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Politics Dec 07WATCH: Christopher Wray defends FBI against Trump’s tweets
President Donald Trump called the FBI a biased institution whose reputation is "in Tatters — worst in History!" and urged Wray to "clean house."…
Nation Nov 28Libyan militant cleared of most serious charges in Benghazi attack
The mixed verdict spares him a life sentence, but it could still result in the 46-year-old Khattala spending decades in prison.
Nation Nov 23Sessions orders review of background check system for guns
WASHINGTON — Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday ordered a far-ranging review of the FBI database used to check the backgrounds of prospective gun buyers, after the Air Force failed to report the criminal history of the gunman who slaughtered…
Politics Oct 26Tea party groups settle lawsuits over IRS mistreatment
The Trump administration has settled lawsuits with tea party groups that received extra, often burdensome scrutiny when applying for tax-exempt status.
Nation Oct 06Sessions issues Justice Department directive on religious objections, undercutting LGBTQ protections
Under the new policy, a claim of a violation of religious freedom would be enough to override concerns for the civil rights of LGBT people and anti-discrimination protections for women and others. The guidelines are so sweeping that experts on…
Politics Sep 26Acting DEA chief tells employees he will step down
A person familiar with the move says Chuck Rosenberg will leave the post Oct. 1.
Politics Sep 26WATCH: Sessions says U.S. will intervene in campus free speech cases
In declaring free speech "under attack" on college campuses, Sessions dove into an issue that has become a cause celebre for conservatives who argue their voices are being drowned out on college campuses as speeches by right-wing figures have been…
Politics Sep 26Benghazi trial could undercut Sessions’ push for tribunals
The trial of the suspected mastermind of the 2012 Benghazi, Libya, attacks will be one of the biggest terrorism cases yet for the U.S. Justice Department under a leader who has said it shouldn't be handling such cases.
Nation Aug 07Justice Department considers revamp of federal standards for forensic evidence
WASHINGTON — The Justice Department is reviving work on federal standards for what forensic experts can say in court and plans to create a program to monitor the accuracy of forensic testimony.
Politics Aug 05Task force on marijuana law offers little on new policies
The task force, a group of prosecutors and federal law enforcement officials, largely reiterates the current Justice Department policy on marijuana.