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  • A new drug pricing plan from Medicare is scheduled to go into effect in 2017, but critics say it gives government regulators too much power in setting drug prices. (Photo by Roberto Machado Noa/LightRocket via Getty Images)
    July 22, 2016   BY  

    “This is the largest single criminal health care fraud case ever brought against individuals by the Department of Justice,” said Leslie R. Caldwell, Assistant Attorney General the department’s criminal division, in a statement issued Friday. Continue reading

  • Director James Comey is sworn in before testifying at a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on the "Oversight of the State Department" in Washington U.S. July 7, 2016.  REUTERS/Gary Cameron - RTX2K5VV
    July 7, 2016  

    James Comey appeared before the House Oversight Committee, where Republicans pressed the FBI chief on the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s email use and private servers as secretary of state. While Comey said Clinton’s actions might have deserved some kind of punishment, it did not warrant criminal prosecution. Lisa Desjardins reports. Continue reading

  • Alton Sterling, who was shot dead by police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S. on July 5, 2016, is seen in an undated photo posted on his Facebook account. Alton Sterling via Social Media/Handout via Reuters       ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. EDITORIAL USE ONLY.NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVE.THIS PICTURE WAS PROCESSED BY REUTERS TO ENHANCE QUALITY. AN UNPROCESSED VERSION HAS BEEN PROVIDED SEPARATELY. - RTX2JZWI
    July 6, 2016  

    Another police shooting has spurred a civil rights investigation by the Justice Department. In Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Alton Sterling was shot by an officer responding to a disturbance call. A cellphone video led many to ask whether the shooting was justified. Judy Woodruff gets an update on the shooting and Sterling’s life from Kevin Litten of The Times-Picayune. Continue reading

  • U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton delivers a campaign speech outside the shuttered Trump Plaza in Atlantic City, New Jersey, July 6, 2016.  REUTERS/Brian Snyder - RTX2K08L
    July 6, 2016  

    Hillary Clinton campaigned on the the Jersey shore Wednesday, confronting Donald Trump’s business record and unveiling a plan to make public universities tuition free for most American families. But Republicans continued to raise concerns about her use of email as secretary of state, a day after FBI Director James Comey said he wasn’t recommending criminal charges. Lisa Desjardins reports. Continue reading

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    July 6, 2016  

    Both FBI Director James Comey and Attorney General Loretta said they would not recommend or pursue charges against Hillary Clinton for her email practices as secretary of state. To examine the law they used to make that decision, Judy Woodruff talks to Shannen Coffin, former counsel to Vice President Dick Cheney, and Stephen Vladeck of the University of Texas School of Law. Continue reading

  • Secretary of State Hillary Clinton checks her PDA on a flight from Malta to Tripoli, Libya October 18, 2011. Photo by Kevin Lamarque/Reuters
    July 5, 2016  

    Despite the finding by investigators that Hillary Clinton’s emails were handled in an extremely careless way, FBI director James Comey said they wouldn’t recommend a criminal prosecution. Judy Woodruff talks with Carrie Johnson of NPR, then gets reaction on the political fallout from Sean Spicer, chief strategist of the Republican National Committee, and Rep. Xavier Becerra, D-Calif. Continue reading

  • A photo tweeted from the floor of the U.S. House by Rep. Donna Edwards (R) shows Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives, including herself and Rep. John Lewis (L) staging a sit-in on the House floor "to demand action on common sense gun legislation" on Capitol Hill in Washington, United States, June 22, 2016.  REUTERS/Rep. Donna Edwards/Handout - RTX2HMOJ
    June 22, 2016  

    In our news wrap Wednesday, after Republican lawmakers rejected four gun control proposals on Monday, nearly 100 Congressional Democrats staged a sit-in, refusing to leave until they secured a vote on gun legislation. Also, the Department of Justice announced it has charged 300 people, including doctors and other health care professionals, with allegedly defrauding Medicare for $900 million. Continue reading

  • A Boeing 737 MAX sits outside the hangar during a media tour of the Boeing 737 MAX at the Boeing plant in Renton, Washington December 8, 2015. REUTERS/Matt Mills McKnight - RTX1XRU8
    June 21, 2016  

    In our news wrap Tuesday, Boeing announced it has signed an agreement to sell commercial jets to Iran’s main airline, representing the largest business deal Iran has made with an American company in over three decades. Also, Attorney General Loretta Lynch traveled to Orlando as the Department of Justice pushed ahead with its investigation into the mass shooting there.
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  • A guard stands behind bars at the Adjustment Center during a media tour of California's Death Row at San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin, California December 29, 2015. America's most populous state, which has not carried out an execution in a decade, begins 2016 at a pivotal juncture, as legal developments hasten the march toward resuming executions, while opponents seek to end the death penalty at the ballot box. Photo by Stephen Lam/Reuters
    June 9, 2016   BY  

    An inspector general report says the Bureau of Prisons spent at least $100 million more than the Medicare rate on outside medical care in the 2014 budget year. All of the facilities that were reviewed for the report paid a premium above Medicare rates. Continue reading

  • A Microsoft logo is seen on an office building in New York City in this July 28, 2015 file photo. REUTERS/Mike Segar/Files - RTX29ZJL
    April 15, 2016  

    In the wake of the FBI’s showdown with Apple last month, a new tech giant is taking up arms against government oversight. Microsoft sued the Department of Justice Thursday, arguing that it is unconstitutional for the government to request access to a customer’s data while banning Microsoft from informing the individual in question. Microsoft president Brad Smith joins Judy Woodruff for more. Continue reading

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