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Nation Apr 20WATCH: President Biden responds to the Derek Chauvin verdict
Before Tuesday's guilty verdicts were read out, President Joe Biden said he was praying for "the right verdict” in the trial of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin.
Nation Apr 16Oath Keeper is 1st suspect to plead guilty in Capitol riot
U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta said Friday he has agreed to cooperate with investigators in hopes of getting a lighter sentence, and the Justice Department will consider putting Schaffer in the federal witness security program.
Politics Apr 16Garland rescinds Trump-era memo curtailing consent decrees
Garland issued a new memorandum to all U.S. attorneys and other Justice Department leaders spelling out the new policies on civil agreements and consent decrees with state and local governments.
Politics Apr 09Gaetz hires prominent New York lawyers amid federal probe
Florida congressman Matt Gaetz has retained two prominent New York attorneys as he faces a Justice Department investigation into sex trafficking allegations involving underage girls.
Politics Apr 08WATCH: Biden tightens some gun controls, says much more needed
President Joe Biden, in his first major gun control measures since taking office, is announcing executive actions Thursday aimed at addressing what the White House calls a "gun violence public health epidemic."…
Nation Apr 02Officer, suspect killed after car attack at U.S. Capitol
Capitol Police say the incident happened at a checkpoint near the Capitol. It comes as the Washington region remains on edge months after a mob of armed insurrectionists stormed the U.S. Capitol as Congress was voting to certify Joe Biden's…
Nation Apr 01Justice Department working with tribes on missing persons
The Justice Department has finalized its first plan to help address the problem of missing and murdered Native people on one of the largest reservations in Montana.
Politics Mar 30GOP Rep. Gaetz investigated over sexual relationship
Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz, a prominent conservative and a close ally of former President Donald Trump, says he is being investigated by the Justice Department over a former relationship but denies any criminal wrongdoing.
Politics Mar 18Flood of Capitol riot, tribal cases swamps U.S. prosecutors
The U.S. Justice Department's to-do list is always intense. And now two very different legal controversies -- insurrection cases and tribal lands disputes -- are threatening to swamp a department already flooded with pandemic-delayed cases.
Nation Mar 15FBI says Nashville bomber driven by conspiracies, paranoia
The man who blew himself up inside his recreational vehicle in a Christmas Day bombing in Nashville was grappling with paranoia and eccentric conspiracy theories, but there are no indications he was motivated by social or political ideology.