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Off-duty DEA agent arrested on Capitol riot charges
A video posted on the internet showed Mark Sami Ibrahim carrying a flag bearing the words 'Liberty or Death' outside the Capitol, about 12 minutes before a mob of people pulled apart a nearby set of barricades.
Flood of Capitol riot, tribal cases swamps US prosecutors
The unprecedented investigation into the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection and court decisions giving the federal government sudden jurisdiction over crimes on more Native American lands have put enormous pressure on the Justice Department.
This April 5, 2020, photo shows an envelope containing a 2020 census letter mailed to a U.S. resident in Detroit.
Litigants take more cooperative approach in census lawsuit
A coalition of counties, cities, tribal governments and advocacy groups sued the Trump administration last year in order to stop the census from ending early out of concern that a shortened head count would cause minority communities to be undercounted.
In this Oct. 31, 1997, file photo, Daniel Lewis Lee waits for his arraignment hearing for murder in the Pope County Detention Center in Russellville, Ark.
US carries out the 1st federal execution in nearly 2 decades
The U.S. on Tuesday carried out its first federal execution in almost two decades, killing by lethal injection a man convicted of murdering an Arkansas family in a 1990s plot to build a whites-only nation in the Pacific Northwest.
In this Dec. 10, 2019, file photo the guard tower flanks the sign at the entrance to the U.S. Penitentiary in Terre Haute, Ind.
Judge blocks federal executions; administration appeals
A U.S. district judge on Monday ordered a new delay in federal executions, hours before the first lethal injection was scheduled to be carried out at a federal prison in Indiana. The Trump administration immediately appealed to a higher court, asking that the executions move forward.
Justice Dept. inspector general to audit body cam policies
The review comes months after the department announced a pilot program allowing — for the first time — federally deputized task force officers to use body-worn cameras while serving arrest warrants or making planned arrests.
Judge rules US must release $679M in tribal virus relief funds
The U.S. Treasury Department must release $679 million in coronavirus relief funding for tribes that it intended to withhold while a court challenge over the agency’s initial round of payments to tribal governments played out in court, a federal judge ruled late Monday.
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