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FBI takes close look at increase in mass shootings

FBI takes close look at increase in mass shootings

The number of shootings in which a gunman wounds or kills multiple people has increased dramatically in recent years, with the majority of attacks in the last decade occurring at…

Looking for new ways to battle data fraud

Looking for new ways to battle data fraud

Working to combat an increasingly lucrative crime that crosses national boundaries, Justice Department officials are pressing for a new law to help them prosecute criminals overseas who traffic in stolen…

Lighter sentences sought for some business crimes

Lighter sentences sought for some business crimes

The federal panel that sets sentencing policy eased penalties this year for potentially tens of thousands of nonviolent drug offenders. Now, defense lawyers and prisoner advocates are pushing for similar…

Sex trafficking among young children

Sex trafficking among young children

When FBI agents and police officers fanned out across the country last month in a weeklong effort to rescue child sex trafficking victims, they pulled minors as young as 11…

Panel supports early release of many drug felons

Panel supports early release of many drug felons

Tens of thousands of federal inmates serving time for drug crimes may be eligible for early release under a cost-cutting proposal adopted Friday that would dramatically reduce the nation’s prison…

Federal probe of IRS now includes missing emails

Federal probe of IRS now includes missing emails

A Justice Department investigation into the Internal Revenue Service has expanded to include an inquiry into the disappearance of emails from a former senior IRS official. Deputy Attorney General James…

Benghazi suspect lawyer cites ‘lack of evidence’

Benghazi suspect lawyer cites ‘lack of evidence’

A lawyer for a Libyan militant charged in the 2012 Benghazi attacks said Wednesday that she had seen no evidence tying her client to the violence, but a judge nonetheless…

In prison for 10 years or more? Apply for clemency

In prison for 10 years or more? Apply for clemency

The Obama administration is encouraging many nonviolent federal prisoners to apply for early release — and expecting thousands to take up the offer. It’s an effort to deal with high…

Justice broadens criteria for clemency

Justice broadens criteria for clemency

The Justice Department is broadening the criteria it will use in evaluating clemency petitions from certain federal prisoners and expects the changes to result in thousands of new applications, Attorney…