President Obama has pardoned or shortened the sentences of more than 200 people convicted of federal crimes.

FOX's Malini Wilkes reports from Washington:

It's the highest number of individual acts of clemency in a single day by any President. The White House says President Obama has pardoned 78 people and commuted the sentences of 153 others.

The President has made clemency for non-violent drug offenders a priority in his administration and he has granted clemencies at accelerated pace in recent months.

He's expected to issue even more of them before leaving office.

In Washington, Malini Wilkes, FOX News.

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