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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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Trump Hosts Candidates for Key Veterans Affairs Post

President-elect Donald Trump met Tuesday with candidates for his unfilled Cabinet positions, including prospective hires to run the Department of Veterans Affairs, a beleaguered agency that the Republican businessman has…

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Trump to Appoint Andy Puzder as Labor Secretary

President-elect Donald Trump will name fast-food executive Andy Puzder to head the U.S. Department of Labor, according to a source familiar with the matter, in an appointment likely to antagonize…

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Trump Expands List of Candidates to Head State Dept.

President-elect Donald Trump is expanding his pool of candidates for secretary of state, leaving unclear whether former CIA Director David Petraeus’s guilty plea for leaking classified information disqualifies him from…

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Trump to Nominate Mattis for Defense Secretary

Donald Trump is turning to a military man to steer the U.S. military, choosing retired Gen. James Mattis, who will be the first career officer to lead the Pentagon since…

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Mattis Reported Named for Pentagon But Trump Team Denies

President-elect Donald Trump will nominate retired General James Mattis to lead the Pentagon, two media outlets reported on Thursday, but a Trump spokesman said no decision had been made. The…

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Trump Whittles List to Final Four for State

President-elect Donald Trump is weighing four finalists to lead the State Department, one of the most powerful and prominent Cabinet positions. Spokesman Jason Miller says Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican…

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Trump Source Says Elaine Chao Is Transportation Pick

President-elect Donald Trump has picked Elaine Chao to become transportation secretary, a Trump transition official said Tuesday. The announcement was expected later in the day, according to the official, who…

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Source: Trump May Discuss Sec. of State Job With Romney

President-elect Donald Trump planned a Saturday meeting with Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee and a fierce Trump critic, and may discuss whether he should be a candidate for…

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U.S. Condemns Move to Legalize Outposts

The U.S. State Department said on Monday it was “deeply concerned about the advancement of legislation that would allow for the legalization of illegal Israeli outposts located on private Palestinian…

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Comey Said to Retain Confidence of Lynch

Attorney General Loretta Lynch continues to have confidence in FBI Director James Comey despite his controversial decision to renew a probe related to Hillary Clinton’s use of a private e-mail…

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