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HELSINKI | What Trump and Putin hope to achieve at Helsinki summit

HELSINKI — The outcome of the first summit between the unpredictable first-term American president and Russia’s steely-eyed longtime leader is anybody’s guess. With no set agenda, the summit could veer between spectacle and substance. As Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin head into Monday’s meeting in Helsinki, here’s a look at what each president may be … Continue reading HELSINKI | What Trump and Putin hope to achieve at Helsinki summit

SAN DIEGO | US judge criticizes plan to reunify families split at border

SAN DIEGO — A federal judge, responding to a plan to reunify children separated at the border, said he was having second thoughts about his belief that the Trump administration was acting in good faith to comply with his orders. The Justice Department, on Friday filed a plan to reunify more than 2,500 children age … Continue reading SAN DIEGO | US judge criticizes plan to reunify families split at border

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.| Author of Emmett Till book gave FBI interview recordings

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.— Weeks after he published a book about the brutal slaying of Emmett Till, a North Carolina author received a call from FBI agents asking about his interview with a key witness who acknowledged lying about her interactions with the black teen. Not long after that, Duke University scholar Timothy Tyson said, he turned … Continue reading BIRMINGHAM, Ala.| Author of Emmett Till book gave FBI interview recordings

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. | APNewsBreak: Government reopens probe of Emmett Till slaying

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The federal government has reopened its investigation into the slaying of Emmett Till, the black teenager whose brutal killing in Mississippi shocked the world and helped inspire the civil rights movement more than 60 years ago. The Justice Department told Congress in a report in March it is reinvestigating Till’s slaying in … Continue reading BIRMINGHAM, Ala. | APNewsBreak: Government reopens probe of Emmett Till slaying

WASHINGTON | FBI agent: My work has never been tainted by political bias

WASHINGTON — An FBI agent whose anti-Trump text messages fueled suspicions of partisan bias will tell lawmakers Thursday that his work has never been tainted by politics and that the intense scrutiny he is facing represents “just another victory notch in Putin’s belt,” according to prepared remarks obtained by The Associated Press. Peter Strzok, who … Continue reading WASHINGTON | FBI agent: My work has never been tainted by political bias

PHOENIX | US lawyers: Ruling allows detention of immigrant families

PHOENIX — The Trump administration says a ruling this week by a federal judge in San Diego requiring the government to reunify families separated at the border means authorities can legally keep families detained until their cases are complete. The interpretation means immigrant families could spend months or even years in detention — even those … Continue reading PHOENIX | US lawyers: Ruling allows detention of immigrant families

WASHINGTON | DOJ gives Congress new classified documents on Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department says it has given House Republicans new classified information related to the Russia investigation after GOP lawmakers had threatened to hold officials in contempt of Congress or even impeach them. A spokeswoman for House Speaker Paul Ryan says DOJ has partially complied with multiple requests from the House intelligence … Continue reading WASHINGTON | DOJ gives Congress new classified documents on Russia probe

WASHINGTON | Lawsuit: Justice Dept. failed to give McCabe info on firing

WASHINGTON— The Justice Department has repeatedly refused to provide former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe with documents related to his firing, according to a lawsuit filed on his behalf Tuesday. The complaint says the Justice Department has publicly defended the firing yet failed to identify for McCabe the policies and procedures it followed before dismissing … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Lawsuit: Justice Dept. failed to give McCabe info on firing