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Politics Jan 22WATCH: Biden orders review of domestic extremism threat in U.S.
President Joe Biden has directed his intelligence community to study the threat of domestic extremism in the United States, an undertaking being launched weeks after a violent mob stormed the U.S. Capitol.
Politics Jan 20Trump pardons ex-strategist Steve Bannon, dozens of others in final clemency flurry
President Donald Trump pardoned former chief strategist Steve Bannon as part of a flurry of clemency action in the final hours of his White House term that benefited more than 140 people, including rap performers, ex-members of Congress and other…
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.
Politics Jan 15Justice Department watchdog opens probe of response to riot
The investigation by the inspector general's office will examine whether information was shared by the Justice Department to other law enforcement agencies about the potential for violence.
Politics Jan 14FBI tracking ‘extensive’ online chatter about armed protests ahead of Biden inauguration
Wray says the FBI remains concerned about the potential for violence at protests and rallies in Washington and in state capitols around the country.
Politics Jan 07After objections, insurrection and delay, Congress validates Biden’s presidential victory
Congress has confirmed Democrat Joe Biden as the presidential election winner, hours after violent protesters loyal to President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol.
Nation Jan 06Justice Department says it’s been affected by Russian hack
The Justice Department says about 3% of its email accounts could be compromised as part of a massive breach of federal government agencies that U.S. officials have linked to Russia. No classified systems are believed to have been affected.
Politics Jan 06Biden to name judge Merrick Garland as attorney general
President-elect Joe Biden has selected Merrick Garland, a federal appeals court judge who in 2016 was snubbed by Republicans for a seat on the Supreme Court, as his attorney general, two people familiar with the selection process said Wednesday.
Politics Jan 05Hack of federal agencies ‘likely Russian in origin,’ say security agencies
The statement represents the U.S. government's first formal attempt to assign responsibility for the breaches at multiple agencies and to assign a possible motive for the operation.
Nation Dec 29U.S. Justice Department declines charges against officers in Tamir Rice case
The Justice Department announced that it would not bring federal criminal charges against two Cleveland police officers in the 2014 killing of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, saying video of the shooting was of too poor a quality for prosecutors to conclusively…