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Obama issues pardons to 17 for minor offenses

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Friday issued pardons for 17 people, largely for minor offenses. Those receiving pardons came from 13 states and had been sentenced for crimes that included falsely altering a money order, unauthorized acquisition of food stamps, drug violations, and possession of an unregistered firearm. No one well-known was on the list released by the White...