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‘A knee on the neck of black America’: the symbolism of George Floyd’s death

May 28, 2020
Yamiche Alcindor, Amna Nawaz | The PBS NewsHour
It has been a painful two days in Minneapolis following the death of George Floyd in police custody. The incident, captured on video, raises questions about the conduct of the specific police officers involved, as well as the department’s broader relationship with citizens of color.
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Barr appoints Texas prosecutor to review Obama officials’ ‘unmasking’ requests

May 28, 2020
Devlin Barrett | The Washington Post
Attorney General William P. Barr has appointed a U.S. attorney in Texas to scrutinize Obama-era officials who sought to identify anonymized names in government documents that turned out to be people connected to then-President-elect Trump, a Justice Department official said Wednesday.
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Michael Flynn seeks order to force judge to dismiss his case

May 20, 2020
Pete Williams, Tom Winter | NBC News
Former national security adviser Michael Flynn asked a federal appeals court late Tuesday for an order directing the judge handling his case to dismiss it, another twist in his legal saga.
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Judge in Flynn case takes unusual step of allowing 3rd party briefs

May 13, 2020
Pete Williams, Tom Winter | NBC News
The federal judge overseeing the case involving retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn took the unusual step Tuesday night of inviting briefs from third parties, and he plans to setup a schedule soon to accept those filings.
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Trump vows complete end of Obamacare law despite pandemic

May 7, 2020
Devlin Barrett | The Washington Post
President Trump said Wednesday he will continue trying to toss out all of the Affordable Care Act, even as some in his administration, including Attorney General William P. Barr, have privately argued parts of the law should be preserved amid a pandemic.
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Justice Department backs pastor challenging Va. Gov. Northam's social distancing order

May 5, 2020
Pete Williams | NBC News
The Justice Department is siding with a rural Virginia church that sued the state's governor after the pastor was charged with violating a social distancing order.
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Justice Dept. investigates at least one lawmaker’s stock trades before coronavirus spike in U.S.

March 30, 2020
Devlin Barrett | The Washington Post
The Justice Department is investigating stock trades made by at least one member of Congress as the U.S. braced for the pandemic threat of coronavirus, according to a person familiar with the matter.
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House Democrats can get secret Mueller information, appeals court rules

March 11, 2020
Pete Williams | NBC News
A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that House Democrats are entitled to get materials gathered by a grand jury during former special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of the Trump campaign and Russian election meddling in 2016.
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Court rules Trump administration can withhold grants from 'sanctuary cities'

February 27, 2020
Pete Williams | NBC News
A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that the Justice Department can refuse to give crime-fighting money to cities and states that consider themselves sanctuaries and refuse to share information with federal immigration authorities.
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