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Holder argues for success of drug sentencing policies

WASHINGTON — Federal prosecutors are changing the way drug defendants are charged and punished, Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday, unveiling statistics that show sentences are increasingly being based less on rigid formulas and more on the circumstances of each ...

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Holder endorses proposed drug sentencing changes

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday endorsed a proposal that would result in shorter prison sentences for many nonviolent drug traffickers, saying the change would rein in runaway federal prison costs and create a fairer criminal justice system. ...

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AG: Number of mass shootings tripled

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday the average number of mass shooting incidents has tripled in recent years. Between 2000 and 2008, the U.S. experienced an average of five mass shootings every year. Since then the annual average ...

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AG: Won’t prosecute reporters for doing their job

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric Holder denied Thursday that the Obama administration is killing suspected terrorists with drone strikes to avoid capturing them and sending them to the Guantanamo prison it wants to close. Appearing before a Senate panel, Holder ...

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Holder promises more openness on nat’l security

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric Holder promised the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday that the Obama administration will share more information with Congress and the American people about national security policies, particularly the government’s use of drone strikes. Holder’s comments ...

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House files suit against Holder over gov’t records

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Republican-run House on Monday asked a federal court to enforce a subpoena against Attorney General Eric Holder, demanding that he produce records on a bungled gun-tracking operation known as Operation Fast and Furious. The lawsuit asked ...

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