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Carrie Johnson

National Security Correspondent for the Washington Post

Carrie Johnson appears in the following:

Former Navy SEAL Settles With Authorities Over Bin Laden Raid Book

Friday, August 19, 2016

Matthew Bissonnette, who wrote a best-seller about the Osama bin Laden raid, has agreed to pay more than $6 million to resolve civil breach of contract claims with the government.

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Justice Department To Move Away From Using Private Prisons

Friday, August 19, 2016

The Justice Department says it will, over time, stop housing federal prisoners in private prisons. The department says private prisons aren't as safe or effective as their federally run counterparts.

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Justice Department Will Phase Out Its Use Of Private Prisons

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Federal officials said the contract facilities don't offer substantial cost savings or provide the same level of security as those run by the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

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FBI Turns Over Secret Clinton Email Documents To GOP Lawmakers

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Fulfilling a demand from Republicans in Congress, the FBI has shared documents about its closed investigation of Hillary Clinton's private email server. Some worry the move sets a bad precedent.

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Source: Trump To Receive First Intelligence Briefing Wednesday

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

The Republican nominee is set to get his first classified intelligence briefing tomorrow, and he is expected to bring Chris Christie.

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DEA Rejects Attempt To Loosen Federal Restrictions On Marijuana

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

U.S. enforcement officials said they will not change how they treat marijuana under federal drug control laws, turning aside a bid from Democratic governors to loosen restrictions on the substance.

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Justice Department To Release Investigation Into Baltimore Police

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

The Justice Department is preparing to release the findings of a year-long investigation into the Baltimore Police Department.

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Justice Department Issues Scathing Report On Baltimore Police Department

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

The report finds that Baltimore police disproportionately targeted African-Americans for stops and arrests, and police retaliated against citizens for exercising their right to free speech.

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Parents Of 2 Benghazi Victims Sue Hillary Clinton For Wrongful Death

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

They allege the attack "was directly and proximately caused" by the then-secretary of state's mishandling of government secrets. Legal experts say the lawsuit would have to meet a high bar to proceed.

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What Would Donald Trump's Department Of Justice Look Like?

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Some Justice Department veterans said they worry about the possibility of political interference in law enforcement decisions if Trump wins the White House.

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John Hinckley Earns His Freedom, Decades After Attempted Assassination

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Would-be assassin John Hinckley has been granted freedom to live outside the mental institution where he's been confined for decades. The move comes more than three decades after he shot President Reagan.

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Reagan Shooter John Hinckley Jr. Released From Mental Hospital

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

The man who shot Ronald Reagan in 1981 was ordered released from a mental hospital on Wednesday to live with his mother in Williamsburg, Va. He's now 61.

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John Hinckley, Who Tried To Kill A President, Wins His Freedom

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

A federal judge in Washington will allow John Hinckley to leave a mental institution and to live full-time with his mother. Hinckley shot President Ronald Reagan and three others in 1981.

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Authorities Work To Confirm Gunman's Motive In Baton Rouge Police Killings

Monday, July 18, 2016

Attorney General Loretta Lynch condemned the "heinous attacks" and "senseless violence" against law enforcement, one day after three police officers were killed by a gunman in Baton Rouge, La. The gunman died on the scene, and authorities are still working to understand his motive.

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Remembering A Career Prosecutor Who Leaned Into Controversy — And Took The Heat

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

David Margolis died Tuesday after serving 51 years at the Justice Department. In those years, he touched nearly every major case and controversy.

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House Panel Grills Attorney General Loretta Lynch Over Clinton Email Case

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Republican members of the House Judiciary Committee pressed Attorney General Loretta Lynch on the Justice Department decision not to prosecute Hillary Clinton on her handling of classified information.

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Dallas Attack Special Coverage: 'The City Is Devastated'

Friday, July 08, 2016

NPR correspondents talk about the aftermath and response to a deadly attack on Dallas police officers, including a statement by Attorney General Loretta Lynch. Also heard: a pastor and a police chief.

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FBI Director Faces Congress Over Hillary Clinton Email Investigation

Thursday, July 07, 2016

FBI Director James Comey faced questioning from Congress Thursday over his decision not to recommend charges against Hillary Clinton in the investigation of her email practices as secretary of state.

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Clinton Probe Ends; House Asks FBI To Explain No Charges Recommendation

Thursday, July 07, 2016

Republicans on a House panel have summoned FBI Director James Comey to testify about his recommendation against prosecuting Hillary Clinton. The Justice Department has accepted Comey's recommendation.

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FBI Recommends No Charges Against Hillary Clinton In Email Investigation

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

FBI Director James Comey recommended "no charges" against Hillary Clinton in the email investigation. But he called her out on Tuesday for being "extremely careless" in the handling of classified information.

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