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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 U.S. government, responsible for the enforcement of the law and administration of justice in the United States, equivalent to the justice or interior ministries of other countries. The department was formed in 1870 during the Ulysses S. Grant administration.

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Psychologist approved Jeffrey Epstein's removal from suicide watch

A psychologist at the federal detention center in New York City where financier Jeffrey Epstein was jailed on sex-trafficking charges had approved his removal from suicide watch before he killed..
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U.S. charges Kansas researcher over ties to Chinese university

A researcher at the University of Kansas was indicted on federal fraud charges on Wednesday for allegedly concealing ties to a Chinese university while doing research funded by the U.S. government, the..
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Videos for United States Department of Justice

Booker Announces Solution For White Supremacy [Video]Booker Announces Solution For White Supremacy

On Thursday, U.S. Senator Cory Booker revealed his solution for combating white supremacy. If he was elected he said he would create a White House office to combat white supremacy and hate crimes. The..

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U.S. applies to seize Iran oil tanker [Video]U.S. applies to seize Iran oil tanker

The U.S. has applied to seize the Iranian tanker held in Gibraltar, scuppering hopes that it would be released on Thursday and allow an easing of tensions. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

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Top lawmaker demands answers in Epstein's death [Video]Top lawmaker demands answers in Epstein's death

A top U.S. lawmaker joined the chorus of officials demanding answers from the Bureau of Prisons over the apparent suicide of Jeffrey Epstein while in federal custody. Jonah Green has more.

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Mueller-linked trial begins for ex-Obama lawyer [Video]Mueller-linked trial begins for ex-Obama lawyer

A trial for former Obama administration lawyer Greg Craig is now underway in a case linked to Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe. Nathan Frandino reports.

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Former top FBI official McCabe sues agency over firing [Video]Former top FBI official McCabe sues agency over firing

Former top FBI official Andrew McCabe, who was dismissed from the agency following a tumultuous relationship with President Donald Trump, filed a lawsuit on Thursday alleging the termination violated..

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Hong Kong's lawyers protest against 'political prosecutions' [Video]Hong Kong's lawyers protest against 'political prosecutions'

Lawyers are suspicious that the Department of Justice is trying to fast-track prosecution of people on rioting charges.

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Trump lays out steps to prevent gun violence [Video]Trump lays out steps to prevent gun violence

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday discussed steps to stop gun violence including working with social media companies to detect mass shooters before they strike, limiting violent video games and..

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House panel seeks evidence to assess impeachment [Video]House panel seeks evidence to assess impeachment

The Democratic-led U.S. House Judiciary Committee asked a federal court on Friday for access to grand jury evidence from the Mueller probe that lawmakers say they need to determine whether to begin..

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House Judiciary weighing Trump impeachment after Mueller [Video]House Judiciary weighing Trump impeachment after Mueller

U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler on Friday said the committee is considering "all remedies" including recommendation of "articles of impeachment" in the wake of..

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Mueller corrects testimony on Trump indictment decision [Video]Mueller corrects testimony on Trump indictment decision

During his second hearing on Wednesday, former Special Counsel Robert Mueller said that he wanted to correct comments made earlier in which he confirmed to Democratic Representative Ted Lieu that the..

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Mueller says Trump can be charged when term ends [Video]Mueller says Trump can be charged when term ends

Former special counsel Robert Mueller is affirming that a president can be charged with crimes after leaving office. He says Justice Department guidelines prevented him from considering charges against..

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The Department of Justice just filed a new lawsuit against Facebook accusing it of failing to protect your privacy (FB) [Video]The Department of Justice just filed a new lawsuit against Facebook accusing it of failing to protect your privacy (FB)

Facebook settled ongoing privacy probes with the FTC and SEC over the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Yet the Consumer Protection Branch of the U.S. Department of Justice is now filing a lawsuit against..

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What will U.S. lawmakers ask Mueller? [Video]What will U.S. lawmakers ask Mueller?

Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday will finally have their chance to speak with Special Counsel Robert Mueller, when the former FBI director testifies on Capitol Hill about his report on President..

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Wall Street falls as CSX drops [Video]Wall Street falls as CSX drops

U.S. stock indexes fell on Wednesday as weak results from CSX stoked concerns that the U.S.-China trade war could dent corporate earnings. Fred Katayama reports.

