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Education Feb 03Justice Department drops discrimination lawsuit against Yale University
The Justice Department dropped its lawsuit against Yale that had alleged the university was illegally discriminating against Asian American and white applicants.
Politics Jan 26AP report: DOJ rescinds ‘zero tolerance’ immigration rule
Acting Attorney General Monty Wilkinson issued the new memo to federal prosecutors across the nation, saying the department would return to its previous policy and instructing prosecutors to act on the merits of the cases.
Nation Jan 18Inauguration rehearsal evacuated after fire in homeless camp
Officials said participants were evacuated from the West Front of the Capitol on Monday, after a fire in a homeless encampment.
Nation Jan 14Government watchdog: DOJ failed ‘zero tolerance’ management
Justice Department leaders under President Donald Trump knew their 2018 "zero tolerance" border policy would result in family separations but pressed on with prosecutions even as other agencies became overwhelmed with migrants, a government watchdog report released Thursday has found.
Nation Jan 11FBI warns of plans for nationwide armed protests next week
The FBI is warning of plans for armed protests at all 50 state capitals and in Washington, D.C., leading up to President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration.
Nation Jan 07AP report: Capitol Police rejected offers of federal help to quell mob
The failure also raised questions about the treatment of mainly white Trump supporters, compared with the Black and brown protesters across the country who demonstrated last year over police brutality.
Politics Jan 05Judge bans Proud Boys leader from Washington after arrest
The order bans Henry "Enrique" Tarrio, 36, from entering the District of Columbia, with very limited exceptions to meet with his attorney or appear in court.
Nation Nov 30Risk of COVID-19 scams as vaccine approaches FDA approval
The coronavirus vaccine inching toward approval in the U.S. is desperately anticipated by Americans longing for a path back to normal life. But criminals are waiting, too. They're ready to use that desperation to their advantage.
Politics Nov 23Michigan certifies Biden win despite Trump challenge
Allies of Trump and losing GOP Senate candidate John James had urged the panel to delay voting for two weeks to audit votes in heavily Democratic Wayne County, home to Detroit.
Politics Nov 14AP FACT CHECK: Trump relies on falsehoods to deny Biden win
President Donald Trump rebelled this past week against Democrat Joe Biden’s victory in the presidential election with denial, delay and outright misrepresentation. Trump raged about widespread cases of fake ballots that aren’t so and undertook legal challenges that even state GOP…