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Attorney who advised Clinton campaign indicted in U.S. Trump-Russia probe

Sep 16 2021

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -A cybersecurity attorney known for his work advising Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign was indicted on Thursday for lying to the FBI, as part of U.S. Special Counsel John Durham's probe into the origins of the FBI investigation of ties between Russia and former President Donald Trump's campaign.

U.S. Justice Dept orders review that grantees obey civil rights laws

Sep 16 2021

WASHINGTON Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta this week ordered the Justice Department to review whether it is adequately monitoring police departments and other recipients of its federal grants to ensure they are not engaging in "illegal discrimination."

Simone Biles condemns U.S. Olympic Committee, FBI for sex-abuse crisis

Sep 16 2021

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Olympic gymnast Simone Biles held back tears on Wednesday, as she told lawmakers how the FBI and U.S. gymnastic and Olympic officials failed to stop the sexual abuse that she and hundreds of other athletes suffered from former doctor Larry Nassar. | Video

Gymnasts Simone Biles, Aly Raisman to testify in U.S. Senate sex abuse probe

Sep 15 2021

WASHINGTON, Sept 15 Olympic gymnasts Simone Biles and Aly Raisman will testify on Wednesday about the sexual abuse they suffered at the hands of disgraced USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, as the U.S. Senate examines why the FBI failed to investigate his crimes sooner.

U.S. Justice Dept launches sweeping probe into violence in Georgia prisons

Sep 14 2021

WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday launched a statewide civil investigation into Georgia's prisons, focusing on prisoner-on-prisoner violence and whether the state is violating inmates' constitutional rights by failing to adequately protect them.

U.S. Justice Dept scales back use of chokeholds and no-knock warrants

Sep 14 2021

WASHINGTON The U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday said it was curtailing the FBI and other federal law enforcement agencies from using chokeholds to restrain suspects or executing no-knock warrants at peoples' homes before entering.

Formosa Plastics to pay nearly $3 million to settle air pollution charges

Sep 13 2021

WASHINGTON The U.S. subsidiary of Formosa Plastics Corporation will pay $2.85 million to settle civil charges it violated federal air pollution laws after a series of fires and explosions at its petrochemical manufacturing plant in Texas injured some of its workers, the Justice Department said on Monday.

U.S. government increases oversight of police-reform monitors

Sep 13 2021

WASHINGTON The U.S. Justice Department, in the midst of investigating policing practices in three major cities, will toughen oversight of federal monitors who supervise implementation of police reforms mandated in civil consent decrees, Attorney General Merrick Garland said on Monday.

Simone Biles to testify before Senate panel over FBI's missteps in Nassar probe

Sep 13 2021

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Olympic champion Simone Biles will be one of several renowned gymnasts who will testify before a U.S. Senate panel this week, as it explores how the FBI botched its investigation into disgraced former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, the Senate Judiciary Committee said on Monday.

U.S. sues to block Texas abortion ban, calls it 'unconstitutional'

Sep 09 2021

WASHINGTON President Joe Biden's administration on Thursday sued Texas, seeking to block enforcement of a new law almost entirely banning abortion in the state, as Democrats fear the right to abortion established almost 50 years ago may be at risk.

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