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July 28, 2010 7:24 PM

House votes to eliminate cocaine sentencing disparity

The House of Representatives passed a historic bill Wednesday that narrows sentencing disparities between crack and powder cocaine convictions, which civil rights and civil liberties experts say contributed to the disproportionate imprisonment of African-Americans in recent decades.

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