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U.S. Justice Dept issues new policy on communications with White House

Jul 21 2021

WASHINGTON U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland on Wednesday handed down new policies governing the Justice Department's interactions with the White House aimed at minimizing political interference in law enforcement, the Justice Department said.

U.S. Justice Dept issues new policy on communications with White House

Jul 21 2021

WASHINGTON U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland on Wednesday handed down new policies governing the Justice Department's interactions with the White House aimed at minimizing political inteference in law enforcement, according to a memo seen by Reuters.

Trump ally Barrack arrested on foreign lobbying charges -U.S. Justice Department

Jul 20 2021

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) -Thomas Barrack, a billionaire friend of Donald Trump who chaired the former president's inaugural fund, was arrested on Tuesday and charged with illegally lobbying the Trump administration on behalf of the United Arab Emirates. | Video

U.S. man gets jail time for threat to kill judge in Michael Flynn case

Jul 19 2021

WASHINGTON A New York man received an 18-month prison sentence on Monday for threatening to kill the judge who handled the criminal case against Michael Flynn, an aide to former President Donald Trump.

Facebook says it should not be blamed for U.S. failing to meet vaccine goals

Jul 18 2021

WASHINGTON Facebook on Saturday defended itself against U.S. President Joe Biden's assertion that the social media platform is "killing people" by allowing misinformation about coronavirus vaccines to proliferate, saying the facts tell a different story. | Video

Baseball fans scramble after shooting outside Washington Nationals stadium

Jul 18 2021

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Some fans and players scrambled for cover at a professional baseball game in Washington on Saturday night as the sound of gunfire filled the stadium, and police later said several people had been shot outside. | Video

Facebook says it should not be blamed for U.S. failing to meet vaccine goals

Jul 17 2021

WASHINGTON, July 17 Facebook on Saturday defended itself against U.S. President Joe Biden's assertion that the social media platform is "killing people" by allowing misinformation about coronavirus vaccines to proliferate, saying the facts tell a different story.

U.S. House select committee announces first hearing to probe Jan. 6 attack

Jul 14 2021

WASHINGTON The special congressional panel investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol by supporters of former President Donald Trump said on Wednesday it would hold its first hearing on July 27.

Judge eyes sanctions on pro-Trump lawyers who claimed voter fraud

Jul 12 2021

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -A U.S. judge on Monday appeared likely to reprimand Sidney Powell, a former campaign lawyer for Donald Trump, and other attorneys over a lawsuit they filed in Michigan seeking to overturn Democratic President Joe Biden's election victory.

Florida group charged with attack on police during U.S. Capitol riot

Jul 08 2021

WASHINGTON U.S. prosecutors have arrested a group of Florida residents and charged them with attacking police officers during the deadly Jan. 6 siege of the U.S. Capitol, according to court documents unsealed on Thursday.

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'Pingdemic' puts Britain's food supply under strain

LONDON (Reuters) -British supermarkets said on Thursday that some products were in short supply and petrol stations had been forced to close after the official health app told hundreds of thousands of workers to isolate following contact with someone with COVID-19.