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No federal charges for NYPD in Eric Garner death [Video]No federal charges for NYPD in Eric Garner death

None of the New York police officers whose attempted arrest of Eric Garner in 2014, which led to the man's death and helped fuel the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement, will face federal criminal..

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"Today, we can't breathe": Eric Garner's mother

Eric Garner's mother Gwen Carr and daughter, Emerald Snipes on Tuesday blasted a Justice Department decision clearing Daniel Pantaleo, the officer who put Garner in a prohibited chokehold, as a..

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Trump Administration Creates New Barrier For Immigrants Seeking U.S. Asylum [Video]Trump Administration Creates New Barrier For Immigrants Seeking U.S. Asylum

The Trump administration unveiled a new rule to bar almost all migrants from applying for asylum at the southern border. Under the new rule, migrants are required to first pursue safe haven in a third..

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Even More Bad News For Deutsche Bank [Video]Even More Bad News For Deutsche Bank

Deutsche Bank is being investigated by the US Department of Justice. The investigation was part of a wider probe of the 1MDB scandal, the Wall Street Journal reported. The New York Times also reported..

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Reckitt pays $1.4bln to settle U.S. federal probe [Video]Reckitt pays $1.4bln to settle U.S. federal probe

British consumer goods giant Reckitt Benckiser has agreed to pay $1.4bln to settle U.S. federal probes into the marketing of an opioid addiction treatment. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

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A Federal Appeals Court Ruled That Donald Trump Violated The Constitution [Video]A Federal Appeals Court Ruled That Donald Trump Violated The Constitution

A federal appeals court ruled that President Donald Trump violated the Constitution. Trump did this by blocking people whose views he disliked from his Twitter account. According to Reuters, the 2nd..

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DOJ Changes How They Will Handle Immigration Hearings? [Video]DOJ Changes How They Will Handle Immigration Hearings?

Business Insider reports the Department of Justice is planning to replace human interpreters at immigration court hearings. The translators will be replaced with informative videos briefing migrants..

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Census Question Lingers [Video]Census Question Lingers

The U.S. Justice Department is still considering how to proceed on an effort to add a citizenship question to the 2020 U.S. Census. This news comes via Reuters, which viewed court papers filed on..

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Trump Tweets About Justice Department Decision Over Citizenship Question On Census [Video]Trump Tweets About Justice Department Decision Over Citizenship Question On Census

The Justice Department recently said a question about citizenship would not be in the 2020 census. According to CNN, President Donald Trump did not agree with the “consensus” and said so on..

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U.S. Justice Department teams up with states on probe of Big Tech firms

The U.S. Justice Department is working with a group of more than a dozen state attorneys general as it moves forward with a broad investigation into major technology companies, the department's..
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U.S. DoJ antitrust chief says working with states on Big Tech probe

The U.S. Justice Department is working with a group of more than a dozen state attorneys general as it investigates the market power of major technology companies, the department's antitrust chief,..
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Warden at New York jail where financier Epstein died is removed

U.S. Attorney General William Barr ordered the removal of the warden at the federal jail where financier Jeffrey Epstein was found dead in an apparent suicide while awaiting trial on sex trafficking..
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U.S. government shakes up staffing at jail where financier Epstein died

The U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday announced a staff shakeup at the federal jail where financier Jeffrey Epstein was found dead in an apparent suicide while awaiting trial on sex trafficking..
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Sprint, T-Mobile win U.S. antitrust approval for $26 billion merger

T-Mobile US Inc won U.S. antitrust approval for its $26 billion takeover of rival Sprint Corp, the Justice Department said on Friday, clearing a major hurdle to a deal that would merge the nation's..
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U.S. Justice Department approves $26 billion Sprint, T-Mobile merger

The U.S. Justice Department said on Friday it is approving T-Mobile US Inc's $26 billion takeover of rival Sprint Corp, clearing a major hurdle to a deal that would merge the nation's third and fourth..
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U.S. Department of Justice approves T-Mobile, Sprint tie-up

The U.S. Justice Department said it was greenlighting T-Mobile US Inc's request to acquire rival Sprint Corp after the companies agreed to divest Sprint's prepaid businesses including Boost Mobile to..
Reuters - Published

