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  • Justice Dept. to give $1.5 million for Newtown relief efforts

    Justice Dept. to give $1.5 million for Newtown relief efforts
    Three days after the nation marked the first anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, Justice Department officials announced a $1.5-million grant to help reimburse organizations that provided relief efforts to victims. The grant,...
  • Obama commutes sentences for eight convicted of drug crimes

    WASHINGTON -- President Obama on Thursday commuted the prison terms of eight people sentenced to life in prison or other long sentences for drug crimes. The commutations are part of the administration’s campaign to roll back inequities in...
  • Civil rights nominee known for 'Sesame Street,' liberal legal causes

    Civil rights nominee known for 'Sesame Street,' liberal legal causes
    WASHINGTON — Debo Adegbile, President Obama's nominee to lead the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, attributes much of his success as an attorney to a nine-year stint as a child actor on "Sesame Street" in the 1970s. The unusual resume...
  • November trial set for Boston bomber suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

    November trial set for Boston bomber suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev
    The trial of suspected Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will begin on Nov. 3, a federal judge has ruled, a much earlier date than defense attorneys had requested. In a status hearing Wednesday, Judge George O’Toole said the date was fair....
  • U.S. has launched criminal probe into Target cyberattack

    U.S. has launched criminal probe into Target cyberattack
    WASHINGTON — The Justice Department said Wednesday that it has launched a criminal investigation into the recent cybertheft of more than 110 million Target customers' data, including the credit card numbers of 40 million Americans. "We are...
  • Give felons the vote

    In this country, going to prison doesn't mean losing all your rights forever. Ex-convicts enjoy freedom of speech, freedom of religion, the right against self-incrimination, and even the right against unreasonable searches. But in 11 states, their right...
  • Holder more focused on issues 'of great interest' to himself, Obama

    Holder more focused on issues 'of great interest' to himself, Obama
    Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. recently talked with Washington Bureau Justice Department reporter Timothy M. Phelps about various aspects of his last five years in office. Second Term Agenda: What I have tried to do in this second term, after a...
  • Banks get a primer on pot money

     Banks get a primer on pot money
    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration, taking the first regulatory step to accommodate the country's growing state-approved marijuana businesses, issued guidelines Friday designed to bring dispensaries into the banking system and end their risky...
  • GOP seeks to oust head of probe into IRS audits of conservative groups

    GOP seeks to oust head of probe into IRS audits of conservative groups
    WASHINGTON — The head of a criminal probe into allegations that the Internal Revenue Service targeted conservative groups and tea party supporters personally donated a total of $6,750 to President Obama's election campaign and the Democratic...
  • Federal government to recognize Utah same-sex marriages

    Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. said Friday that the federal government would recognize hundreds of same-sex marriages that took place in Utah over the past three weeks, two days after Utah announced it did not consider the marriages to be legal....
  • Federal agencies to recognize Utah gay marriages

    WASHINGTON — In the three weeks since a federal judge told Utah gays they had a constitutional right to marry, the issue of whether such a right exists in the state has pingponged from a federal appeals court to the U.S. Supreme Court, the state...
  • Obama to put new controls on NSA phone surveillance

    Obama to put new controls on NSA phone surveillance
    President Obama will modify the way the government uses a vast database of American phone records so that officials must have judicial permission before examining the data, a senior administration official said.  In a speech Friday morning, Obama will...