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The United States Department of Justice (DOJ), also known as the Justice Department, is a federal executive department of the U.S. government, responsible for the enforcement of the law and administration of justice in the United States, equivalent to the justice or interior ministries of other countries. The department was formed in 1870 during the Ulysses S. Grant administration.

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Prosecutors closed a federal investigation into campaign finance violations tied to former Trump attorney Michael Cohen this week
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Roughly 3,100 U.S. inmates, including many convicted of drug offenses, will be released early from federal prisons for good behavior under a criminal justice..
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Prosecutors told a judge Monday that they had "effectively concluded" a probe of efforts to silence two women in the final months of the 2016 campaign
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The U.S. Justice Department has told T-Mobile US Inc and Sprint Corp to wrap up a deal by the end of next week to sell assets that are to be divested as a..
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The U.S. Justice Department would sue to block the merger of T-Mobile US Inc and Sprint Corp if the parties do not settle next week, CNBC reported on Thursday,..
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Several hundred people took to the streets of New York on Wednesday to protest the U.S. Department of Justice's decision not to bring charges against a New York..
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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Wednesday that he regrets trusting the U.S. Department of Justice after federal prosecutors declined to charge a city..
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After the DOJ announced this week that it would not charge Daniel Pantaleo
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A federal judge said prosecutors had concluded their investigations of possible campaign finance violations involving Michael Cohen.
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The U.S. Justice Department asked a federal appeals court to pause the enforcement of a sweeping antitrust ruling against mobile chip supplier Qualcomm Inc on..
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Here are the top stories for Tuesday, July 16th: GOP defends Trump on tweets; DOJ won't charge officer in choke hold death; Epstein accuser speaks out; USA..
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A New York City policeman became the latest example of a law enforcement officer to face no criminal liability for killing an unarmed black man when the U.S...
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Courtney Wild was an unnamed victim in the 2008 lawsuit against the Department of Justice for the secret plea deal that allowed Epstein to avoid similar charges
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Federal prosecutors announced on Tuesday they would not be charging a New York Police Department officer in the death of Eric Garner, five years after a video of..
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None of the New York police officers whose attempted arrest of Eric Garner in 2014 led to the man's death and fueled the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement..
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Bet on this becoming a White House talking point by the end of the day. The Department of Justice unveiled an indictment against a virulent MS-13 gang in Los..
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Garner died after an NYPD officer tried to arrest him for selling loose cigarettes. His dying gasp of "I can't breathe" inspired nationwide protests.
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The Trump administration filed a regulation on Monday to try and curb the number of Central American migrants who can claim asylum by entering the United States..
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Former FBI Director Robert Mueller and a number of top-level Department of Justice officials may find themselves "caught up" in the Jeffrey Epstein sex scandal,..
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A federal appeals court upheld a Justice Department decision giving preferential treatment in awarding community policing grants to cities that cooperate with..
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The U.S. Justice Department is pursuing a criminal probe into whether Johnson & Johnson lied about potential cancer risks of its talcum powder and has convened a..
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The U.S. Justice Department is pursuing a criminal probe into whether Johnson & Johnson lied about potential cancer risks of its talcum powder, Bloomberg..
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U.S. House Democrats on Thursday asked the Justice Department for a briefing on Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta's decision to approve a 2007 plea deal for..
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