The Oberlin rescuers, with Simeon Bushnell and Charles Langston 9th and 12th from the left.
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Two men were convicted in 1859 of violating the Fugitive Slave Act. They had rescued a runaway slave from slave hunters in Ohio, one of the small acts of resistance that led to the Civil War.
Then-Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is joined by Joe Arpaio at a campaign event.
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Pardoning a man who has illegally used racial profiling to round up Latinos could send a message to law enforcement that aggressive tactics are OK by the president.
Then-candidate Donald Trump hugs his son Donald Trump Jr. at a campaign rally in 2016.
Presidents past have used this nearly limitless power to halt criminal prosecutions before. What's to stop Trump?
President Obama pardons a turkey named Liberty in 2001 in a traditional presidential ceremony held every year.
The Myanmar government hailed Barack Obama’s recent trip to Burma, the first US president to visit the former military regime, by pardoning 56 prisoners. On his return to the US, President Obama will pardon…