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Senators clash with US prisons chief over transparency, seek fixes for problem-plagued agency

Sep. 13, 2023 17:57 PM EDT

The director of the federal Bureau of Prisons was scolded Wednesday by members of the Senate Judiciary Committee who say her lack of transparency is hampering their ability to help fix the agency, which has long been plagued by staffing shortages, chronic violence and other problems. ...

US moves to advance prisoner swap deal with Iran and release $6 billion in frozen Iranian funds

Sep. 11, 2023 22:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration has cleared the way for the release of five American citizens detained in Iran by issuing a blanket waiver for international banks to transfer $6 billion in frozen Iranian money from South Korea to Qatar without fear of U.S. sanctions. In addition, as...

GOP attorneys general shift the battle over affirmative action to the workplace

Jul. 14, 2023 18:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Thirteen Republican state attorneys general are cautioning CEOs of the 100 biggest U.S. companies on the legal consequences for using race as a factor in hiring and employment practices, demonstrating how the Supreme Court’s recent ruling dismantling affirmative action in higher...