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Carrie Johnson

National Security Correspondent for the Washington Post

Carrie Johnson appears in the following:

Attorney General Nomination Expected To Advance To Full Senate

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Loretta Lynch faced questioning from senators in her bid for confirmation. Republicans used the opportunity to criticize the president's executive actions on immigration and Eric Holder's record.

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Attorney General Nominee Faces Senate Judiciary Committee

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Seeking confirmation, Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch faced the Senate Judiciary committee on Wednesday.

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No Federal Charges Expected Against Darren Wilson

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Mayors and police chiefs are asking how they can rebuild trust with minority communities. The question comes as a Justice Department investigation of a white police officer in the shooting death of a black man in Ferguson, Mo., is winding down.

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Whistleblowers Say DOJ Grants Failed To Protect Kids Behind Bars

Monday, January 19, 2015

A Senate panel is investigating the use of federal grant money to states that incarcerated children alongside adult criminals. Whistleblowers have spent years flagging problems with the program.

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New Justice Department Environment Chief Takes Helm Of Gulf Spill Case

Monday, January 19, 2015

John Cruden returns to the department as litigation over the Deepwater Horizon oil spill intensifies. He'll also defend Obama climate change rules and try to protect wildlife while in the post.

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Tough Attorney General Pick Loretta Lynch Vies For Senate Confirmation

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Lynch grew up in a state where her parents fought for the right to vote. She could become the first black woman, and the first mom, to lead the Justice Department.

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First Amendment Arguments Overshadow Sterling Espionage Case

Friday, January 09, 2015

Former CIA employee Jeffrey Sterling goes to trial next week on charges he violated his oath and leaked confidential information to reporter James Risen. But Sterling's legal plight is largely overshadowed by Risen's First Amendment arguments and media backlash to the Justice Department decision to subpoena him.

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Senate Slow To Schedule Hearings For Attorney General Nominee

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Confirmation hearings for nominee Loretta Lynch will offer the new Republican majority a chance to register protests about White House action on immigration and other controversial issues.

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Prosecutors Say Tools For Hiding Online Hinder Cybercrime Crackdowns

Monday, January 05, 2015

Advocates say tools that cloak online identities are needed to protect activists. Prosecutors say they hinder efforts to police all kinds of crime, from child pornography to illegal gun sales.

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Deputy Attorney General Reflects On Controversies, Successes

Friday, January 02, 2015

James Cole says his decision to approve subpoenas for reporters' phone records, amid national security leaks, "was a very, very tough call. At the end of the day, I'd probably have to do it again."

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Juvenile Incarceration Rates Are Down; Racial Disparities Rise

Friday, January 02, 2015

More young women are being detained, in part, because of truancy, inability to get along with their families, and finding the wrong crowd, even the wrong boyfriends.

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Sentenced For Life, Inmate Still Holds Hope For Release

Friday, December 19, 2014

David Padilla is one of thousands of people sentenced under tough drug laws who are spending life in prison. Now the Clemency Project 2014 promises pardons or early release for some offenders.

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After 17 Years Behind Bars, Coming Home To A Different Life

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Stephanie George got a life sentence for drug crimes at age 26, a punishment that troubled the judge who sent her away. Now, after 17 years and a White House commutation, George tries to rebuild.

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Judge Regrets Harsh Human Toll Of Mandatory Minimum Sentences

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Thousands of people are imprisoned for decades, if not life, because of tough drug sentences. Now judges, lawyers and advocates ask whether it's time to dial back those penalties.

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From Judges To Inmates, Finding The Human Casualties Of Mandatory Sentencing

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Amid the backdrop of debate inside Washington and across the country, an NPR series will focus on the human toll of the tough mandatory minimum prison terms for drug crimes.

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As Torture Report's Release Nears, CIA And Opponents Ready Responses

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

The Senate's release will focus on case studies of the treatment, at times brutal, of 20 or so high-value detainees in the counterterrorism efforts following 9/11, and whether those methods paid off.

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Justice Department Moves To Further Rein In Racial Profiling

Monday, December 08, 2014

New guidelines being unveiled today will broaden rules for the FBI, ATF, DEA and other federal agencies, that will ban — or nearly ban — profiling by race, gender, religion or sexual orientation.

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DOJ Probe: Cleveland Police Engaged In Unreasonable Force

Friday, December 05, 2014

A widespread pattern of excessive force has been uncovered. The 18-month federal civil rights investigation also found police supervisors failed to document and investigate claims of brutality.

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Putin Stands Firm In 'State Of The Nation' Address

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Russian President Vladimir Putin made his annual "State of the Nation" speech in Moscow on Thursday, with a defense of Russia's seizure of Crimea and an attack on Western nations who he said were intent on keeping Russia down.

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Justice Department Says Cleveland PD Has Pattern Of Excessive Force

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Attorney General Eric Holder says the Justice Department has found a pattern of excessive force by the Cleveland police. Holder's announcement comes as his department investigates high-profile cases of officer-involved deaths in New York and Missouri.

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