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Supreme Court again considers partisan gerrymandering, but voters are not waiting

The Supreme Court of the United States. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Ricky Carioti.

DETROIT – Disappointed with the election results but not ready to give up on politics, Katie Fahey sent out the modern equivalent of a message-in-a-bottle on Nov. 10, 2016. “I’d like to take on gerrymandering in Michigan,” she typed in ...

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Who is Attorney General Barr, the man deciding what parts of the Mueller report to release?

Attorney general nominee William Barr. (Washington Post photo by Calla Kessler)

On Friday, special counsel Robert Mueller III finished his report on President Donald Trump and Russia and submitted it to Attorney General William Barr. The Trump administration official must now decide what to share with Congress and members of the ...

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Analysis: Conclusion that there was no conspiracy opens media outlets to mockery

Former FBI director Robert Mueller, shown speaking during an interview at FBI headquarters in 2013, will lead the investigation into ties between Russia and President Donald Trump's campaign. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

And now comes the reckoning for the mainstream news media and the pundits. After more than two years of intense reporting and endless talking-head speculation about possible collusion between Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and Russian agents in 2016, special counsel ...

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‘If you took it all in in one day, it would kill you’: What Mueller’s investigation has already revealed

Attorney general nominee William Barr. (Washington Post photo by Calla Kessler)

WASHINGTON – He pulled back the curtain on a sophisticated Kremlin hacking operation – identifying by name the 12 Russian military officers who he said sought to sway a U.S. election. He exposed a Russian online influence campaign – bringing ...

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Mueller report sent to attorney general, signaling his Russia investigation has ended

Outgoing FBI director Robert Mueller speaks during an interview at FBI headquarters on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, in Washington. The nature of terrorism has changed in Robert Mueller’s dozen years as FBI director, but his concerns for the future are much the same as when terrorists struck on Sept. 11, 2001, merely a week after he’d taken over the bureau. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

WASHINGTON – Special counsel Robert Mueller has submitted a confidential report to Attorney General William Barr, marking the end of his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible obstruction of justice by President Donald Trump, a Justice ...

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Prosecutors think Chelsea Manning did not tell truth about WikiLeaks, her lawyers say

Chelsea Manning prepares to enter the Albert V. Bryan U.S. District Courthouse on March 5, 2019, in Alexandria, Va. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Jahi Chikwendiu.

WASHINGTON – Lawyers for Chelsea Manning said prosecutors contend she made “false or mistaken” statements during her military trial nine years ago for sharing classified information with WikiLeaks, according to newly unsealed court documents. Manning, a former Army intelligence analyst ...

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Wisconsin judge invalidates GOP attempt to limit power of governor


A Wisconsin judge on Thursday blocked several lightning-fast actions in December by the state’s Republican-controlled Legislature to limit the power of its then-incoming governor, Democrat Tony Evers, and preserve policies implemented by his predecessor, Scott Walker. The GOP has tried ...

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Sackler family accused in new suit of causing opioid crisis

FILE - This Feb. 19, 2013, file photo shows OxyContin pills arranged for a photo at a pharmacy in Montpelier, Vt. Purdue Pharma, the maker of the prescription opioid painkiller OxyContin. Purdue said Monday, March 4, 2019, that it has asked a Massachusetts court to throw out a lawsuit filed by the state's attorney general that accuses the company, its owners and top executives of deceiving patients and doctors about the risks of opioids. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)

The billionaire family that owns opioid-maker Purdue Pharma has been accused by local governments in a new lawsuit of causing the nationwide public-health crisis involving pain-killing medicines that has left hundreds of thousands of Americans dead from overdoses. More than ...

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Supreme Court case on jury bias prompts rare question from Clarence Thomas

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is on stage at the Duquesne University School of Law for "An Afternoon with Justice Clarence Thomas U.S. Supreme Court" in the Duquesne Union Ballroom on Tuesday April 9, 2013, in Pittsburgh.     (AP Photo/Tribune Review,Sidney Davis)  PITTSBURGH OUT    MANDATORY CREDIT

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court seemed deeply troubled Wednesday about the actions of a Mississippi prosecutor who has tried an African American man six times for a quadruple murder and has blocked the vast majority of black potential jurors. The ...

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