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Nation Aug 04Attack on Texas shoppers to be handled as domestic terrorism
The shooting that killed 20 people at a crowded El Paso shopping area will be handled as a domestic terrorism case, federal authorities said Sunday as they weighed hate-crime charges against the gunman that could carry the death penalty.
Nation Aug 03Texas governor: 20 dead in El Paso shopping-complex shooting
Twenty people were killed and more than two dozen injured in a shooting Saturday in a busy shopping area in the Texas border town of El Paso, the state’s governor said.
Politics Jul 24Mueller: I did not clear Trump of obstruction of justice
Former Trump-Russia special counsel Robert Mueller told lawmakers Wednesday he could not exonerate President Donald Trump of obstruction of justice and that the president's claims that he had done so in his report are not correct.
Politics Jul 23Mueller aide will appear with him at House committee hearing
Aaron Zebley, Mueller's former chief of staff and his top aide on the Russia investigation, was an unexpected addition to the witness table less than 24 hours before the hearing.
Politics Jul 23WATCH: FBI Director Wray declines to answer Mueller questions in Senate hearing
FBI Director Christopher Wray offered a lesson Tuesday in how to dodge questions about the special counsel's Russia investigation, a possible preview of what lawmakers can expect when Robert Mueller testifies to Congress.
Nation Jul 19Over 3,000 federal inmates released under criminal justice overhaul
The First Step Act gives judges more discretion in sentencing, eases mandatory minimum sentences and encourages inmates to participate in programs aimed at reducing recidivism.
Nation Jul 16WATCH: Federal prosecutors won’t bring charges in Eric Garner case
The decision to end a yearslong civil rights investigation was made by Attorney General William Barr and was announced the day before the five-year anniversary of the deadly encounter, just as the statute of limitations was set to expire.
Nation Jul 16Justice Department won’t charge New York officer in Eric Garner’s death
Federal prosecutors said Tuesday that they won't bring criminal charges against a white New York City police officer in the 2014 chokehold death of Eric Garner, a black man whose dying words — "I can't breathe" — became a rallying…
Politics Jul 08Barr says he sees a legal pathway for citizenship question
In an interview with The Associated Press, Attorney General William Barr said the Trump administration will take action in the coming days that he believes will allow the government to ask the controversial question.
Nation Jul 03Family of Las Vegas mass shooting victim sues gun makers
LAS VEGAS — The family of a woman killed by a gunman raining down gunfire from a Las Vegas high-rise hotel suite filed a wrongful death lawsuit Tuesday against eight gun makers and three dealers arguing their weapons are designed…