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By Emily Stephenson and Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top elected U.S. Republican, Paul Ryan, said on Thursday he was not ready to endorse Donald Trump, a sign of the challenges the party's presumptive presidential nominee faces rallying the Republican establishment behind his White House bid. Ryan, the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, said conservatives wanted to know if Trump shares their values. "I hope to support our nominee, I hope to support his candidacy fully," Ryan said on CNN.
U.S. President Barack Obama has commuted the prison terms of 58 non-violent drug offenders, nearly a third of whom were serving life sentences, the White House said on Thursday. "It just doesn’t make sense to require a non-violent drug offender to serve 20 years, or in some cases, life, in prison," Obama said in a blog post. Many of the convicts had been serving time for crack cocaine.