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Carrie Johnson

National Security Correspondent for the Washington Post

Carrie Johnson appears in the following:

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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Man Who Shot Reagan Seeks Release From Mental Hospital

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

John Hinckley Jr.'s lawyer says he has been in full remission from psychosis and major depression for at least 20 years and should be allowed to live full time with his elderly mother.

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Democrats Call Lynch Confirmation Delay A New Low In Washington Gridlock

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Republican leaders say the Senate is nearing a vote on Loretta Lynch's nomination to be attorney general. Lynch isn't very controversial, yet she's waited more than 5 months for a confirmation vote.

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DEA Chief Michele Leonhart To Retire

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Drug Enforcement Administration Chief Michele Leonhart will retire. The agency has come under fire because its agents engaged in sex parties with prostitutes overseas and received scant punishment.

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#NPRreads: From The Hell Of The North To 'Trash' Food

Friday, April 17, 2015

We highlight a 160-mile cycling race, reminiscences of an interview with the Oklahoma City bomber, the Finnish prison system, the nuclear deal with Iran, and the meaning of calling someone "trash."

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Former FBI Agent Speaks Out: 'I Was Not Protected'

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Robyn Gritz investigated major national security threats, but says the FBI drummed her out of a job after she fell out of favor with her supervisors. She went on to sell cosmetics and answer phones.

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Congress Says It Will Not Tolerate 'Agents Gone Wild'

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The latest episode: sexual misconduct and security lapses by employees at the DEA and Secret Service. Members of a House panel say they've lost confidence in DEA Administrator Michele Leonhart.

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A Decade After Blowing The Whistle On The FBI, Vindication

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

After Robert Kobus alerted his bosses to improper payroll practices, he was transferred to an all but empty office. The Justice Department eventually determined the FBI had retaliated against him.

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Ex-Blackwater Security Guards Receive Lengthy Sentences In Iraq Killings

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

A former security contractor was sentenced to life in prison after a deadly shooting in Iraq in 2007. Three more got 30 years in prison for their role in the massacre that killed 14 unarmed civilians.

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Ex-Blackwater Guards Sentenced For 2007 Shooting In Iraq

Monday, April 13, 2015

Four men who worked for the private military security firm formerly known as Blackwater were handed decades-long sentences Monday in connection with a shooting in Baghdad that left 17 civilians dead.

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Republicans Join Fight To Reduce Prison Terms For Drug Crimes

Thursday, March 26, 2015

A small group of advocates has been working for years to overhaul the criminal justice system — to dial back long sentences for drug crimes, and let nonviolent inmates out of prison early.

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Supreme Court Rules On Two Closely-Watched Discrimination Cases

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

A divided Supreme Court Wednesday ruled in cases concerning alleged discrimination. One involves racial redistricting in Alabama, and the other concerns the rights of a UPS driver who became pregnant.

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Justice Department Weighs In On Assembly-Line Justice For Children

Saturday, March 21, 2015

For the first time, the federal government is asserting juveniles' right to counsel by wading into a Georgia case alleging inadequate representation. Authorities say the problems occur nationwide.

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Attorney General Holder Jokes That Republicans Have 'A New Fondness For Me'

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The Senate has delayed confirming Holder's successor, Loretta Lynch. Democratic Sen. Richard Durbin says Lynch has been "asked to sit in the back of the bus when it comes to the Senate calendar."

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U.S. Attorney General Holder Denounces Police Shootings In Missouri

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Eric Holder called the attacks on Ferguson officers disgusting and cowardly. He is putting in motion a pilot program in six cities to try to improve police-citizen interactions.

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Justice Department To File Corruption Charges Against Sen. Menendez

Friday, March 06, 2015

The Justice Department plans to file corruption charges against Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., alleging that he did political favors for a friend and donor.

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