Pardons and commutations

Two male turkeys from North Carolina named Bread and Butter, that will be pardoned by President Donald Trump, stretch their wings as they relax in their hotel room at the Willard InterContinental Hotel, Monday, Nov. 25, 2019, in Washington. The turkeys will be pardoned during a ceremony at the White House ahead of Thanksgiving. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
November 26, 2019 - 9:35 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Which Thanksgiving turkey will earn a presidential pardon? Will it be Bread or Butter? The White House is sponsoring an online contest to help President Donald Trump as he contemplates his role in the 30-year-old tradition of sparing the National Thanksgiving Turkey. According to...
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November 15, 2019 - 8:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has pardoned a former U.S. Army commando set to stand trial next year in the killing of a suspected Afghan bomb-maker and a former Army lieutenant convicted of murder for ordering his men to fire upon three Afghans, killing two, the White House announced...
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November 15, 2019 - 7:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has pardoned a former U.S. Army commando set to stand trial next year in the killing of a suspected Afghan bomb-maker and for a former Army lieutenant who had been convicted of murder after he ordered his men to fire upon three Afghans, killing two, the...
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November 15, 2019 - 7:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has issued a full pardon for a former U.S. Army commando being charged with murder, undermining military justice proceedings. A court-martial for Maj. Mathew Golsteyn had been scheduled for December at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, but was postponed until...
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November 15, 2019 - 8:01 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Latest on a spy swap between Lithuania and Russia (all times local): 2 p.m. Lithuania’s spy chief, Darius Jauniskis, says the two Lithuanian men convicted of spying in Russia “have been reunited with their families” after they were released as part of a spy swap. He...
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Tondalao Hall, center, leaves Mabel Bassett Correctional Center after serving 15 years behind bars after being convicted of failing to report that her boyfriend was abusing her children, in McLoud, Okla., Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. She spent about 13 years longer in prison than he did for the abuse. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
November 08, 2019 - 1:36 pm
McLOUD, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma woman whose sentence for failing to report her boyfriend's abuse of her children was far harsher than his for the abuse itself wiped away tears and hugged family and friends Friday as she was released after 15 years. Tondalao Hall, 35, left a women's prison in...
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FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2019 file photo provided by the Oklahoma Department of Corrections is inmate Tondalao Hall. Hall, who has served 15 years in prison for failing to report her boyfriend, who served just two years behind bars for abusing her children, was released from custody on Friday Nov. 8, 2019. (Oklahoma Department of Corrections via AP)
November 08, 2019 - 12:19 pm
MCLOUD, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma woman who failed to report her boyfriend for abusing her children and who spent about 13 years longer in prison than he did for the abuse was released Friday. Tondalao Hall left a women's prison in McLoud, Oklahoma, after serving 15 years behind bars. "First and...
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October 24, 2019 - 11:30 am
MOSCOW (AP) — An official Russian commission has recommended a presidential pardon for a Norwegian serving a 14-year sentence for espionage. The recommendation was reported Thursday, one day before Foreign Minister Lavrov is to meet his Norwegian counterpart in the Arctic city of Kirkenes to...
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FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2019, file photo, former Arizona Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio poses for a portrait after talking about trying to get back the job he lost in 2016 as he announces his 2020 campaign for Maricopa County Sheriff in Fountain Hills, Ariz. An appeals court will hear arguments Wednesday, Oct. 23, in Arpaio's bid to erase his now-pardoned contempt of court conviction from his record. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
October 23, 2019 - 5:39 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — An attorney for former Sheriff Joe Arpaio urged an appeals court Wednesday to erase the lawman's now-pardoned criminal conviction so it can't be raised against him in any future court cases. The former six-term sheriff from metro Phoenix is appealing a ruling that refused to expunge...
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In this Aug. 9, 2019 photo provided by the Oklahoma Department of Corrections is inmate Tondalao Hall. Hall, an Oklahoma woman who was sentenced in 2006 to 30 years in prison for failing to report the abuse of her children by her boyfriend is one step closer to freedom. Oklahoma's Pardon and Parole Board voted unanimously on Tuesday to recommend the prison sentence of 35-year-old Tondalao Hall be commuted to time served. Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt will now consider whether to commute Hall's sentence. (Oklahoma Department of Corrections via AP)
October 08, 2019 - 6:19 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma woman who has already served 15 years in prison for failing to report her boyfriend, who served just two years behind bars for abusing her children, on Tuesday moved a step closer to freedom. Oklahoma's Pardon and Parole Board voted unanimously to recommend 35-year-...
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