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Nation Aug 29Justice Department investigations find problematic police treatment of those with mental illness
Justice Department lawyers investigating police agencies for claims of racial discrimination and excessive force are increasingly turning up a different problem: officers' interactions with the mentally ill.
Nation Jul 20U.S. goes after more than $1 billion taken from Malaysian fund
The United States government is seeking the forfeiture of more than $1 billion in assets that federal officials say were misappropriated from a Malaysian sovereign wealth fund.
Politics Jul 07No double standard in Clinton probe, FBI director says
FBI Director James Comey is set to make his first appearance before Congress since announcing the agency's recommendation to not prosecute Hillary Clinton over her private email setup.
Politics Jul 06Justice Department closes Clinton email investigation with no charges
WASHINGTON — Attorney General Loretta Lynch says the Hillary Clinton email investigation is being closed without any criminal charges.
Politics Jul 06Similarities lacking in Clinton, Petraeus investigations
WASHINGTON — The FBI's recommendation against criminal charges in the Hillary Clinton email matter drew immediate comparisons to last year's high-profile case in which the agency took the opposite position and pursued the prosecution of then-CIA Director David Petraeus.
Politics Jul 01DOJ’s Lynch regrets meeting with Bill Clinton
The revelation comes amid a controversy surrounding an impromptu private discussion that Lynch had with Clinton's husband, former President Bill Clinton, aboard her plane on the tarmac at a Phoenix airport on Monday.
Nation Jun 21Attorney General Lynch visits Orlando after mass shooting
The trip Tuesday comes as the Justice Department continues investigating the June 12 massacre at the Pulse nightclub, in which 49 people died and dozens were wounded.
Nation May 12Obama directs public schools to accommodate transgender students
U.S. to give directive to schools on transgender bathroom access.
World May 10Benghazi attack suspect won’t face death penalty, says Justice Department
The Justice Department says it won't seek the death penalty against the suspected Libyan militant charged in the Benghazi attacks that killed a U.S. ambassador and three other Americans.
Nation May 05Obama administration commutes 58 prison sentences, all nonviolent drug offenders
The Obama administration on Thursday commuted the prison sentences of 58 federal convicts, part of a broader push to revamp the criminal justice system and ease punishments for nonviolent drug offenders.