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Suspected Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19. (credit: FBI)

Feds Seek Death Penalty for Boston Marathon Suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

Federal prosecutors on Thursday announced they will seek the death penalty against 20-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in the Boston Marathon bombing.

01/30/2014

Dzhokar Tsarnaev is accused of planting bombs near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. (credit: FBI via Getty Images)

Death Penalty Decision Imminent in Boston Bombing

As attorney general, Eric Holder has approved pursuing the death penalty in at least 34 criminal cases, upholding a long-ago pledge to Congress that he would vigorously enforce federal law even though he’s not a proponent of capital punishment.

01/29/2014

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Government to Track Down Thieves in Target Breach

Attorney General Eric Holder says the Justice Department is committed to tracking down the thieves who stole information from millions of customers of Target Corp.

01/29/2014

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Marijuana Banking Regulations on the Way

Attorney General Eric Holder says the Obama administration is planning to roll out regulations soon that would allow banks to do business with legal marijuana sellers.

01/23/2014

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ACLU: Obama Administration Blocking ATF Agent’s ‘Fast And Furious’ Book

The Obama administration is blocking a federal law enforcement agent from publishing a book about the failed “Fast and Furious” gun-smuggling sting operation because of concerns that the book would negatively affect morale, the American Civil Liberties Union said Monday.

10/07/2013

When President Barack Obama picked B. Todd Jones to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, it looked like the moment had arrived when the beleaguered ATF would reassert itself as an agency with teeth.(Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

Despite Gun Control Debate, ATF Boxed In By Politics

When President Barack Obama picked B. Todd Jones to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, it looked like the moment had arrived when the beleaguered ATF would reassert itself as an agency with teeth.

10/06/2013

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Government to Sue North Carolina Over New Voter Law

The Justice Department will sue the state of North Carolina for alleged racial discrimination over tough new voting rules, the latest effort by the Obama administration to fight back against a Supreme Court decision that struck down the most powerful part of the landmark Voting Rights Act and freed southern states from strict federal oversight of their elections.

09/30/2013

People gather to listen to speakers during the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s 'I have a Dream' speech at the Lincoln Memorial on August 24, 2013 in Washington, DC. The event included a commemorative march and rally along the historic route followed on August 28, 1963 and is being led by civil rights leader Al Sharpton and Martin Luther King III, King's oldest son.  (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Sharpton: ‘Rosa Parks Wasn’t No Ho’

Tens of thousands of people marched to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial and down the National Mall on Saturday, commemorating the 50th anniversary of his famous speech and pledging that his dream include equality for gays, Latinos, the poor and the disabled.

08/24/2013

For nearly five years, government and industry officials have been exploring a variety ways to make it easier to find airliners and their critical "black boxes" when they end up in the ocean. (Credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Gov’t, States Challenge Proposed Airline Merger

The Justice Department and a number of state attorneys general on Tuesday challenged a proposed $11 billion merger between US Airways Group Inc. and American Airlines’ parent company, AMR Corp.

08/13/2013

File photo of U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Holder Goes After Mandatory Federal Drug Sentences

Attorney General Eric Holder is calling for major changes to the nation’s criminal justice system that would scale back the use of harsh prison sentences for certain drug-related crimes, divert people convicted of low-level offenses to drug treatment and community service programs and expand a prison program to allow for release of some elderly, non-violent offenders.

08/12/2013

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