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  • Hotshot firefighters build a fire line after the fire jumped Lytle Creek Road during the Blue Cut fire in San Bernardino County, California, U.S. August 17, 2016.  REUTERS/Patrick T Fallon - RTX2LPBH
    August 18, 2016  

    In our news wrap Thursday, the fast-moving fire just 60 miles east of Los Angeles flared even more; 1500 firefighters are battling flames only 4 percent contained. The inferno has charred nearly 50 square miles since Tuesday and forced 82,000 to evacuate. Also, Amnesty International reports that 18,000 detainees have died in Syrian government prisons, while others suffered torture and disease. Continue reading

  • File photo of neighborhood where Freddie Gray was arrested and where residents rioted over his death by Jim Bourg/Reuters
    August 10, 2016   BY  

    A Justice Department report released Wednesday found “longstanding, systemic” deficiencies in the Baltimore Police Department that failed to provide officers with resources to collect information and do their jobs. Read the full report. Continue reading

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    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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