California Gov. Jerry Brown speaks during a general session at the California Democrats State Convention on Saturday, March 8, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Jerry Brown issues 63 pardons on Good Friday

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown is keeping with his tradition of offering pardons to convicted offenders on Christian holidays, announcing on Good Friday that he issued 63 pardons. The Democratic governor says all […]


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Governor pardons 42 in LA County cases

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A man whose friend was killed as they were playing with a firearm that accidentally discharged was among 42 people pardoned today by Gov. Jerry Brown for crimes in Los Angeles […]


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Obama pardons turkeys as part of annual rite

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama has spared two turkeys from the brine and the oven, fulfilling the annual tradition of a presidential pardon for a couple of lucky birds ahead of Thanksgiving Day. Obama […]


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Obese inmate spared from execution dies in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio inmate whose 450-pound weight became an issue in his death penalty case has died seven months after being granted clemency, officials said Friday. Ronald Post died Thursday morning at […]


Presidential pardon for turkey

President Barack Obama pardoned the newly designated national turkey ‘Cobbler’ and his alternate ‘Gobbler,’ at the annual White House ceremony Wednesday. Watch the video:  



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