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President Obama Loretta Lynch

Report Gives Mostly High Marks for Attorney General Nominee

Justice Department evaluators gave mostly high ratings to the management skills of Loretta Lynch, President Barack Obama’s nominee for attorney general, in a report made public five days before she faces a Senate confirmation hearing.

01/23/2015

The Justice Department watchdog has found the FBI has improved handling of national security letters, but says the agency could do better. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

AP Source: FBI Completes Federal Probe of Ferguson Shooting

The FBI has completed its investigation into the police shooting of an unarmed, black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, a U.S. official said Wednesday.

01/21/2015

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

No Plea Deal Likely In Boston Marathon Bombing Case

The focus of the Boston Marathon bombing trial figures to be as much on what punishment Dzhokhar Tsarnaev could face as on his responsibility for the attack.

01/18/2015

Eric Holder Speaking

Justice Department Revises Guidelines For Obtaining Records From News Media During Criminal Leak Investigations

The Justice Department on Wednesday announced revised guidelines for obtaining records from the news media during criminal leak investigations, removing language that news organizations said was ambiguous and requiring additional levels of review before a journalist can be subpoenaed.

01/15/2015

The government is now interpreting federal law to explicitly prohibit workplace discrimination against transgender individuals. (Photo by Sarah Rice/Getty Images)

US Announces Civil Rights Protections For Transgender Workers

The government is now interpreting federal law to explicitly prohibit workplace discrimination against transgender individuals.

12/18/2014

New York Times reporter James Risen

U.S. to Seek Limited Info from Journalist in CIA Leak Case

A New York Times reporter will be subpoenaed to answer questions ahead of an upcoming trial of a former CIA officer accused of leaking classified information, though a Tuesday hearing indicated there is much confusion about what the journalist may be asked to reveal.

12/16/2014

A video released by ISIS Tuesday shows what is allegedly a young boy executing two Russian spies, although a lack of physical injuries suggests the video may have been staged by the Islamic militant group.  (Photo by AFP/Getty Images)

Islamic State Recruits Broadly, Not Just Fighters

The three teenage girls from Colorado swapped Twitter messages about marriage and religion with recruiters for the Islamic State group, then set out for Syria with passports and thousands of dollars in stolen cash. Authorities intercepted them in Germany, then returned them to their families without criminal charges.

12/16/2014

Courtroom

Judge On Immigration Case Had Criticized US Policy

The federal judge assigned to rule in the lawsuit over President Barack Obama’s changes to immigration rules last year accused the Obama administration of participating in criminal conspiracies to smuggle children into the country by reuniting them with parents living here illegally.

12/09/2014

Protestors display signs outside the White House November 24, 2014 in Washington, DC  following the announcement that the white policeman who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, will not face charges. US President Barack Obama urged calm as violent protests broke out on the streets of Ferguson after a grand jury decided officer Darren Wilson will not face charges for killing Michael Brown. (Photo credit: Eva Hambach/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Administration Releases New Racial Profiling Guidance To Law Enforcement

The Obama administration issued guidelines Monday that ban federal law enforcement from profiling on the basis of religion, national origin and other characteristics, protocols the Justice Department hopes could be a model for local departments as the nation tackles questions about the role race plays in policing.

12/08/2014

File photo of a Fairfax County Police cruiser. (Photo credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Feds: Fairfax ‘Withheld information’ on Shooting

The Justice Department says Fairfax County withheld information sought by federal prosecutors in their criminal investigation of a fatal shooting by a county police officer.

12/04/2014

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