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Justice Department plans to restart capital punishment after long hiatus

In this Oct. 13, 1999 file photo, Ricky Bell, then warden at Riverbend Maximum Security Institution in Nashville, Tenn., gives a tour of the prison’s execution chamber. Republican Gov. Bill Haslam signed a bill into law last week, allowing the state to electrocute death row inmates in the event prisons are unable to obtain lethal injection drugs, which have become more and more scarce following a European-led boycott of drug sales for executions. AP Images

WASHINGTON – The Trump administration announced plans Thursday to resume executing federal prisoners awaiting the death penalty – ending a 16-year moratorium on the practice and setting the stage for fresh legal challenges. Attorney General William Barr ordered the Bureau ...

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‘Lion King’ has been clouded by intellectual property controversy for 25 years. Here’s the story behind it.

FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 7, 2017, file photo, The Walt Disney Co. logo appears on a screen above the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. A middle-aged male former employee at Disney Cruise Line says in a lawsuit that his younger female manager created a hostile work environment by bullying him about his age, bragging about sexual conquests and passing him over for promotions. Anthony McHugh says in the suit filed in Nov. 2018, that the female manager discriminated against him because of his age and sex. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

A comical warthog and wise baboon. An evil lion with a deformed eye and hyena henchmen. A lion cub that experiences profound loss, grows up under the tutelage of a talking bird, then reclaims his throne and his legacy. It ...

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Judge orders fired Naval Academy professor be reinstated

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A U.S. Naval Academy professor fired for “unprofessional conduct” and known for his criticism of the school should get his job back, a judge ruled Wednesday. Last summer, the academy dismissed tenured English professor Bruce Fleming after investigating complaints about ...

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Ex-judge dragged from courtroom after sentencing amid cries of ‘no justice, no peace’

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First came the conviction of former judge Tracie Hunter, then came a series of appeals that shook Ohio’s legal system for years. And then Monday, amid screams of racial injustice from her supporters, came the bailiff to drag a defeated ...

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Wray says FBI has recorded about 100 domestic terrorism arrests in fiscal 2019 and most investigations involve white supremacy

Christopher Wray faces a hearing Wednesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee on his nomination to become the FBI's eighth director. (Bloomberg photo by Andrew Harrer)

WASHINGTON – FBI Director Christopher Wray told lawmakers Tuesday that the bureau has recorded about 100 arrests of domestic terrorism suspects in the past nine months and that most investigations of that kind involve some form of white supremacy – ...

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A judge signed a warrant to search a journalist. But police didn’t tell her the whole story.

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Police officers in San Francisco did not tell a judge that a man they sought a search warrant for was a reporter, according to records released Tuesday. In May, Bryan Carmody was being investigated as police looked for the source ...

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Puerto Ricans shut down highway, march toward Capitol to demand that governor resign

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Puerto Ricans draped in their territory’s colors marched into the streets Monday to demand the resignation of their embattled governor, shuttering businesses and paralyzing a major highway in one of the largest demonstration in the ...

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Judge voices doubt over halting latest asylum restriction

A law enforcement officer walks past ICE log at the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement headquarters in Washington. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Salwan Georges

WASHINGTON – A federal judge said Monday that President Donald Trump’s move to sharply restrict asylum requests from people at the U.S.-Mexico border who are fleeing persecution may have violated a federal law that requires U.S. agencies to give 30 ...

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Federal judge temporarily halts congressional Democrats’ subpoenas of Trump financial records

President Trump speaks with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro during a joint news conference at the White House last month. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Jabin Botsford

WASHINGTON — A federal judge temporarily blocked subpoenas from congressional Democrats for President Donald Trump’s financial records after an appeals court weighed in on the issue. The appeals court in Washington intervened Friday in the legal battle between the lawmakers ...

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