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Trump Has Pardoned Alice Johnson After Kim Kardashian’s Visit

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Johnson, 63, was serving a life sentence for a first-time, non-violent drug offense

Donald Trump has granted clemency to Alice Johnson, a 63-year-old great-grandmother who was sentenced to life in prison for a first-time, non-violent drug offense. The decision comes just a week after Kim Kardashian visited the White House to speak with Trump about pardoning Johnson, who was sentenced in 1996 on charges related to cocaine possession and money laundering.

Kardashian celebrated the news on Twitter, citing the announcement as the "best news ever."

Kardashian first got involved with Johnson's case after she saw and retweeted a Mic video about her on Twitter last October, citing that Johnson's harsh sentence was "so unfair." Since then, the reality star has been in communication with Johnson and working to get her case to the White House. Kardashian sat down with Mic to express how her meeting with Trump went last week, citing that he "really spent the time to listen to our case that we were making for Alice. He really understood, and I am very hopeful that this will turn out really positively.”

This isn't the first time Kardashian has gotten involved with prison reform. Last November, she joined, alongside Rihanna and countless other celebrities, in the fight to free Cyntoia Brown, a victim of sex trafficking who is currently serving a life sentence for fatally shooting her abuser.

Johnson will reportedly be released from a federal prison in Aliceville, Alabama, "soon."

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Delevingne shared why they chose now

Last week, Cara Delevingne and Ashley Benson officially confirmed the rumor that they're dating, with Delevingne posting an Instagram video of the two of them kissing. Now, in a new interview, she revealed why they confirmed the rumors. Basically, it was in celebration of Pride.

In the interview with E! News at the TrevorLIVE Gala, Delevingne was asked why the pair chose this moment to take their relationship public, and she answered: "Because it is Pride, it's been 50 years since Stonewall happened, and I don't know... It's been just about our one year anniversary so, why not?"

Why not, indeed? Delevingne also said that the kissing video was "just a little something," which makes sense. After all, the couple were recently spotted lugging around a kinky sex bench, so some simple kissing must feel pretty elementary.

At the Gala, Delevingne shouted out Benson during her speech too, though not by name. "I also have another very special woman in this room to thank and you know who you are," she said. "She's one of the people who help me love myself when I needed it most and I really needed it. She showed me what real love is and how to accept it, which is a lot harder than I thought." I'm swooning.

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