U.S. Justice Department resumes use of death penalty, schedules five executions

The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday reinstated a two-decades long dormant policy allowing the federal government's use of capital punishment and immediately scheduled the executions for five death..
Reuters - Published

Explainer: What Google, Facebook could face in U.S. antitrust probe

The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating whether big technology companies are engaged in anticompetitive behavior, addressing a rising tide of criticism they have become too powerful to the..
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Justice Department will not pursue criminal contempt charges in Census dispute with Congress

The U.S. Justice Department will not pursue criminal charges against Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, after Democrats in the House of Representatives voted to hold them..
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Mueller says he did not exonerate Trump, U.S. policy precluded charges

Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Wednesday told a dramatic U.S. congressional hearing he had not exonerated President Donald Trump of obstruction of justice and indicated he would have sought..
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China says opposes U.S. long-arm jurisdiction following Chinese firm's indictment

China said on Wednesday it opposes the long-arm jurisdiction of the United States following the indictment of a Chinese firm by the U.S. Department of Justice on charges related to sanctions against..
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Senior lawmaker rejects Justice Department limits on Mueller testimony

A day before Robert Mueller's eagerly anticipated congressional testimony, a senior Democratic U.S. lawmaker on Tuesday accused President Donald Trump's Justice Department of arrogance in instructing..
Reuters - Published

Technology giants' power to be probed in US

Firms like Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple will be scrutinised in a Department of Justice probe.
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Chinese company, owner indicted in U.S. on North Korea sanctions charges

A Chinese company, its owner and three managers have been indicted on charges they conspired to evade U.S. sanctions intended to stop North Korean companies from helping Pyongyang develop nuclear..
Reuters - Published

U.S. Justice Department tells Mueller to limit congressional testimony

The U.S. Justice Department told former Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Monday he should limit his testimony before Congress this week to discussing his public report on the Russia probe.
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About 3,100 federal inmates to be released early under new U.S. law

Roughly 3,100 U.S. inmates, including many convicted of drug offenses, will be released early from federal prisons for good behavior under a criminal justice reform law signed last year by President..
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Protesters vent anger at NY mayor, U.S. DOJ after chokehold decision

Several hundred people took to the streets of New York on Wednesday to protest the U.S. Department of Justice's decision not to bring charges against a New York City policeman in the chokehold death of..
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New York mayor says he regrets trusting U.S. Justice Department on Garner chokehold case

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Wednesday that he regrets trusting the U.S. Department of Justice after federal prosecutors declined to charge a city policeman who used a fatal chokehold on..
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U.S. Justice Department asks appeals court to pause antitrust ruling against Qualcomm

The U.S. Justice Department asked a federal appeals court to pause the enforcement of a sweeping antitrust ruling against mobile chip supplier Qualcomm Inc on Tuesday, citing support from the Energy..
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Factbox: U.S. police officers who kill unarmed black men often avoid criminal liability

A New York City policeman became the latest example of a law enforcement officer to face no criminal liability for killing an unarmed black man when the U.S. Department of Justice said on Tuesday it..
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No New York police officers will be charged in Eric Garner death: official

None of the New York police officers whose attempted arrest of Eric Garner in 2014 led to the man's death and fueled the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement will face federal criminal charges, a..
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J&J faces U.S. criminal probe related to baby powder: Bloomberg

The U.S. Justice Department is pursuing a criminal probe into whether Johnson & Johnson lied about potential cancer risks of its talcum powder and has convened a grand jury in Washington, Bloomberg..
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House Democrats seek briefing on Acosta's role in Epstein plea deal

U.S. House Democrats on Thursday asked the Justice Department for a briefing on Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta's decision to approve a 2007 plea deal for financier Jeffrey Epstein, who was charged..
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Lawmakers seek scientific review of plan to tightly regulate all fentanyl copycats

Lawmakers on the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee have urged the Trump administration to conduct a scientific review of a Justice Department-backed bill to classify all illicit chemical knockoffs of the..
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Second U.S. judge blocks Justice Department bid for new legal team in census cases

A second U.S. judge has rejected a Department of Justice request to replace its legal team in cases on the 2020 census as the Trump administration tries to add a contentious citizenship question.
Reuters - Published

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