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DOJ expected to back off stiff prison sentence recommendation for Trump ally Roger Stone

Prosecutors recommended a prison sentence of seven to nine years for Roger Stone, saying he committed a "brazen attack" on the rule of law.
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U.S. DOJ to seek lighter prison term for Trump adviser Stone: reports

The U.S. Department of Justice will seek a shorter prison sentence for Roger Stone, a convicted associate of President Donald Trump, than the 7 to 9 years recommended by federal prosecutors, media..
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Exclusive: Justice Department anti-human trafficking grants prompt whistleblower complaint

A U.S. Justice Department anti-human trafficking grant program is facing internal complaints, after two non-profit's were denied funding in favor of two less established groups whose applications were..
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Justice Dept. won't confirm Biden investigation

The Department of Justice would not confirm if there is an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden's or his son Hunter's dealings with Ukraine. (Feb. 10) Ā 
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4 Chinese military members charged in Equifax case

Four members of the Chinese military have been charged with breaking into the networks of the Equifax credit reporting agency and stealing the personal information of tens of millions of Americans, the..
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Justice Department receiving information on Bidens from Giuliani: Senator

The U.S. Justice Department is receiving information on former Vice President Joe Biden and his businessman son, Hunter Biden, from President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, a top Trump..
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Violence in Mississippi prisons poses urgent threat, rights groups say

Civil rights advocates on Thursday called for urgent changes at Mississippi's state prison system, where 15 people have died in gang violence since December, after the U.S. Justice Department launched..
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Justice Dept. Opens Civil Rights Investigation Into Mississippi Prisons

For weeks, Mississippiā€™s prisons have been gripped by crisis, including at least a dozen inmate deaths. On Wednesday, the Justice Department responded to the turmoil.
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Justice Department investigating Mississippi prison conditions amid slew of deaths

Fifteen inmates have died in Mississippi prisons since December. Many of the deaths were the result of stabbings and fights.
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Top Antitrust Official Is Said to Recuse Himself From Google Inquiry

Makan Delrahim, the Justice Departmentā€™s head of antitrust, removed himself from examining the search giant over a conflict of interest, people with knowledge of the situation said.
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Plans for Alabamaā€™s Deadly Prisons ā€˜Wonā€™t Fix the Horrorsā€™

A panel appointed by the governor acknowledged that its recommendations could not fully address what the Justice Department has called ā€œsevere, systemicā€ conditions.
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U.S. sets meeting on liability for posts on Facebook, other platforms

The U.S. Justice Department said on Thursday it will hold a public meeting on Feb. 19 to discuss the future of a federal law which largely exempts online platforms from legal liability for the material..
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Trump administration says impeachment is legitimate and not, on the same day.

In the Senate, the presidentā€™s defense says impeachment is not a remedy to defied subpoenas. But a Justice Department lawyer says the opposite.
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Justice Department says Bolton 'grossly mischaracterizes' Barr's take on Trump's talks with Xi, Erdogan

National security adviser John Bolton reportedly told Attorney General William Barr he was concerned President Trump was granting "personal favors" to the presidents of Turkey and China.
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One Trump lawyer once worked for Comey.

Patrick Philbin was a senior official in the Justice Department under President George W. Bush.
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Facebook, government urge court to approve $5-billion FTC settlement

Facebook and DOJ on Friday urged a federal judgeĀ to approve a $5 billion deal struck with the FTC in July over Cambridge Analytica privacy complaints.
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White House team has contradicted Justice Dept., House lawyer says.

The top lawyer for the House of Representatives notified the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia of the inconsistent legal positions, and urged swift rulings for the House.
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U.S. Justice Dept. plans to hold meeting to discuss tech industry liability: sources

The U.S. Justice Department is planning to hold a conference to discuss the future of a federal law which largely exempts online platforms from legal liability for the material their users post,..
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Justice Department says it should not have continued spying on former Trump adviser

The U.S. Justice Department has told a court it did not have enough evidence to justify continued surveillance of one of President Donald Trump's former campaign advisers in 2017, in a sign it believes..
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DOJ acknowledges 'insufficient' cause to monitor former Trump aide Carter Page as suspected Russian agent

DOJ: 'Insufficient' cause to wiretap Carter Page in Russia investigation
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Jane Raskin, Who Helped Trump in Mueller Inquiry, Joins Presidentā€™s Defense Team

Ms. Raskin, who worked in the Justice Department in the Reagan administration, has been a constant but little-known presence in Mr. Trumpā€™s orbit since the Mueller inquiry.
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Courts approved more than 2,400 reduced sentences under new law - Justice Department

More than 2,400 federal inmates have won court approval for reduced prison sentences while another 124 seriously ill prisoners have been approved for early compassionate release under a criminal..
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DOJ says it has authority to carry out federal executions regardless of state rules

The Justice Department is seeking to reverse a judge's decision to block the execution of federal death-row inmates.
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Apple Takes a (Cautious) Stand Against Opening a Killerā€™s iPhones

The Silicon Valley giant is preparing for a legal fight over encryption, even as it works to reduce tensions with the Justice Department.
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DOJ says Apple hasn't helped unlock Pensacola shooter's iPhones. Apple says it only asked a week ago.

