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Nation Apr 30Shooting at Cuban Embassy is ‘suspected hate crime,’ say police
Police say a man opened fire with an assault rifle outside the Cuban Embassy in the nation's capital early Thursday, and a police report describes the incident as a "suspected hate crime."…
Nation Apr 29Over 70 percent of tested inmates in federal prisons have COVID-19
The response from the federal Bureau of Prisons to the growing coronavirus crisis in prisons has raised alarm among advocates and lawmakers about whether the agency is doing enough to ensure the safety of the nearly 150,000 inmates serving time…
Politics Apr 27Barr tells prosecutors to look for unconstitutional virus rules
Attorney General William Barr has directed federal prosecutors across the country to "be on the lookout" for state and local coronavirus-related restrictions that could be unconstitutional.
Politics Apr 17Ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen to be released from prison
President Donald Trump’s former lawyer and longtime fixer Michael Cohen will be released from federal prison to serve the remainder of his sentence in home confinement because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Nation Apr 14DOJ takes church’s side in drive-in services vs. stay-at-home conflict
The Justice Department took the rare step on Tuesday of weighing in on the side of a Mississippi Christian church where local officials had tried to stop Holy Week services broadcast to congregants sitting in their cars in the parking…
Health Apr 01Federal inmates to be locked in cells for 14 days amid virus
The compound, known as FCC Oakdale, has emerged as ground zero in the federal prison system's struggle to contain COVID-19 behind bars.
Health Mar 24Novel coronavirus-related crimes capitalize on global panic
As the coronavirus pandemic spreads, so too do the crimes related to it — transgressions that capitalize on fear, panic and the urge to lay blame, and add to the burden on law enforcement agencies trying to protect vulnerable citizens.
Health Mar 13Visits halted in federal prisons, immigration centers over virus
Officials tell The Associated Press that effective Friday, the Bureau of Prisons is suspending all visits.
Nation Feb 25Barr to meet with Senate Republicans on surveillance laws
The push from Trump's allies to change the FISA wiretap rules could complicate efforts in Congress to renew the USA Freedom Act that are set to expire next month.
Politics Feb 21Intel officials say Russia is boosting Trump candidacy
The warning raises questions about whether Trump's administration is taking the proper steps to combat the kind of interference that the U.S. saw in 2016.