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    Posted on August 12, 2013 at 4:15 PM

    Updated Monday, Aug 12 at 5:51 PM

    Attorney General Eric Holder announced a major shift in federal sentencing policies, targeting long mandatory terms he said have flooded prisons with low-level drug offenders and diverted crime-fighting dollars that could be better spent.

    By PETE YOST and PAUL ELIAS / Associated Press

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