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Dems: The Acting Attorney General Can't Continue In His Job. DOJ: Yes, He Can

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| Critics are continuing to put pressure on Matthew Whitaker after he was named as temporary replacement for Jeff Sessions. The Justice Department says the law is clear: He can stay.

Colorado Man Sentenced To Life In Prison For Killing Pregnant Wife And Daughters

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By pleading guilty, Christopher Watts avoided facing the death penalty. He was arrested in August, a day after he appeared on local television pleading for his family's safe return.

Kentucky Kroger Shooting Suspect Charged With Federal Hate Crimes

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The grand jury indictment alleges Gregory Bush shot and killed two African-Americans "because of their race and color." The Justice Department has not decided if it will seek the death penalty.

Trump Is Reshaping The Judiciary. A Breakdown By Race, Gender And Qualification

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President Trump, the GOP-controlled Senate and the Federalist Society are putting their stamp on the federal judiciary for a generation with a corps of conservative appointments.

Fire officials' dilemma: How to deal with those who defy evacuation orders

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It happens in every big wildfire. Officials issue mandatory evacuation orders, but some people stay behind and try to save their homes. Sometimes they succeed, and that raises a policy question that firefighters would rather not confront.

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Trump Versus News Media Lands In Court

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A federal judge in Washington appointed by the president hears a case brought by CNN and joined by other outlets about the stripped credentials of a reporter.

Maryland Says Matthew Whitaker Appointment As Acting Attorney General Is Unlawful

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As part of an ongoing lawsuit over the Affordable Care Act, Maryland requested a preliminary injunction that would declare Rod Rosenstein the acting attorney general instead.

Federal Appeals Court Deals Trump Another Setback On DACA

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The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals is the first appellate court to rule on ending Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. Judges rejected government arguments that the court has no jurisdiction.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hospitalized After Falling, Fracturing 3 Ribs

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The 85-year-old justice fell in her office at the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday evening. She has been hospitalized for "observation and treatment."