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United States Department of Justice: U.S. federal executive department in charge of law enforcement
The United States Department of Justice (DOJ), also known as the Justice Department, is a federal executive department of the United States government responsible for the enforcement of the law and administration of justice in the United States, and is equivalent to the justice or interior ministries of other countries. The department was formed in 1870 during the Ulysses S. Grant administration, and administers several federal law enforcement agencies, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the United States Marshals Service (USMS), the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). The department is responsible for investigating instances of financial fraud, representing the United States government in legal matters, and running the federal prison system. The department is also responsible for reviewing the conduct of local law enforcement as directed by the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994.


DOJ can't defend Trump in rape defamation suit: judge [Video]

DOJ can't defend Trump in rape defamation suit: judge

A federal judge on Tuesday rejected a U.S. government request to drop Donald Trump as a defendant in a defamation lawsuit by a writer who said the president falsely denied raping her in a Manhattan..

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OxyContin Maker Purdue Pharma to Plead Guilty to 3 Federal Charges [Video]

OxyContin Maker Purdue Pharma to Plead Guilty to 3 Federal Charges

Justice Department officials made the announcement on Wednesday.

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OxyContin maker to plead guilty in opioid probe [Video]

OxyContin maker to plead guilty in opioid probe

Purdue Pharma agreed to plead guilty to criminal charges over the handling of its addictive prescription opioid OxyContin, in a deal that comes with a $8.4 billion settlement but stops short of..

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DOJ announces Purdue Pharma's plea deal in opioid probe [Video]

DOJ announces Purdue Pharma's plea deal in opioid probe

Purdue Pharma LP agreed to plead guilty to criminal charges over the handling of its addictive prescription opioid OxyContin, in a deal with U.S. prosecutors that imposed significant penalties..

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U.S. sues Google, says breakup may be needed [Video]

U.S. sues Google, says breakup may be needed

The U.S. Justice Department filed an antitrust lawsuit against Alphabet Inc's Google on Tuesday, accusing the $1 trillion company of illegally using its market power to fend off rivals and said nothing..

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DOJ calls out Russian hacking spree [Video]

DOJ calls out Russian hacking spree

[NFA] The U.S. Justice Department said on Monday it has indicted six Russian intelligence agency hackers for a four-year long hacking spree that included attacks against the 2018 PyeongChang Winter..

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Melania book author sued for breaking nondisclosure [Video]

Melania book author sued for breaking nondisclosure

The U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday accused Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, author of a tell-all book about first lady Melania Trump, of breaking their nondisclosure agreement and asked a court to set..

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Return To Sender: Rookie USPS Mail Carrier Dumped Ballots Into New Jersey Dumpsters [Video]

Return To Sender: Rookie USPS Mail Carrier Dumped Ballots Into New Jersey Dumpsters

Nicholas Beauchene began working for the US Postal Service in July, 2020. No longer. The DOJ has charged him for dumping 1,875 pieces of mail, including ballots, in two dumpsters in North Arlington and..

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OxyContin maker nears guilty plea in opioid probe [Video]

OxyContin maker nears guilty plea in opioid probe

[NFA] Purdue Pharma, the OxyContin maker controlled by members of the wealthy Sackler family, is nearing an agreement to plead guilty to criminal charges as part of a broader deal to resolve U.S...

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US brings charges against British suspected IS terrorists [Video]

US brings charges against British suspected IS terrorists

Two British suspected terrorists are facing charges in the US over thebeheading of Western hostages. The US Justice Department announced the chargesagainst Alexanda Kotey, 36, and El Shafee Elsheikh,..

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NYC, Seattle, Portland Designated as 'Anarchist Jurisdictions' by DOJ [Video]

NYC, Seattle, Portland Designated as 'Anarchist Jurisdictions' by DOJ

The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced the designations on Monday.

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DOJ: Al Jazeera's Online Platform AJ+ Is 'Foreign Agent' Of Qatari Government [Video]

DOJ: Al Jazeera's Online Platform AJ+ Is 'Foreign Agent' Of Qatari Government

The Foreign Agents Registration Act, or FARA, was created to prevent foreign propaganda, from individuals or companies, from swaying the American public. Those working on behalf of a foreign government..

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DOJ says $175 million stolen in PPP fraud [Video]

DOJ says $175 million stolen in PPP fraud

57 people have been charged since May with trying to steal from the Paycheck Protection Program designed to help Americans during the coronavirus pandemic.

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DOJ moves to defend Trump in defamation lawsuit [Video]

DOJ moves to defend Trump in defamation lawsuit

[NFA] U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Wednesday defended his office's intervention in a defamation lawsuit by a woman who accused President Donald Trump of raping her, when it moved the case to..

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DOJ to file Google lawsuit in weeks -sources [Video]

DOJ to file Google lawsuit in weeks -sources

The Justice Department, which has been conducting an antitrust investigation of Alphabet Inc's Google, plans to bring a lawsuit against Google as soon as this month, according to two sources familiar..

