Obama to Sign Sentencing Law, Hold Town Hall

Published August 3, 2010

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a series of morning briefings, President Barack Obama will sign the Fair Sentencing Act in the Oval Office on Tuesday.

The legislation narrows the disparity between sentences for crack cocaine possession and those for powder cocaine.

In the afternoon, the president will host a town hall meeting in the East Room. It's part of his Forum With Young African Leaders. The event brings 115 young leaders from more than 40 African countries to Washington to meet with their American counterparts and U.S. government officials.

Obama will discuss with them their vision for Africa for the next 50 years. He also will talk with them about partnerships that can be fostered between the U.S. and their countries.

Written by <P>Associated Press</P>

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