live in a swing state, that you’re being bombarded by political ads.

How Obama left his mark on the criminal justice system
CRIMINAL JUSTICE

How Obama left his mark on the criminal justice system

PBS NEWSHOUR | Obama’s legacy in crime reduction, law and order and curbing police violence.

Single-parent families could see higher taxes under Trump
ECONOMY

Single-parent families could see higher taxes under Trump

MARKETPLACE | NY University professor Lily Batchelder finds that tax cuts for the wealthy could end up being proportionally larger than those for low- and middle-class families.

DeVos finalizes ethics disclosure ahead of confirmation vote
EDUCATION

DeVos finalizes ethics disclosure ahead of confirmation vote

Education Secretary pick Betsy DeVos has finalized her financial and ethics disclosures, paving the way for senators to vote on her confirmation next week.


What crimes make immigrants eligible for deportation?
IMMIGRATION

What crimes make immigrants eligible for deportation?

A variety of crimes can get immigrants detained and deported — and even if they are in the country legally.

Do high-deductible plans make the health care system better?
SOCIAL ISSUES

Do high-deductible plans make the health care system better?

MARKETPLACE | Congressman Tom Price, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick to head up the Department of Health and Human Services, faced his first Senate confirmation hearing.

Several states, employers help workers make time to vote
VOTING ACCESS

Several states, employers help workers make time to vote

NPR | Come next Tuesday, millions of people will stand in line to vote.