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A racist, profit-driven police department in Ferguson, Missouri

A racist, profit-driven police department in Ferguson, Missouri

A federal investigation into the police killing of an unarmed, black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, lays bare what officials contend are racist, profit-driven law enforcement practices in the small St.…

Pressure on Ferguson after scathing report on shooting

Pressure on Ferguson after scathing report on shooting

A Justice Department report says blacks in Ferguson, Missouri, are disproportionately subject to excessive police force, baseless traffic stops and citations for infractions as petty as walking down the middle…

Eric Holder claims success in criminal justice policies

Eric Holder claims success in criminal justice policies

The share of federal drug offenders subject to mandatory minimum sentences that critics call unduly harsh has plunged in the last year, according to figures Attorney General Eric Holder plans…

More consternation for Loretta Lynch’s confirmation?

More consternation for Loretta Lynch’s confirmation?

Senators weigh Loretta Lynch’s nomination for attorney general for a second day at a hearing certain to pile criticism on President Barack Obama and Eric Holder, the current occupant of…

AG nominee Loretta Lynch faces Senate hearings

AG nominee Loretta Lynch faces Senate hearings

President Barack Obama’s attorney general nominee, Loretta Lynch, faces Senate questioners Wednesday as she seeks to become the first black woman to hold the nation’s top law enforcement job. In…

Appeals court considers Marshals shooting case

Appeals court considers Marshals shooting case

An appeals court is deciding whether deputy U.S. marshals who shot and wounded a teenage driver eight years ago may be sued in federal court, a case that’s unfolding amid…

Petraeus may face criminal charges

Petraeus may face criminal charges

The Justice Department is weighing bringing criminal charges against former CIA Director David Petraeus over the handling of classified information, a U.S. official said Friday night. Investigators have presented senior-level…

Obama says Sony wrong to yank film over hack

Obama says Sony wrong to yank film over hack

President Barack Obama declared that Sony “made a mistake” in shelving a satirical film about a plot to assassinate North Korea’s leader, and he pledged the U.S. would respond “in…

How should U.S. respond to hack on Sony?

How should U.S. respond to hack on Sony?

The detective work blaming North Korea for the Sony hacker break-in appears so far to be largely circumstantial, The Associated Press has learned. The dramatic conclusion of a Korean role…

Revived debate on toture, interrogation, CIA

Revived debate on toture, interrogation, CIA

When the CIA sought permission to use harsh interrogation methods on a captured al-Qaida operative, the response from Bush administration lawyers was encouraging, even clinical. In one of several memos…

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