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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.
Nation Jan 11FBI warns of plans for nationwide armed protests next week
The FBI is warning of plans for armed protests at all 50 state capitals and in Washington, D.C., leading up to President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration.
Politics Jan 07Capitol Police chief resigning after mob attack
Chief Steven Sund said Thursday that police had planned for a free speech demonstration and did not expect the violent attack. He said it was unlike anything he’d experienced in his 30 years in law enforcement.
Nation Jan 07AP report: Capitol Police rejected offers of federal help to quell mob
The failure also raised questions about the treatment of mainly white Trump supporters, compared with the Black and brown protesters across the country who demonstrated last year over police brutality.
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 05Judge bans Proud Boys leader from Washington after arrest
The order bans Henry "Enrique" Tarrio, 36, from entering the District of Columbia, with very limited exceptions to meet with his attorney or appear in court.
Politics Jan 04Proud Boys leader arrested, accused of burning church’s Black Lives Matter banner
Police in the nation’s capital have arrested the leader of the Proud Boys for burning a Black Lives Matter sign that was torn down from a historic Black church in downtown Washington last month.
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…
Nation Dec 28After naming Nashville bombing suspect, focus turns to motive
Authorities are piecing together the motive behind the explosion that severely damaged dozens of downtown buildings and injured three people.
Nation Dec 26Widespread outages continue in Tennessee following blast
Police emergency systems across Tennessee and Kentucky, as well as Nashville's COVID-19 community hotline, remained out of service due to an AT&T central office being affected by the blast. The building contained a telephone exchange, with network equipment in it…