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GOP advances Garland contempt charges after White House exerts executive privilege over Biden audio

May. 17, 2024 08:47 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two House committees moved ahead Thursday with contempt charges against Attorney General Merrick Garland for refusing to turn over audio from President Joe Biden’s interview with a special counsel, advancing the matter after the White House's decision to block the release of...

House Republicans ditch their day jobs to stand with Trump, while legislating languishes

May. 16, 2024 20:09 PM EDT

Leaving Washington behind, prominent far-right House Republicans who have repeatedly thrown this Congress into chaos showed up Thursday at Donald Trump’s hush money trial to do what they do best. They stood outside Trump Tower filming their support for the indicted former...

Justice Department formally moves to reclassify marijuana as a less dangerous drug in historic shift

May. 16, 2024 15:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department on Thursday formally moved to reclassify marijuana as a less dangerous drug, a historic shift in generations of U.S. drug policy. A proposed rule sent to the federal register recognizes the medical uses of cannabis and acknowledges it has...

House panel advances contempt of AG Merrick Garland hours after White House refuses to produce audio of Biden interview

May. 16, 2024 14:57 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — House panel advances contempt of AG Merrick Garland hours after White House refuses to produce audio of Biden interview.

House Republicans are ready to hold Attorney General Merrick Garland in contempt over Biden audio

May. 06, 2024 19:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans plan to move forward next week with holding Attorney General Merrick Garland in contempt of Congress for his refusal to turn over the unredacted audio of an interview that was conducted as part of the special counsel probe into President Joe Biden’s handling...

Fallen US Marshal is memorialized by Attorney General Garland, family and others

May. 06, 2024 15:56 PM EDT

When met with condolences about the death of her husband — Thomas Weeks Jr., a Deputy U.S. Marshal killed in Charlotte last week — Kelly Weeks asked instead how she could help the U.S. Marshals Service, U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland said at a Monday memorial for the officer. ...

US poised to ease restrictions on marijuana in historic shift, but it'll remain controlled substance

Apr. 30, 2024 19:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration will move to reclassify marijuana as a less dangerous drug, The Associated Press has learned, a historic shift to generations of American drug policy that could have wide ripple effects across the country. The proposal,...

Garland speaks with victims' families as new exhibit highlights the faces of gun violence

Apr. 23, 2024 20:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Children fatally shot in their classrooms. Law enforcement gunned down while doing their jobs. Victims of domestic violence. And people killed on American streets. Photos of their faces line the wall as part of a new exhibit inside the federal agency in...

Biden signs bill extending a key US surveillance program after divisions nearly forced it to lapse

Apr. 20, 2024 14:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Saturday signed legislation reauthorizing a key U.S. surveillance law after divisions over whether the FBI should be restricted from using the program to search for Americans’ data nearly forced the statute to lapse. Barely missing its...

A man escaped Sudan's bloody civil war. His mysterious death in Missisippi has sparked suspicion

Apr. 20, 2024 00:16 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — As a child, Dau Mabil escaped war-torn Sudan and built a new life in Mississippi. This month, fishermen found the body of the 33-year-old Mabil floating in a river, prompting calls for a federal investigation into his disappearance and death. Mabil, who lived...