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Pardon Seekers Have a New Strategy in the Trump Era: ‘It’s Who You Know’

Pardon Seekers Have a New Strategy in the Trump Era: ‘It’s Who You Know’

Alan Fields, at his home in West Bloomfield Township, Mich., is seeking a pardon for a felony conviction from 1994 in which he served one day in prison.
How a Tycoon and Pence Friend Helped 2 Ranchers Get Pardons

How a Tycoon and Pence Friend Helped 2 Ranchers Get Pardons

Dwight Hammond, left, greeted his wife, Susie, after arriving home on Wednesday. Mr. Hammond and his son, Steven, who were convicted of setting fires on public land, were pardoned by President Trump.
How a Tycoon and Pence Friend Helped 2 Ranchers Get Pardons

How a Tycoon and Pence Friend Helped 2 Ranchers Get Pardons

Dwight Hammond, left, greeted his wife, Susie, after arriving home on Wednesday. Mr. Hammond and his son, Steven, who were convicted of setting fires on public land, were pardoned by President Trump.
‘No One Could Believe It’: When Ford Pardoned Nixon Four Decades Ago

‘No One Could Believe It’: When Ford Pardoned Nixon Four Decades Ago

On Sept. 8, 1974, President Gerald R. Ford pardoned former President Richard M. Nixon over his role in the Watergate scandal.
‘No One Could Believe It’: When Ford Pardoned Nixon Four Decades Ago

‘No One Could Believe It’: When Ford Pardoned Nixon Four Decades Ago

On Sept. 8, 1974, President Gerald R. Ford pardoned former President Richard M. Nixon over his role in the Watergate scandal.
Manafort Folds. Now What?

Manafort Folds. Now What?

Paul Manafort, former campaign manager for Donald Trump, arriving at the Federal Courthouse in Washington last December.
Cambodia Frees Australian Filmmaker Convicted of Spying

Cambodia Frees Australian Filmmaker Convicted of Spying

James Ricketson being brought to court in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, last month. His arrest in June 2017 presaged a large-scale crackdown on dissent.
Second Philippine Senator Who Defied Duterte Is Arrested

Second Philippine Senator Who Defied Duterte Is Arrested

Senator Antonio Trillanes outside his office in Manila on Tuesday. He is the second Philippine opposition senator to be arrested since Rodrigo Duterte became president.
Second Philippine Senator Who Defied Duterte Is Arrested

Second Philippine Senator Who Defied Duterte Is Arrested

Senator Antonio Trillanes outside his office in Manila on Tuesday. He is the second Philippine opposition senator to be arrested since Rodrigo Duterte became president.

What Was Paul Manafort Thinking?

There’s no good explanation for why he lied to Mueller.
Manafort’s Lawyer Said to Brief Trump Attorneys on What He Told Mueller

Manafort’s Lawyer Said to Brief Trump Attorneys on What He Told Mueller

Prosecutors from the special counsel’s office have said that Paul Manafort breached his plea agreement by lying to them after he agreed to cooperate with their inquiry.
Manafort’s Lawyer Said to Brief Trump Attorneys on What He Told Mueller

Manafort’s Lawyer Said to Brief Trump Attorneys on What He Told Mueller

Prosecutors from the special counsel’s office have said that Paul Manafort breached his plea agreement by lying to them after he agreed to cooperate with their inquiry.
How a Push to Legalize Pot in N.J. Became a Debate on Race and Fairness

How a Push to Legalize Pot in N.J. Became a Debate on Race and Fairness

Activists rallied in support of legalized pot in New Jersey in 2014. This year, creating an efficient process for tossing out past convictions has become central to gaining support from some
How a Push to Legalize Pot in N.J. Became a Debate on Race and Fairness

How a Push to Legalize Pot in N.J. Became a Debate on Race and Fairness

Activists rallied in support of legalized pot in New Jersey in 2014. This year, creating an efficient process for tossing out past convictions has become central to gaining support from some
Trump Talks of Pardon for Manafort and Escalates Attacks on Russia Inquiry

Trump Talks of Pardon for Manafort and Escalates Attacks on Russia Inquiry

Paul Manafort was a cooperating witness for the special counsel until prosecutors declared this week that he had lied to them in breach of his plea agreement.
Trump Talks of Pardon for Manafort and Escalates Attacks on Russia Inquiry

Trump Talks of Pardon for Manafort and Escalates Attacks on Russia Inquiry

Paul Manafort was a cooperating witness for the special counsel until prosecutors declared this week that he had lied to them in breach of his plea agreement.
Supreme Court’s Double Jeopardy Case May Have Implications for Trump Associates

Supreme Court’s Double Jeopardy Case May Have Implications for Trump Associates

Justices of the Supreme Court attended the funeral of former President George Bush on Wednesday. On Thursday, the court considered whether it should overrule decisions that sometimes allowed criminal
Gov. Jerry Brown Commutes 131 Sentences and Orders DNA Testing in Death Row Case

Gov. Jerry Brown Commutes 131 Sentences and Orders DNA Testing in Death Row Case

Kevin Cooper, shown in 1983, is on death row for his 1985 conviction in the killings of Douglas and Peggy Ryen, their daughter and a neighbor’s son in Chino Hills, Calif.
Gov. Jerry Brown Commutes 131 Sentences and Orders DNA Testing in Death Row Case

Gov. Jerry Brown Commutes 131 Sentences and Orders DNA Testing in Death Row Case

Kevin Cooper, shown in 1983, is on death row for his 1985 conviction in the killings of Douglas and Peggy Ryen and two of their children in Chino, Calif.
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