Morning Maddow: August 12

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AG Eric Holder will call for ending some mandatory minimum sentences today.

Pres. Obama says the VA is “turning the tide” on the backlog of disability claims.

Sen. Claire McCaskill thinks military commanders should handle sexual assault claims.

An uncashed million-dollar check helps Detroit’s unelected financial manager make his case for reforms.

A same-sex couple seeks spousal-privilege protection in a murder trial.

Missouri State Fair rodeo clown dresses as Pres. Obama.

A 40-foot sinkhole causes a Florida resort hotel to collapse.

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Morning Maddow: August 12

Updated