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Carrie Johnson

National Security Correspondent for the Washington Post

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#NPRreads: Middle East Air Quality, Lead Poisoning, And Jell-O

Friday, August 28, 2015

Around the newsroom and around the world, here's what we're reading this week.

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Indicted Congressman Challenges Limits On Contact With Colleagues

Friday, August 28, 2015

Rep. Chaka Fattah was indicted on on conspiracy, bribery, and fraud counts, and now says restrictions on his ability to meet with his colleagues is an "undue and unnecessary burden."

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Associated Press Files Suit; Demands FBI Arrest Records

Friday, August 28, 2015

The Associated Press has filed suit against the Justice Department, accusing the FBI of creating fake news in order to entrap a criminal suspect. The AP is demanding more information about the ruse.

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Crime Program Aims To Close Trust Gap Between Government, Tribes

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Native American tribes can be hampered trying to fight crime on reservations because they don't have access to federal databases. The Justice Department wants to help.

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Sen. Menendez Bribery Case Heats Up With New Justice Filing

Monday, August 24, 2015

Defense teams had accused the government of such "outrageous misconduct" that they said all charges should be dismissed. Now the government is hitting back.

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Government Inquiry Into Clinton Emails Likely To Widen

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

The FBI investigation into the Clinton email controversy could soon go beyond whether classified information passed through the private server she used as secretary of state.

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Justice Department Inquiry Into Hillary Clinton Email Server Continues

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

The Justice Department, Congress and inspector general watchdogs are looking at the email practices of former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton even as the 2016 presidential race intensifies.

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Black Men Who Are Crime Victims Have Few Places To Turn

Monday, August 17, 2015

Advocates for survivors of violent crime say there are too few credible programs to help black men — and they're trying to change that.

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DOJ Says It's Unconstitutional To Ban The Homeless From Sleeping Outside

Friday, August 14, 2015

The Justice Department weighs in on an Idaho case, arguing that homeless people should not be charged with crimes for sleeping outdoors when there is not enough housing in their communities.

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Professor Sues Religious University After Allegedly Being Fired For Getting Pregnant

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

A former professor at Northwest Christian University in Oregon is suing the school for allegedly firing her for being pregnant and unmarried, violating the faith-based values of the institution. She says it's discrimination.

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#NPRreads: Cecil's Zimbabwe And UCLA Tracks A Superbug

Friday, August 07, 2015

Also this week, an in-depth look at Darren Wilson — the Ferguson, Mo., police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown.

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Despite High Expectations, Sentencing Reform Proposals Still On Ice

Friday, July 31, 2015

Sen. John Cornyn suggested a hearing and markup on reform proposals could be imminent. But multiple sources tell NPR that concrete language is still being hotly debated behind closed doors.

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Justice Dept. Hires Compliance Expert In Fight Against Corporate Crime

Thursday, July 30, 2015

The department says the new expert will play a big role in determining whether businesses targeted for prosecution have engaged in systemic misconduct or whether the criminal activity is limited.

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Rep. Chaka Fattah Sr. Charged For Political Corruption

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Rep. Fattah, a Democrat from Pennsylvania, was indicted Wednesday over alleged involvement in a scheme that included bribery, illegal use of campaign contributions and theft of charitable funds.

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Convicted Spy Jonathan Pollard To Be Released From Prison In November

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Convicted spy Jonathan Pollard is expected to be released from prison in November, after serving 30 years of a life sentence.

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After Hope For Early Release, Prisoners' Applications Stuck In Limbo

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The Obama administration offered help to nonviolent offenders like Dana Bowerman, but more than half the applications sent to the Clemency Project 2014 have not been processed.

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Convicted Spy Jonathan Pollard Eligible For Parole In November

Friday, July 24, 2015

Obama administration sources tell NPR they won't try to stop the release of Jonathan Pollard, who was convicted of spying for Israel and is eligible for parole in the fall.

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FBI Asked To Investigate Possible Classified Information In Clinton Emails

Friday, July 24, 2015

NPR has the latest on the referral to the FBI to probe whether classified information was mishandled in relation to the use of a private email server by then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

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Official Watchdog Says He Needs Access To Sensitive Documents

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Michael Horowitz protests the Justice Department legal opinion that says DOJ officials decide what material he should get, and when.

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Accused Charleston, S.C., Shooter To Face Federal Hate Crime Charges

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Dylann Roof will face hate crime and other federal charges in connection with the killing of nine people at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C. Some of the charges are death-penalty eligible.

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