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FILE - In this Aug. 12, 2013, file photo Attorney General Eric Holder speaks to the American Bar Association Annual Meeting in San Francisco. Holder has shown interest in working with Congress to make permanent changes in sentencing laws. Holder last month instructed federal prosecutors to stop charging nonviolent drug offenders with crimes that carry mandatory minimum sentences.

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Changes could mean an early release for 50,000 drug offenders

A proposal before the U.S. Sentencing Commission would take an average of 23 months off prison terms being served by drug offenders.

Peter Capaldi arrives for the World Premiere of World War Z at a central London cinema, Sunday, June 2, 2013.

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BBC bosses apologize for ‘Doctor Who’ leak

"Doctor Who" writer Steven Moffat urges Doctor Who fans to resist the temptation to watch the leaked copy.

Germany's national soccer team captain Philipp Lahm listens to a reporter's question during a news conference in Porto Seguro, Brazil, Tuesday, June 10, 2014. Germany will play in group G of the Brazil 2014 soccer World Cup.

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Phillipp Lahm stuns Germany by quitting soccer

Germany captain Philipp Lahm stunned his homeland by quitting soccer at the age of 30, five days after winning a World Cup victory.

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Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert battle to be the biggest ‘Star Wars’ fan

Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert jump at the chance to prove they're the world's biggest Star Wars fans and win a chance to be in "Episode VII."

A woman speaks on her iPhone as she walks down a busy street in downtown Shanghai on September 10, 2013.

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Next-generation iPhone enters mass production this month

Mass production of a 4.7-inch successor to the wildly popular iPhone 5 series of smartphones will begin during the third week of July.

NBA legend Bill Russell smiles while he is being honored during the 2014 NBA All-Star Game Legends Brunch at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on February 16, 2014.

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Bill Russell ‘okay’ after collapsing in Nevada

Despite being hospitalized, Basketball Hall of Famer Bill Russell is "okay" after collapsing during a speaking engagement near Lake Tahoe.

This image released by Sony Pictures shows Cameron Diaz, left, and Jason Segel in a scene from "Sex Tape."

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REVIEW: Diaz and Segel will regret this ‘Sex Tape’

"Sex Tape" disappoints despite the talent in front of and behind the camera.

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Study: Send kids outside to play after school

Researchers say children who spend most of their after-school time outside are more likely to be in better shape than those who stay inside.

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Once a niche, local foods becoming big business

Locally grown foods aren't just for farmers markets anymore.

Jim Furyk will represent 5-hour ENERGY(R) through 2014 season. THIS CONTENT IS PROVIDED BY PRNewsfoto and is for EDITORIAL USE ONLY**

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States sue 5-Hour Energy drink over advertising

Oregon, Washington and Vermont sued the makers of 5-Hour Energy for allegedly deceptive and misleading advertising.

U.S. President Barack Obama sits for a military briefing with U.S. Marine General Joseph Dunford (R) at Bagram Air Base in Kabul, May 25, 2014.

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Proposed ban on Russian arms firm could hurt U.S. troops

A top U.S. general warns that a congressional bid to bar dealings with Moscow's main weapons exporter could be "catastrophic" for U.S. forces.

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Jailed man orders pizza to police station

A man in police custody uses his phone call to send pizza to the officer who arrested him.

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Selfies Anonymous

It's good to know that there's a 12-step program for people with selfie addiction.

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Today in entertainment history: July 18

A look back on the Hollywood headlines of days gone by.

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Epsom man charged with abusing kids for over 20 years

Barnstead police say a 67-year-old man sexually abused two children at least 300 times.

People inspect the crash site of a passenger plane near the village of Hrabove, Ukraine, Thursday, July 17, 2014. Ukraine said a passenger plane carrying 295 people was shot down Thursday as it flew over the country, and both the government and the pro-Russia separatists fighting in the region denied any responsibility for downing the plane.

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World leaders demand answers after airliner downed over Ukraine, 298 dead

The Boeing 777 came down near the city of Donetsk, a stronghold of pro-Russian rebels.

Elaine Stritch celebrates her 85th birthday in New York.

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Stage, screen actress Elaine Stritch dead at 89

The star began her career in the 1940s and most recently played Alec Baldwin's sharp-tongued mother on "30 Rock."

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2014 Notable Deaths

The celebrities we have lost this year.

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Tokyo to San Francisco in 83 seconds

Time lapse photography takes you on a trip from Tokyo to San Francisco in under two minutes.

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Beyoncé leads MTV Video Music Awards with 8 nods

MTV announced Thursday that Beyoncé is up for eight moonman trophies, including video of the year.

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Today in entertainment history: July 22

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A look back at the Hollywood headlines that went down in history.

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‘Iron Man’ Robert Downey Jr. Hollywood’s highest-paid actor

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The 49-year-old star is the highest-paid actor for the second consecutive year, raking in an estimated $75 million.

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Man gets probation in Taylor Swift trespassing

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A Massachusetts man has been ordered to stay away from the singer after being convicted of trespassing.

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Neil Patrick Harris lands ‘American Horror Story’ spinoff role

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The "How I Met Your Mother" actor wants to guest star in the upcoming spinoff, "Freak Show."

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Amazon wants to replace your library card

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The company has rolled out a new subscription service that allows unlimited access to thousands of e-books and audiobooks.

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