Attorney General William Barr said Apple hasn't helped unlock iPhones belonging to the Saudi pilot who opened fire at Naval Air Station Pensacola.
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Shooting at Pensacola Navy base was 'act of terrorism,' attorney general says

The Justice Department findings were announced about a month after theĀ Saudi pilot,Ā Second Lt. Mohammed Alshamrani, opened fire on service members at Naval Air Station Pensacola.
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U.S. to announce 'actions' after Saudi military trainees review: source

The U.S. government will announce "actions" on Monday along with results of a Justice Department criminal investigation into the December shootings at the Pensacola Naval Air Station in Florida that..
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Attorney General Barr wrong about role of prosecutors. Tough-on-crime stance stunts progress

Criticism of "social justice" prosecutors, threat to communities shows DOJ leaders lack vision, understanding to ensure justice system reform
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U.S. government says verdict in Bayer's Roundup case should be reversed

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Justice Department said a federal appeals court should reverse a lower court verdict finding Bayer AG liable in the case of a California man who blamed..
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Colleges Agree to Allow Increased Competition for Applicants

An agreement between college counselors and the Justice Department should free up colleges to woo early-decision applicants with financial aid.
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Coutts & Co to pay additional $27.9 million under U.S. agreement

Swiss bank Coutts & Co Ltd will pay an additional $27.9 million under an addendum to a 2015 non-prosecution agreement, the U.S. Justice Department said on Friday.
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Michigan-based research institute to pay $5.5 million over Chinese-funded grants

The Van Andel Research Institute, which conducts biomedical research, will pay $5.5 million to resolve civil charges that it failed to disclose to the U.S. government that two of its researchers were..
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Live Nation agrees to scrap retaliatory practices under Justice Dept pressure

Concert promoter Live Nation Entertainment Inc agreed to refrain from retaliating against venues that do not use its Ticketmaster service for every event in a settlement with the U.S. Justice..
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DOJ investigating alleged 'sexual arousal studies,' human experiments at Iowa care facility

The Justice Department is investigating the Glenwood Resource Center, a state institution where people with intellectual disabilities receive care.
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Lori Loughlin's attorneys argue feds are concealing evidence in college admissions scandal

Attorneys for actress Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli say the Justice Department has refused to turn over all evidence in college admissions case.
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U.S. Justice Department preparing legal action against Live Nation: source

The U.S. Justice Department is preparing to take legal action against Live Nation Entertainment on allegations the concert promoter has sought to strong-arm concert venues into using its dominant..
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U.S. DoJ preparing legal action against Live Nation for ticketing tactics: WSJ

U.S. Department of Justice is preparing to take legal action against Live Nation Entertainment on allegations the concert promoter has sought to strong-arm concert venues into using its dominant..
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Justice Dept. Releases Legal Opinions That Could Bolster Trumpā€™s Claim of Executive Privilege

The legal opinions were written during previous Democratic and Republican administrations by the Justice Departmentā€™s Office of Legal Counsel.
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U.S. universities group agrees to drop anti-competition rules

The National Association for College Admission Counseling, a trade association of admissions counselors, has agreed to drop rules against colleges trying to poach each other's students and prospective..
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Ex-NFL players charged with fraud of health program

Ten former NFL players were charged in a multimillion-dollar scheme to defraud the league's health care benefit program by submitting false claims for medical equipment, including devices used on..
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Ex-Obama Attorney General Eric Holder says William Barr is 'unfit to lead the Justice Department'

Holder said Barr's attacks on Trump's critics sound "more like the tactics of an unscrupulous criminal defense lawyer than a U.S. attorney general."
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'This is a lie. Nothing like this ever happened': Ex-FBI lawyer Lisa Page tears into Trump claim

This week, ex-FBI lawyer Lisa Page sued the Justice Department for the release of text messages that made her a frequent target of Trump's attacks.
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Withering Criticism of F.B.I. as Watchdog Presents Russia Inquiry Findings

At a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, the Justice Departmentā€™s inspector general recounted egregious problems with wiretap files.
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DOJ watchdog Michael Horowitz testifies on his findings before Senate Judiciary Committee

The Justice Department's inspector general debunked claims by Trump that political bias played a role in the FBI's decision to launch Russia probe.
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Another Inquiry Doesnā€™t Back Up Trumpā€™s Charges. So, on to the Next.

By the time the Justice Department inspector generalā€™s report was released, the president and his supporters had moved on in their effort to convince Americans of the enemies arrayed against him.
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A new blow to the FBI: Watchdog report details dysfunction, missteps in wiretap of Trump aide

The DOJ's inspector general referred to more than a dozen FBI inaccuracies identified across three separate requests to monitor Carter Page.
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GOP, Dems split over reaction to IG's Russia report

Republican and Democratic lawmakers came away with starkly different conclusions from the long-awaited report watchdog report of the Justice Department on the FBI's handling of the Russia probe. (Dec...
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Mistakes, but no political bias in FBI probe of Trump campaign: watchdog

The U.S. Justice Department's internal watchdog said on Monday that it found numerous errors but no evidence of political bias by the FBI when it opened an investigation into contacts between Donald..
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