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Carrie Johnson

National Security Correspondent for the Washington Post

Carrie Johnson appears in the following:

Lawmakers On The Hill Grill FBI Director Over Email Investigations

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

FBI Director James Comey faced hours of questioning Thursday from the House Judiciary Committee over his agency's investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email server.

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Clinton, Trump Clash Over Stop And Frisk In First Debate

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

The practice of stop and frisk came up repeatedly in the first presidential debate. NPR takes a look at whether the assertions comport with the facts.

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FBI: Murders Up Nearly 11 Percent In 2015; Violent Crime Rose Slightly

Monday, September 26, 2016

Experts said homicides and other violence remain at low rates compared with a crime wave from 20 years ago.

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The Issues: How Clinton And Trump Come Down On Law And Order

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Law and order has been a major theme this year on the campaign trail. But that means very different things to the two major party presidential candidates.

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Administration Aims To Fight Crime With Job Training

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

The Labor Department is handing out $5 million in grants to fund job centers for people coming out of jail. The program is part of a broader effort to reduce recidivism.

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Study: Violent Crime And Murders Slightly On The Rise This Year In Largest Cities

Monday, September 19, 2016

A new study by the Brennan Center for Justice has found violent crime and homicides on the rise this year, but analysts said a small number of cities such as Chicago account for much of the increase.

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Platform Check: Presidential Candidates On Legalizing Marijuana

Thursday, September 08, 2016

Several states are voting on legalizing marijuana in November. NPR takes a look at where the presidential candidates stand on the issue of legal pot.

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Lawyer Nominated By Obama Would Be First Muslim Federal Judge

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Abid Qureshi is a partner at the Washington, D.C., firm Latham & Watkins. Colleague and former White House Counsel Kathryn Ruemmler says he is a "brilliant" lawyer with "legendary" collegiality.

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Obama Nominates First Muslim To Federal Court

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

The White House nominated Abid Qureshi for a federal judgeship in Washington, D.C. If confirmed, advocates say he would be the first Muslim judge on the federal bench.

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FBI Releases New Documents Related To Clinton Email Probe

Friday, September 02, 2016

The FBI released documents about its investigation into Hillary Clinton's email use. That probe did not lead to charges against Clinton. These documents shed light on what she told the FBI.

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Trump Wants A Special Prosecutor For Clinton. But They Can Be Political Weapons, Too

Thursday, September 01, 2016

Donald Trump has called for a special prosecutor to investigate his political opponent. But the history of special prosecutors suggests they do not remove politics from the law enforcement process.

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Obama Commutes 111 Prison Sentences; DOJ Working To Clear Backlog

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

The prisoners got word on Tuesday that their sentences are being shortened, as a result of the White House's efforts on clemency. Justice Department officials are working through a backlog of cases.

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Obama Grants Clemency To 111 Prisoners; DOJ 'Confident' It Will Clear Backlog

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Thousands of petitions are still pending, but the Justice Department tells NPR that despite doubts from advocates it plans to consider each of them before President Obama leaves office.

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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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