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Politics Jan 13Founder of Oath Keepers, 10 other members charged with seditious conspiracy in Capitol insurrection
Stewart Rhodes is the highest-ranking member of an extremist group to be arrested in the deadly siege and it is the first time the Justice Department has brought a seditious conspiracy charge in connection with the attack on the Capitol.
Politics Sep 10Biden’s vaccine rules to set off barrage of legal challenges
President Joe Biden's sweeping new vaccine requirements have Republican governors threatening lawsuits. His unapologetic response: "Have at it."…
World Sep 03Ex-Cardinal McCarrick, 91, pleads not guilty in sex assault
An activist says former U.S. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick's court appearance in a sex abuse case marks a new phase in the global struggle to hold clerics accountable.
Politics Aug 23Proud Boys leader who burned Black Lives Matter flag gets 5 months in jail
Tarrio was convicted of burning a BLM banner that was torn down from a historic Black church in downtown Washington and for bringing two high-capacity firearm magazines into the nation's capital two days before the Jan. 6 riot.
Arts Jun 30Why Bill Cosby’s conviction was overturned
Bill Cosby's sexual assault conviction has been thrown out by Pennsylvania's highest court, which ruled that he was unfairly prosecuted because a previous district attorney had promised he wouldn't be charged.
Nation Jun 02Capitol insurrection aftermath roils far-right extremist groups
More than three dozen members and associates across both the Proud Boys and the Oath Keepers have been charged with crimes.
Politics Apr 22WATCH: Senate committee holds hearing on behavioral health and policing
The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing Thursday on behavioral health and policing as the number of Americans killed at the hands of police grows.
Nation Apr 16Oath Keeper is 1st suspect to plead guilty in Capitol riot
U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta said Friday he has agreed to cooperate with investigators in hopes of getting a lighter sentence, and the Justice Department will consider putting Schaffer in the federal witness security program.
Politics Mar 18Flood of Capitol riot, tribal cases swamps U.S. prosecutors
The U.S. Justice Department's to-do list is always intense. And now two very different legal controversies -- insurrection cases and tribal lands disputes -- are threatening to swamp a department already flooded with pandemic-delayed cases.
World Mar 01Two Americans who helped former Nissan chairman escape are in Japanese custody
An American father and son wanted by Japan for aiding former Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn escape from the country in a box were handed over to Japanese custody Monday.