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Judge rejects DOJ's attempt to shield Trump from defamation lawsuit

Federal judge says Trump isn't an "employee of the government," and therefore is not protected by a law to protect federal employees from civil litigation.
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Justice Department can't represent President Trump in E. Jean Carroll defamation case, judge rules

Justice Department effort to intervene was blocked in a defamation case against Trump by E. Jean Carroll after he denied her claim that he raped her.
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The Justice Department is holding a press conference on election security.
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OxyContin maker to plead guilty to federal criminal charges in $8 billion settlement

Purdue Pharma, the company whose OxyContin painkiller that drove a nationwide opioid epidemic, has agreed to plead guilty to federal criminal charges as part of a settlement with the government that..
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Justice Department files antitrust lawsuit against Google

Google is vowing to fight the Justice Department in court after prosecutors accused the company of locking out competition with an illegal monopoly. Jeff Pegues has more on the case.
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Watergate Led to Reforms. Now, Would-Be Reformers Believe, So Will Trump.

Among the possibilities are proposals developed by a Justice Department official from the Bush administration and a White House counsel under President Barack Obama.
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Google Justice Department antitrust lawsuit explained: This is what it means for you

Does Google's dominance in search harm you? Everything you need to know about how the Justice Department's antitrust suit filed Thursday affects you.
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Here's the latest for Tuesday October 20th: DOJ sues Google on antitrust concerns; Turkish troops withdraw from Syria; Pope Francis conducts mass in mask; Israel uncovers militant tunnel in Gaza..
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DOJ files antitrust lawsuit against Google, alleging it maintains a search monopoly

The Department of Justice filed suit against Google for allegedly violating antitrust regulations. The DOJ alleges that Google, which is a division of Alphabet, paid billions of dollars to Apple and..
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Department of Justice to sue Google for antitrust violation

Department of Justice expected to allege that search giant paid billions to Apple and others to maintain its dominance.
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DOJ charges Russian military officers in hacking and malware attacks

Federal prosecutors have charged six Russian military officers with cyberattacks on targets around the world designed to, in part, interfere with international elections. Jeff Pegues has more details.
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Six Russian intelligence operatives charged in global hacking operation; same group linked to 2016 election

"No country has weaponized its cyber capabilities as maliciously and irresponsibly as Russia," said a U.S. DOJ representative.
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'Riding a tiger': William Barr's politically charged tenure puts DOJ on ballot with Trump

AG William Barr's politically-charged tenure puts DOJ on ballot with Trump
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China Threatens to Detain Americans if U.S. Prosecutes Chinese Scholars

American officials said China had insisted that the Justice Department not proceed with cases against the arrested scholars, who are in the Chinese military and face charges of visa fraud.
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Portland and Oakland sue over use of federal agents at protests

The suit alleges that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Justice Department are overstepping constitutional limits in their use of federal law enforcement officers to tamp down on..
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Justice Department official Bruce Ohr resigns from department

"Mr. Ohr retired after his counsel was informed that a final decision on a disciplinary review being conducted by Department senior career officials was imminent," a DOJ spokesperson said.
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Bruce Ohr leaves DOJ after being rebuked for contact with Steele during Russia investigation

Ex-associate deputy attorney general Bruce Ohr, who'd been in touch with British informant Steele, retired before the final decision of a disciplinary review.
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Pilgrim’s Pride to Pay $110 Million to Settle Charges of Fixing Chicken Prices

The Justice Department said the company helped fix the price of chicken and passed the cost to consumers.
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Justice Department sues Stephanie Winston Wolkoff over Melania Trump tell-all book

The Justice Department is suing Stephanie Winston Wolkoff for breach of contract for publishing her tell-all White House memoir, "Melania and Me."
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Department of Justice makes changes to longstanding policy on election interference, report says

ProPublica reports the Department of Justice sent an email that said federal investigators can publicly look into suspected election fraud before the polls close. It specifically mentioned postal..
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Justice Department sues Yale, alleging race-based discrimination

The lawsuit alleges Yale "discriminates based on race and national origin in its undergraduate admissions process, and that race is the determinative factor in hundreds of admissions decisions each..
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GOP fundraiser Broidy charged in scheme to lobby DOJ and Trump admin

Broidy was charged in federal district court in Washington.
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US charges British IS members for hostage deaths

The Justice Department unsealed charges against two Islamic State militants from Britain, accusing them of carrying out a gruesome campaign of torture, beheadings and other acts of violence against..
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U.S. announces charges against two ISIS members

The Justice Department announced charges Wednesday against two British nationals who joined the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), for their role in the torture and brutal killings of Western..
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Government Lawsuit Over John Bolton’s Memoir May Proceed, Judge Rules

