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Obama’s Friend Could Be Called As ‘Hostile Witness’ By Government In Federal Criminal Trial

Dr. Eric Whitaker, friend of President Barack Obama, could be called as a “hostile witness” by the government in a federal criminal trial over misused funds in the state agency he used to run, a judge ruled Wednesday.

12/04/2014

Holder described it as one of "several recent incidents that have tested the sense of trust that must exist between law enforcement and the communities they are charged to serve and protect." (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Justice Dept. To Investigate NYC Chokehold Death

Holder described it as one of “several recent incidents that have tested the sense of trust that must exist between law enforcement and the communities they are charged to serve and protect.”

12/03/2014

Attorney General Eric Holder makes a separate statement on the unrest after the unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Justice to Probe NYC Chokehold Death

The Justice Department will conduct a federal investigation into the chokehold death of an unarmed black man after a grand jury in New York City declined to indict the white police officer who applied the move, a department official said Wednesday.

12/03/2014

Rev. Al Sharpton. (credit: Michael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images)

Sharpton: Obama Putting ‘Full Weight Behind’ Police Body Cameras

President Barack Obama said Monday he wants to ensure the U.S. isn’t building a “militarized culture” within police departments, while maintaining federal programs that provide the type of military-style equipment that were used to dispel racially charged protests in Ferguson, Missouri.

12/02/2014

Attorney General Eric Holder. (File photol. Credit: Kris Connor/Getty Images)

Holder Announces Plan To Target Racial Profiling

Attorney General Eric Holder will soon unveil long-planned Justice Department guidance aimed at ending racial profiling.

12/01/2014

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Federal Judge Strikes Down Arizona’s Immigrant Smuggling Law

Arizona’s frustrations over federal enforcement of the state’s border with Mexico spawned a movement nearly a decade ago to have local police confront illegal immigration. Now, the state’s experiment in immigration enforcement is falling apart in the courts.

11/10/2014

President Obama Loretta Lynch

Obama Says Lynch Will Carry on Equal Justice

Loretta Lynch was a federal prosecutor in New York when she encountered an astonishing case of police brutality: the broomstick sodomy of a Haitian immigrant in a precinct bathroom.

11/08/2014

Members of Adolf Hitler's Third Reich sit in the witness box with headsets on during the International Military Tribunal's war crimes trial in Nuremberg. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)

Congresswoman Demands Investigation Into Report Of Social Security Benefits For Suspected Nazi War Criminals

Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., wants to know why dozens of Nazi suspects collected benefits after being forced out of the United States.

10/20/2014

Attorney General Eric Holder. (credit: Bertil Enevag Ericson/AFP/Getty Images)

Holder: Mixed Record On National Security Issues

Attorney General Eric Holder was just months into the job when he announced plans to prosecute the accused mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks and other alleged co-conspirators in a New York courtroom, rather than through the Guantanamo Bay military commission process.

09/28/2014

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Government Immigration Board Determines Domestic Violence Victims May Be Able To Qualify For US Asylum

A government immigration board has determined for the first time that domestic violence victims may be able to qualify for asylum in the United States.

08/28/2014

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