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Timothy M. Phelps

Timothy M. Phelps covered the Justice Department and legal affairs in Washington, D.C. He was a reporter and editor for the Providence Journal, St. Petersburg Times, Baltimore Sun, New York Times and Newsday before joining the L.A. Times Washington Bureau as an editor in 2007. He was a foreign correspondent in the Middle East in the 1970s and the 1990s. Phelps covered the Supreme Court and Justice Department for Newsday in the 1990s, breaking the story of Anita Hill’s sexual harassment allegations against Clarence Thomas. He is co-author of a book about the nomination, "Capitol Games." He left The Times in 2015.
Lynch reaches out to police officers

When Atty. Gen. Loretta Lynch visited Baltimore in the aftermath of last month's anti-police riots, she made a point of meeting quietly with a dozen cops as they were going out to patrol the still-tense city.

U.S. drug clemency plan could reduce sentences of 200 Md. inmates

WASHINGTON — The U.S Justice Department on Wednesday invited thousands of federal convicts to request their release from prison, a measure that could have an outsized effect in Baltimore where U.S. prosecutors have worked closely with local authorities.

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