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Judge doubts Giuliani phones will aid ex-associates at trial

Jul. 22, 2021 18:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The judge presiding over an upcoming trial of two associates of Rudy Giuliani and a third man on charges they made illegal campaign contributions said Thursday he’d be shocked if Giuliani’s recently confiscated phones aid a selective prosecution claim he's already...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Jul. 20, 2021 14:14 PM EDT

Terre Haute Tribune-Star. July 16, 2021. Editorial: Timely moratorium for federal death penalty Terre Haute became the stage for a misuse of the federal death penalty, a punishment long reserved as a last resort in America’s justice system. ...

In Trump's Jan. 6 recast, attackers become martyrs, heroes

Jul. 18, 2021 11:38 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A cocktail of propaganda, conspiracy theory and disinformation — of the kind intoxicating to the masses in the darkest turns of history — is fueling delusion over the agonies of Jan. 6. Hate is “love.” Violence is “peace.” The pro-Donald...

Federal executions halted; Garland orders protocols reviewed

Jul. 02, 2021 00:29 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is halting federal executions after a historic use of capital punishment by the Trump administration, which carried out 13 executions in six months. Attorney General Merrick Garland made the announcement Thursday night, saying...

Federal executions halted; Garland orders protocols reviewed

Jul. 01, 2021 20:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is halting federal executions after a historic use of capital punishment by the Trump administration, which carried out 13 executions in six months. Attorney General Merrick Garland made the announcement Thursday night, saying...

Judge appears skeptical over effort to dismiss Dominion suit

Jun. 24, 2021 19:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday appeared skeptical of arguments to dismiss a defamation lawsuit filed by Dominion Voting Systems over baseless 2020 election claims made by Trump allies Sidney Powell, Rudy Giuliani and the MyPillow Guy. The voting system...

Biden pushes effort to combat rising tide of violent crime

Jun. 22, 2021 19:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden plans to lay out new steps to stem a rising national tide of violent crime, with a particular focus on gun violence, as administration officials brace for what they fear could be an especially turbulent summer. The worry over crime...

Judge tosses most claims over clearing protesters in DC park

Jun. 22, 2021 07:05 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge dismissed most claims filed by activists and civil liberties groups who accused the Trump administration of violating the civil rights of protesters who were forcefully removed by police before then-President Donald Trump walked to a church near the White...

US ends strict Trump-era asylum rules for violence victims

Jun. 16, 2021 19:27 PM EDT

The U.S. government on Wednesday ended two Trump administration policies that made it harder for immigrants fleeing violence to qualify for asylum, especially Central Americans. Attorney General Merrick Garland issued new instructions to immigration judges to stop...

US urges court to reimpose Boston bomber's death sentence

Jun. 15, 2021 17:00 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s administration is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to reinstate the death sentence for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev despite the president’s vocal opposition to capital punishment. Justice Department lawyers wrote in court...