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Trump administration asks Supreme Court to allow enforcement of asylum ban

WASHINGTON – The Trump administration on Tuesday asked the Supreme Court to allow it to enforce a new policy of denying asylum to those who illegally cross the U.S.-Mexico border, a change that lower courts have declared likely illegal. A ...

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Trump criticized donations from Mueller’s team, but Barr gave hundreds of thousands

President Donald Trump has repeatedly derided prosecutors investigating potential coordination between his presidential campaign and Russia as “angry Democrats,” pointing to their past political donations as proof of bias. But William Barr, Trump’s nominee to lead the Justice Department and ...

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Meet Melania Trump’s enforcer

WASHINGTON – Staffers in President Donald Trump’s White House are measured by longevity. There’s the November 9th Club, the nickname for those who joined after Trump won the election. There are those who joined the campaign earlier, but only after ...

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National Sheriffs’ Association remains unsatisfied with sentencing bill

The National Sheriffs’ Association said Monday it is unsatisfied with the latest draft of an overhaul of the criminal justice system, denying support for President Donald Trump’s late-year legislative priority from one group that may be key to persuading more ...

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Comey defends FBI and himself in interview with House panels

Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey appears before the Senate Judiciary Committee in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Matt McClain

WASHINGTON – Former FBI director James Comey’s closed-door interview with House lawmakers Friday was largely a repetition of themes and facts that have emerged in previous public sessions, according to a transcript of the six-hour session that panel leaders released ...

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Rand Paul has concerns about attorney general pick William Barr

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., confers with staff just off the Senate floor during maneuvering on the vote to extend the Treasury’s borrowing authority, at the Capitol in Washington on Wednesday. The debt limit measure was passed by the House on Tuesday.  AP Images

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., said Sunday he has concerns about William Barr, President Donald Trump’s choice for attorney general, calling Barr’s views on domestic surveillance “very troubling.” Trump confirmed Friday that he plans to nominate Barr, who served as attorney ...

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Supreme Court seems reluctant to prohibit state and federal prosecutions of same crime

WASHINGTON – A majority of the Supreme Court sounded unlikely Thursday to overturn more than a century of doctrine that allows states and the federal government to prosecute someone for the same criminal conduct. While it went unmentioned at the ...

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William Barr is top contender for attorney general

WASHINGTON – Former attorney general William Barr is President Donald Trump’s leading candidate to be nominated to lead the Justice Department, according to people familiar with the deliberations – a choice that could be announced in coming days as the ...

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Former FBI director Comey to testify in House GOP probe

WASHINGTON – Former FBI director James Comey will meet behind closed doors with members of two House panels Friday as part of a politically controversial probe into federal law enforcement officials’ conduct during the investigations of President Trump’s alleged Russia ...

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Almost half of U.S. adults have seen a relative jailed, study shows

mans hands behind bars in jail or prison

Nearly one in two American adults has seen an immediate family go to jail or prison at least one night, according to a new study from Cornell University. One in seven adults has had an immediate family member behind bars ...

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