The Justice Department is seeking to seize a $2 million advance because President Trump’s former top aide published the book, which criticizes Mr. Trump, without written permission.
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1,600 former Justice Department lawyers accuse Barr of using DOJ to help Trump in election

In an open letter, former Justice Department attorneys expressed concerns Thursday that Attorney General William Barr is using the power of the agency to help Trump win reelection.
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Brennan Rebuffed Requests to Lower Confidence in Key Russia Finding

The revelation that the former C.I.A. director sided with two analysts over senior officers, contained in his new book, has been a focus of the Justice Department review of the Russia inquiry.
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DOJ announces largest healthcare fraud takedown

Acting Assistant Attorney General Brian Rabbitt announces cases that charge more than 300 individuals with health care fraud schemes involving more than six billion dollars in alleged health care fraud..
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Michael Flynn's attorney asked Trump to hold off on pardon

Judge Emmet Sullivan is reviewing the Justice Department's move to dismiss charges against President Trump's former national security adviser.
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Murders Are Rising. Blaming a Party Doesn’t Add Up.

The data reveals a different picture than the party-driven explanation President Trump and the Department of Justice have offered.
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Barr has brought the D.O.J. closer to the White House than it has been in a half-century, historians say.

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Justice Dept. Aids Trump’s False Narrative on Voting

In a series of unusual moves, the Justice Department has helped stoke skepticism about mail-in voting.
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Justice Department seeks immediate ban on WeChat in U.S.

The Trump administration claims the Chinese-owned messaging service is a threat to national security.
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D.O.J. discloses investigation into discarded Pennsylvania ballots, prompting fears of politicization.

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Current state of technology and social media in the U.S.

Facebook announced the removal of hundreds of Russian-linked accounts, pages and groups. The Justice Department is trying to force big tech to take responsibility for content on their platforms, while..
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DOJ moves to make it easier to sue social media companies

It's the latest move to amend a 24-year-old law that shields social media companies from most lawsuits.
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Operation targeting Darknet drug traffickers nets dozes of arrest worldwide, officials say

The Justice Department said more than $6.5 million in cash and virtual currencies, as well as 500 kilograms of drugs, have been seized.
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Wisconsin DOJ hires former Madison police chief to review Jacob Blake shooting investigation

Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul announced retired Madison Police Chief Noble Wray will analyze the DOJ investigation for the Kenosha DA.  
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DOJ names New York City, Portland, Seattle 'anarchist jurisdictions' that could lose federal funding

President Donald Trump executive order threatened to withhold federal funding from cities where the administration said local officials have cut funding for police departments, refused offers for help..
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DOJ says 3 cities could lose federal aid for allowing "anarchy"

New York City, Portland and Seattle were labeled "anarchist jurisdictions" by the Justice Department.
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Justice Department seeking to charge protesters with sedition

The federal sedition law is used rarely but is aimed at charging individuals with overthrowing the government.
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Trump's unrestrained full partner? Attorney General William Barr echoes president in slamming DOJ

Attorney General William Barr launched an extraordinary rebuke of lawyers under his command that drew parallels to Trump's recriminations against the DOJ.
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Attorney General Barr urges federal charges against violent protesters

Attorney General William Barr is calling on U.S. attorneys nationwide to seek federal charges against violent demonstrators. He even suggested invoking the rarely-used sedition law, which can punish..
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Attorney General William Barr brings up slavery when referring to quarantining during the pandemic

The attorney general made several shocking statements at a Constitution Day event sponsored by Hillsdale College. Catherine Herridge reports from the Department of Justice.
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Barr assails DOJ prosecutors, says some are "headhunters"

In a rare rebuke by an attorney general of his department's own prosecutors, Barr said they sometimes fixate too much on prominent targets and on "ill-conceived" political probes.
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Barr Defends Right to Intrude in Cases as He Sees Fit

The attorney general’s remarks scanned as a rebuke of career Justice Department lawyers who have questioned his level of involvement.
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US accuses 5 in China of global hacking campaign

The Justice Department has charged five Chinese citizens with hacks targeting more than 100 companies and institutions in the United States and elsewhere, including social media and video game..
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China-Backed Hackers Broke Into 100 Firms and Agencies, U.S. Says

In indictments against five Chinese nationals, the Justice Department described sophisticated attacks to hijack networks and extort universities, businesses and nonprofits.
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5 Chinese citizens at large, 2 Malaysian suspects arrested in global hacking campaign targeting gaming

The Justice Department unsealed charges Wednesday against five Chinese citizens and two Malaysian nationals in a global hacking campaign, allegedly part of APT-41, that targeted more than 100 entities,..
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Texas woman fraudulently submitted Paycheck Protection Program loan applications for nearly $2M, DOJ says

Lola Shalewa Barbara Kasali allegedly received more than $1.9 million in PPP loans and transferred the money into four additional bank accounts.
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