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Carrie Johnson

National Security Correspondent for the Washington Post

Carrie Johnson appears in the following:

ConAgra Foods To Face Criminal Charge For 2007 Peanut Butter Recall

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

A subsidiary of ConAgra Foods is poised to plead guilty to a criminal charge and pay the largest-ever criminal fine in a food safety case after an outbreak in its peanut butter sickened at least 625 people in 47 states.

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Would Federal Involvement Actually Change Policing?

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Even as the Obama administration takes steps aimed at improving trust between police and communities, there are limits to what the federal government can do.

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After Baltimore And Ferguson, Major Momentum For Criminal Justice System Reform

Thursday, May 14, 2015

There's an unusual bipartisan consensus in Washington on the need to overhaul the justice system. But there are competing proposals and, as one advocate says, "expectations are very high."

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Court Throws Out Nun's Sabotage Conviction For Nuclear Site Break-In

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Sister Megan Rice's case gained attention after supporters said the 85-year-old nuclear activist was being held in unfair conditions.

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Reagan Shooter John Hinckley's Lawyers Say He's Ready To Be Free

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Hinckley's lawyer argued that the depression and psychosis that fueled his drive to shoot President Reagan and others in 1981 is "in full, stable, sustained remission." Now it's up to a federal judge.

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Report: Inmates With Mental Disabilities Often Subjected To Excessive Force

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

A Human Rights Watch report says more should be done to divert nonviolent inmates out of the corrections system, and to train officers about how to de-escalate tense situations.

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Justice Dept. Hopes Investigation Will Create A 'Stronger' Baltimore

Friday, May 08, 2015

Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced that an investigation into the city's police department will focus on allegations of excessive force, unlawful searches and discriminatory policing.

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Baltimore Police Will Be Target Of Broad Justice Department Inquiry

Thursday, May 07, 2015

Following the death of Freddie Gray, the city's mayor and Maryland's congressional delegations had asked the federal agency to look for possible discriminatory practices by local law enforcement.

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FBI Says It Sent Bulletin On Texas Assailant Hours Before Attack

Thursday, May 07, 2015

Director James Comey says that Elton Simpson had attracted attention as someone who might attend the Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest, but that the bureau had no reason to believe he would attack.

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New Public-Corruption Chief Vows To Not Shy Away

Thursday, May 07, 2015

Raymond Hulser, the new chief of the Justice Department's Public Integrity Section, said his unit is committed to prosecuting "important and tough" cases and bringing them to trial.

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On Her First Official Trip As Attorney General, Lynch Goes To Baltimore

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Tuesday met with police, community leaders and the family of Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old black man who died a week after being arrested by police.

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Attorney General Loretta Lynch Visits Baltimore

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Attorney General Loretta Lynch traveled to Baltimore Tuesday to meet with the family of Freddie Gray, police, local officials and members of the community.

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Georgia Settles Case Alleging Assembly-Line Justice For Children

Saturday, May 02, 2015

After the Justice Department filed a statement of interest in the case, the state of Georgia has settled a lawsuit accusing it of providing inadequate representation to poor young people.

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Can't Get A Job Because Of A Criminal Record? A Lawsuit Is Trying To Change That

Thursday, April 30, 2015

People convicted of minor crimes years ago are suing to overturn a Pennsylvania law that bars them from working full time in nursing homes, locking them out of a fast-growing sector in the economy.

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Bipartisan Measure Would Protect Juveniles In The Justice System

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Senators Charles Grassley and Sheldon Whitehouse will introduce bipartisan legislation to increase funding and overhaul a federal law that's designed to protect juveniles.

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Behind The Scenes At Eric Holder's Last Day At The Justice Department

Saturday, April 25, 2015

The outgoing Attorney General bade farewell to the Justice Department, where he's worked on and off since 1976.

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With Tears And Thanks, Attorney General Eric Holder Says Goodbye

Friday, April 24, 2015

In his final day on the job, Holder offered NPR some final reflections including recent criticism of weaponized drones and why he calls same-sex marriage the "civil rights struggle of our time."

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Young Trafficking Victim's Story On NPR Leads To Senator's Amendment

Friday, April 24, 2015

Hearing about a young woman's struggle to wipe away her conviction on prostitution charges inspired New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen to introduce legislation to help other victims.

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5 Months Later, Senate Confirms Loretta Lynch As Attorney General

Thursday, April 23, 2015

President Obama nominated Loretta Lynch to be his attorney general last November. Five months later, the full Senate finally voted to confirm her nomination Thursday.

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Senate Confirms Loretta Lynch As Attorney General

Thursday, April 23, 2015

After a five-month delay, Lynch will be the first black woman to lead the Justice Department. Now she has to build a relationship with the same Congress that stalled her confirmation.

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