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Five dead, 40 injured after SUV hits Wisconsin Christmas parade

Nov 22 2021

WAUKESHA, Wis. Five people were killed and more than 40 injured when an SUV sped through a Christmas parade in the small town of Waukesha, Wisconsin, on Sunday, plowing into dozens of people including young children. | Video

U.S. Justice Department opens probe of Texas juvenile detention facilities

Oct 13 2021

WASHINGTON The U.S. Justice Department has launched an investigation into juvenile detention facilities in Texas after receiving reports of physical and sexual abuse by staff members against children, U.S. Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Kristen Clarke said on Wednesday.

Texas asks appeals court to restore law banning most abortions

Oct 08 2021

WASHINGTON Texas asked an appeals court on Friday to reinstate a near-total ban on abortions in the state after a federal judge this week temporarily blocked the law.

U.S. DHS plans to issue new memo ending Trump-era immigration policy

Sep 29 2021

WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Homeland Security said on Wednesday it intends to issue a new memo in the coming weeks ending the "remain in Mexico" immigration program.

U.S. to require nursing home employees to get COVID-19 shots

Aug 18 2021

WASHINGTON President Joe Biden said on Wednesday his administration will require employees at nursing homes to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of the facilities participating in the Medicare and Medicaid government healthcare programs.

U.S. Justice Dept won't defend Republican lawmaker in Capitol riot lawsuit

Jul 28 2021

WASHINGTON The U.S. Justice Department in a court filing on Tuesday declined to defend Republican congressman Mo Brooks in a lawsuit that alleges he conspired to instigate the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.

Giuliani's law license in Washington suspended -court document

Jul 07 2021

WASHINGTON A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday suspended Rudy Giuliani, a former attorney for ex-President Donald Trump, from practicing law in Washington, D.C.

U.S. attorney general imposes moratorium on federal executions

Jul 01 2021

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland on Thursday imposed a moratorium on federal executions while the Justice Department continues its review of the death penalty, the department said in a statement.

Biden appoints Sandra Thompson as acting housing finance chief

Jun 24 2021

WASHINGTON U.S. President Joe Biden appointed Sandra Thompson as acting director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) on Wednesday, after a Supreme Court ruling expanded presidential powers to make it easier to oust the agency chief.

Trump Organization sues New York City for ending golf course contract

Jun 21 2021

WASHINGTON Former President Donald Trump's company sued New York City on Monday, accusing it of terminating a golf course contract with the Trump Organization to punish it after Trump supporters stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6.

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