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  • Marijuana

    The White House spokesman's comments were viewed as a signal that the administration may target the recreational market.

  • CARSON CITY, Nev.— Nevada still plans to launch recreational marijuana sales in July despite warnings this week of a federal crackdown by the administration of President Donald Trump, state officials said Friday. White House spokesman Sean Spicer said Thursday that the United States Justice Department will step up enforcement of federal laws prohibiting...

  • Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) testifies at a Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing for Sessions to become U.S. attorney general on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S. January 10, 2017.

    The U.S. Justice Department has reversed an order by the Obama administration to phase out private contractors to run federal prisons.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 23- The U.S. Justice Department has reversed an order by the Obama administration to phase out the use of private contractors to run federal prisons. Therefore, I direct the bureau to return to its previous approach, "Sessions said in a letter dated Tuesday to Thomas Kane, acting director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons. The Bureau of Prisons began...

  • WASHINGTON— Attorney General Jeff Sessions signaled Thursday his strong support for the federal government's continued use of private prisons, reversing an Obama administration directive to phase out their use. But Sessions, in his memo, said Yates' directive went against longstanding Justice Department policy and practice and "impaired the Bureau's...

  • Masayoshi Son, CEO of SoftBank.

    SoftBank is now willing to surrender control of Sprint and retain a minority stake in a merger with T-Mobile, sources told Reuters.

  • Feb 16- A federal jury on Thursday convicted a Chinese scientist in Kansas of conspiring to steal samples of a variety of genetically engineered rice seeds from a U.S. research facility, the U.S. Justice Department said, the latest attempt at agricultural theft linked to China. Zhang, who has a doctorate from Louisiana State University, worked as a rice breeder for...

  • Police and EMS rushed 15 people to the hospital after an alleged overdose by numerous people on K-2 and other drugs on Broadway in Bushwick, Brooklyn on July 12, 2016.

    "Drugs are becoming cheaper than candy bars. We're not going to let it happen any longer," Donald Trump said.

  • In separate rulings, federal judges struck down both deals as anticompetitive, at the request of the Justice Department. Cigna also filed a lawsuit in Delaware, seeking legal sanction for its decision to end the deal and approval for $13 billion in damages for its shareholders who did not receive the takeover premium. Anthem's lawsuit, which was also filed in...

  • Both deals were announced in July 2015, and the Justice Department filed a lawsuit a year later saying they were illegal under antitrust law. Federal judges hearing the cases ruled against Aetna's acquisition of Humana on Jan. 23 and Anthem's $54 billion bid for Cigna on Feb. 8. Aetna will pay Humana a $1 billion breakup fee, or $630 million after taxes, and...

  • Retired Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, U.S. national security advisor, arrives to a swearing in ceremony of White House senior staff in the East Room of the White House on January 22, 2017 in Washington, DC.

    Flynn's departure raises several questions as the Trump presidency nears the four-week mark.

  • SEATTLE/ SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 13- A U.S. federal judge on Monday rejected a Justice Department request to suspend Seattle courtroom proceedings over President Donald Trump's temporary ban on travel from seven Muslim-majority countries until an appeals court has fully reviewed it. Trump's Jan. 27 order, which he called a national security measure meant to head...

  • SEATTLE/ SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 13- A U.S. federal judge on Monday rejected a Justice Department request to suspend Seattle courtroom proceedings over President Donald Trump's temporary travel ban from seven Muslim-majority countries until an appeals court has fully reviewed it. Trump's Jan. 27 order, which he called a national security measure meant to head off...

  • SEATTLE/ SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 13- A U.S. federal judge on Monday rejected a Justice Department request to suspend Seattle courtroom proceedings over President Donald Trump's temporary travel ban from seven Muslim-majority countries until an appeals court has fully reviewed it. Trump's order, which he called a national security measure meant to head off...

  • SEATTLE FEDERAL JUDGE DIRECTS JUSTICE DEPARTMENT AND WASHINGTON STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL TO PREPARE TO CONTINUE PROCEEDINGS- HEARING.

  • Feb 13- The U.S. Justice Department said on Monday a U.S. appeals court should fully review the suspension of President Donald Trump's temporary travel ban from seven-Muslim majority countries before any more proceedings take place before a Seattle federal judge. Trump's order, which he called a national security measure meant to head off attacks by Islamist...

  • Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson speaks during a press conference at his office on February 9, 2017 in Seattle, Washington.

    The U.S. Justice Department on Monday said a Seattle federal judge should not conduct further proceedings until after a U.S. appeals court reviews the ban.

  • Feb 13- The U.S. Justice Department said on Monday a Seattle federal judge should not conduct further proceedings until after a U.S. appeals court reviews the suspension of President Donald Trump's travel ban from seven-Muslim majority countries, according to a court document. Trump's order, which he called a national security measure meant to head off...

  • Feb 13- The U.S. Justice Department on Monday said a Seattle federal judge should not conduct further proceedings until after a U.S. appeals court reviews the temporary suspension of President Donald Trump's travel ban from seven-Muslim majority countries, according to a court document. Washington state filed a legal challenge to Trump's executive order...

  • U.S. President Donald Trump

    Trump has called the NSA leaker a "spy" and a "traitor" who deserves to be executed, NBC News reports.