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Trump Pressed Official to Wield Justice Dept. to Back…

WASHINGTON — An hour before Donald Trump announced in December that William Barr would step down as attorney general, the president began pressuring Barr’s...
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DOJ asks Supreme Court to reinstate death penalty for…

The Department of Justice on Monday night asked the Supreme Court to reinstate the death penalty for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Why it...
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‘The border is not open’

Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas is doubling down on Vice President Kamala Harris’s message last week to the people of Central America —...
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Biden administration pushes for Boston Marathon bomber death sentence

By Nate Raymond BOSTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department has urged the Supreme Court to reinstate the death sentence of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, convicted...
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Biden poised to double the number of Black women…

Candace Jackson-Akiwumi, nominated to be a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, right, and Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, nominated...
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Reverse Trump’s cuts to monument protections, Haaland asks Biden

Photograph: Rick Bowmer/AP It was one of Donald Trump’s most provocative environmental decisions. After a year in office, he angered preservationists and Native American...
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Drug reform advocates call Supreme Court ruling on crack…

The Supreme Court’s decision restricting the use of a landmark 2018 drug reform law landed like an anvil Monday morning at the Decarceration Collective,...
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Emails show Trump pressured Justice Dept. over 2020 election

WASHINGTON (AP) — During the last weeks of his presidency, Donald Trump and his allies pressured the Justice Department to investigate unsubstantiated claims of...
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‘We Don’t Have a Voice Anymore’

Susie Angel, an editor and research specialist with Coalition of Texans with Disabilities, poses for a portrait outside of her home in Austin, Texas....
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