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Justice Dept. Seeks Funding to Fight Domestic Extremism and Inequality

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WASHINGTON — Attorney General Merrick B. Garland told lawmakers on Tuesday that the Justice Department needs more money for Biden administration priorities including combating domestic...
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Prosecutors Are Said to Have Sought Aggressive Approach to Capitol Riot Inquiry

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WASHINGTON — In the weeks after the deadly Capitol riot on Jan. 6, federal prosecutors in Washington devised a broad plan to root out possible...
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Justice Dept. Asked to Examine Whether Swiss Bank Kept Helping Tax Dodgers

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WASHINGTON — The chairman of the Senate banking panel asked Attorney General Merrick B. Garland on Tuesday for information about whether Credit Suisse continued to...
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Justice Dept. Opens Inquiry Into Louisville Police

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WASHINGTON — Attorney General Merrick B. Garland announced on Monday a sweeping Justice Department investigation into the Louisville, Ky., police and the county government there,...
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Justice Dept. Opens Broad Inquiry Into Minneapolis Police

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WASHINGTON — Attorney General Merrick B. Garland announced on Wednesday a sweeping investigation into the Minneapolis Police Department, signaling that the Biden administration will seek...
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What Might Bring Changes to Policing in Minneapolis?

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Derek Chauvin had worked for almost two decades at the Minneapolis Police Department, amassing a history riddled with accusations of abuse, before he murdered George...
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Justice Dept. Restores Use of Consent Decrees for Police Abuses

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Under the Obama administration, the Justice Department aggressively used consent decrees and court monitors to push changes at police forces found to engage in a...
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Biden’s Choice for Civil Rights Post Has Worked to Defend Voting Rights

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WASHINGTON — When Alabama’s Shelby County sued nearly a decade ago to strike down key pieces of the Voting Rights Act, a civil rights lawyer...
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Biden Creating Commission to Study Expanding the Supreme Court

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WASHINGTON — President Biden on Friday will order a 180-day study of adding seats to the Supreme Court, making good on a campaign-year promise to...
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Biden to Announce Executive Actions to Tackle Gun Violence

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WASHINGTON — President Biden is expected to unveil a series of executive actions addressing gun violence on Thursday, weeks after back-to-back mass shootings left 18...