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Recent articles by Kevin:

Justice Department: Psychologist removed Jeffrey Epstein from suicide watch

The Justice Department said it was limited in what could be disclosed because of three continuing investigations into the death led by the FBI, the department's inspector general and the Bureau of Prisons. → Read More

Attorney General ousts head of federal prison system in aftermath of Jeffrey Epstein's death

Attorney General William Barr ousted the head of the nation's largest prison system following Jeffrey Epstein's suicide in federal custody. → Read More

FBI's haunting warning about 'lone offenders' paints a grim picture

Series of deadly shootings highlight a simmering threat within the USA, a risk nearly on par with the international terror threat → Read More

Robert Mueller to testify about Trump and Russia probe in long-awaited public appearance before Congress

Former special counsel Robert Mueller is unlikely to veer from the findings in his report on the Russia investigation when he testifies Wednesday. → Read More

DOJ warns Robert Mueller not to veer from Russia report's written conclusions at Capitol Hill hearing

Former special counsel Robert Mueller is set to testify Wednesday before two House committees, his first appearance since concluding the Russia probe. → Read More

Federal government releases more than 2,200 people from prison as First Step Act kicks in

A criminal justice overhaul triggered the release of 2,200 federal prisoners; 900 others moved to state, immigration custody. → Read More

House votes to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt

Lawmakers delivered an unusual rebuke to two of President Donald Trump's cabinet secretaries over efforts to add a census citizenship question. → Read More

'Today we can't breathe.' DOJ will not bring civil rights charge against NYPD officer in death of Eric Garner

Garner died after an NYPD officer tried to arrest him for selling loose cigarettes. His dying gasp of "I can't breathe" inspired nationwide protests. → Read More

Federal prison officials get bonuses as staffing shortages, management problems persist

Federal prison officials got bonuses as staffing shortages and management problems persist in the nation's largest correctional system. → Read More

More opposition to census team shake-up as second judge denies DOJ request

A Maryland federal judge denied the request in an order that said changing lawyers "does not create a clean slate" erasing earlier representations to the court. → Read More

Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen not yet briefed on DOJ probe into origins of Russia probe

DOJ probe into origins of Russia investigation closely held; Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen not yet briefed → Read More

'Lives depend on it.' AG William Barr declares public safety 'emergency' in Alaska

The government will send $10 million in aid to Alaska, which has the nation's highest per-capita crime rate, Attorney General William Barr said. → Read More

What is the Flores Settlement?

This 1985 case that sets the rules for how government can treat migrant children. → Read More

John Walker Lindh, American who became Taliban fighter, released from prison after 17 years

John Walker Lindh, a California man dubbed the "American Taliban" following his capture, was released from prison Thursday. → Read More

Attorney General taps top Connecticut federal prosecutor for review of Trump-Russia inquiry

Attorney General William Barr asked John Durham, the top federal prosecutor in Connecticut, to review the probe of Russia's 2016 election meddling. → Read More

US seizes North Korea cargo ship linked to exporting tons of coal in violation of international sanctions

U.S. seizes North Korean cargo ship, cites violations of international sanctions for coal shipments. → Read More

House panel votes to hold AG Barr in contempt over Mueller report

The clash sets in motion a constitutional showdown over how much information the Justice Department must provide to Congress. → Read More

Robert Mueller objected to AG William Barr's initial summary clearing President Trump of obstruction

Robert Mueller objected to AG William Barr's initial summary clearing President Trump of obstruction → Read More

Mueller report: Public to get first look at long-awaited results of inquiry into Russia, Trump campaign

The Justice Department plans to release a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller's final report on Thursday, capping a two-year inquiry. → Read More

AG William Barr to hold news conference Thursday on special counsel Robert Mueller's report

Attorney General William Barr will hold a news conference Thursday about Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller's report. → Read More