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Politics Nov 193 Democratic senators sue over Matthew Whitaker’s appointment as attorney general
Whitaker was chief of staff to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and was elevated to the top job after Sessions was ousted by President Donald Trump on Nov. 7.
Politics Nov 16WikiLeaks chief could see charges, U.S. court filing suggests
The Justice Department inadvertently named Julian Assange in a court filing in an unrelated case that suggests prosecutors have prepared charges against the WikiLeaks founder under seal.
Politics Nov 14WATCH: Acting AG Whitaker addresses opioids at Iowa summit
The Justice Department on Wednesday released an internal legal opinion supporting the legality of Matthew Whitaker's appointment as acting attorney general as Democrats press the case that President Donald Trump violated the law and Constitution by making Whitaker the country's…
Politics Nov 13Lawsuit challenges Trump’s appointment of acting attorney general Matthew Whitaker
In their filing, lawyers in the office of Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh argue that the job should have gone to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein instead of to Matthew Whitaker.
Politics Nov 09WATCH: ‘I don’t know Matt Whitaker,’ Trump says of new acting attorney general
President Donald Trump distanced himself Friday from his new acting attorney general, Matthew Whitaker, whose past business ties and comments on the Russia investigation and other topics have drawn scrutiny.
Politics Nov 07Jeff Sessions out as attorney general
Sessions announced his resignation in a letter to President Donald Trump. He said the resignation came at "your request."…
Politics Nov 07WATCH: McConnell says Kavanaugh fight helped GOP retain Senate majority
In Tuesday's elections, McConnell said, the contentious, partisan fight over Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's nomination was "very helpful" in winning Senate seats, like an "adrenaline shot" for GOP voters.
Economy Nov 01U.S. charges China-controlled company in trade secrets theft
The prosecution comes amid heightened trade tensions between China and the U.S. and as the Trump administration raises alarms that Beijing remains intent on stealing technology and inventions to gain an economic upper hand.
Politics Oct 31U.S. steps up scrutiny of funds for people exposed to asbestos
The actions take aim at a system that over decades has paid out billions of dollars to the sick and cancer-stricken, but that critics say is opaque and prone to fraud and manipulation by well-connected lawyers.
Nation Oct 28Pipe bomb suspect was spinning records as FBI closed in
In the hours before his arrest, as federal authorities zeroed in and secretly accumulated evidence, Cesar Sayoc was in his element: spinning classic and Top 40 hits in a nightclub where he’d found work as a DJ.