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Conway’s Husband Picked for Justice Post

President Donald Trump has chosen the husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway to head the civil division of the Justice Department, The Wall Street Journal reported. George Conway was…

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DoJ Lays Out Defense of New Ban as Hearings Loom

The Justice Department on Monday laid out its first significant legal defense of President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban, arguing in a court filing that the harms opponents say it…

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DHS May Separate Parents, Children at Border

The Homeland Security Department is considering separating children from parents caught crossing the Mexican border illegally, Secretary John Kelly said Monday. Kelly said such a move would be part of…

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Senate Confirms Montana Rep. Zinke as Interior Secretary

Montana Rep. Ryan Zinke won Senate confirmation Wednesday as President Donald Trump’s Interior secretary, giving him responsibility for overseeing the nation’s 400 million acres of public land, mostly in the…

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Senate Confirms Wilbur Ross as Commerce Secretary

The Senate on Monday confirmed Wilbur Ross as commerce secretary, by a vote of 72-27. Ross was sworn in on Tuesday morning. Vice President Mike Pence administered the oath of…

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Tillerson Confirmed as Secretary of State

The Republican-led Senate confirmed Rex Tillerson as President Donald Trump’s secretary of state on Wednesday. Senators voted 56-43 largely along party lines to approve Tillerson’s nomination to be the nation’s…

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Committee OKs Tillerson for Secretary of State

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has narrowly approved President Donald Trump’s choice for Secretary of State. The panel voted along party lines, 11-10, to recommend Rex Tillerson’s nomination to the…

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Feds Release Scathing Report on Chicago Police Abuse

Institutional problems within the Chicago Police Department have led to serious civil-rights violations for years, including racial bias against blacks and a tendency to use excessive force, according to a…

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Baltimore, DoJ Reach Consent Decree Over Policing

A spokesman for Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh says the city and the U.S. Justice Department have reached an agreement on a consent decree that will require the city to reform…

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Trump Nominates David Shulkin for VA

President-elect Donald Trump says he’s finally settled on a candidate to lead the sprawling Veterans Affairs department. Trump says his choice is David Shulkin, who is currently the department’s undersecretary…

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