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Politics Jan 10Jeff Sessions to face Sen. Cory Booker and civil rights questions at confirmation hearing
Democrats are expected to use the two days of hearings to challenge Sessions' commitment to civil rights, a chief priority of the Justice Department during the Obama administration.
Nation Dec 15Lynch pushes Baltimore to overhaul police practices
Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Thursday stepped up the pressure on Baltimore officials to reach a deal with the federal government to overhaul the city's police practices.
Nation Nov 11Trump could reshape Justice Department’s civil rights focus
A Trump administration could radically reshape the Justice Department, particularly civil rights efforts that have become one of its most pressing and high-profile priorities.
Nation Nov 07DOJ to dispatch more than 500 staffers to election polls, a reduction from 2012
The Justice Department said Monday it will send more than 500 staffers to 28 states on Election Day to monitor the polls, a 35 percent reduction from the number four years ago.
Politics Oct 31FBI obtains warrant to review new Hillary Clinton emails
FBI investigators want to review emails of longtime Clinton aide Huma Abedin that were found on a device seized during an unrelated sexting investigation of Anthony Weiner, a former New York congressman and Abedin's estranged husband.
Politics Oct 30Official says FBI knew for weeks about newly discovered emails
FBI investigators knew for weeks about the existence of emails potentially related to the investigation of Hillary Clinton's private email server, a law enforcement official said.
Politics Oct 29A look at Comey’s decisions in the Clinton email case
The FBI's announcement that it recently came upon new emails possibly pertinent to the Hillary Clinton email investigation raised more questions than answers.
Nation Oct 27U.S. charges 61 defendants in call center scam based in India
The Justice Department has charged 61 defendants in the United States and abroad in connection with a call center operation that officials say is based in India.
Politics Oct 19U.S. Justice Department to dispatch fewer election observers
The reduction is likely to diminish the Justice Department's ability to detect voter intimidation and other potential problems at the polls.
Nation Oct 13DOJ will collect data on police use of force and civilian deaths in custody
The FBI plans to begin a pilot program early next year to gather use-of-force data. The earliest participants would be the largest law enforcement agencies, as well as major federal agencies such as the FBI, the Drug Enforcement Administration and…