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As Sessions nomination advances, criminal justice reform hangs in the balance

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The future of criminal justice reform hangs in the balance as the nomination of Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, President Donald Trump's pick for attorney general, was advanced in a party-line vote by the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday.

Activists worry that Trump, who preached "law and order" during his campaign and threatened last week to "send in the Feds" to violence-plagued Chicago, would halt former President Barack Obama's reforms, and institute new policies th

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