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Stories with person: Eric Holder
  • New York police disband unit that spied on Muslims 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 11:05 pm
  • NEW YORK - A special New York Police Department unit that sparked controversy by tracking the daily lives of Muslims in an effort to detect terror threats has been disbanded, police officials said Tuesday.

  • A roundup of recent Michigan newspaper editorials 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 9:04 am
  • The Flint Journal. April 8.

  • Tarpley running for McAllister's US House seat 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 7:13 pm
  • PINEVILLE, Louisiana - Former Grant parish District Attorney Ed Tarpley says he's running for the U.S. House seat currently held by Republican Vance McAllister of Swartz.

  • SC judge who wrote separate not equal honored 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 1:31 pm
  • CHARLESTON, South Carolina - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder says the first federal judge to write an opinion challenging separate but equal decades after the policy was declared the law by the U.S. Supreme Court was morally right and historically gutsy.

  • Ogletree to speak at Detroit NAACP fundraiser 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 12:45 pm
  • DETROIT - Leaders with the Detroit branch of the NAACP have announced author and Harvard University law professor Charles Ogletree Jr. will serve as keynote speaker for the civil rights organization's annual Fight for Freedom Fund Dinner.

  • US officials reject Rubio claim about CIA report 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 5:39 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The State Department is seeking the declassification of a 10-month-old letter expressing its concerns about a controversial Senate torture review, U.S. officials said Wednesday.

  • House panel refers ex-IRS official to Justice Dept 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 4:28 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The House Ways and Means Committee voted Wednesday to refer a former Internal Revenue Service official to the Justice Department for possible criminal prosecution in the agency's tea party controversy.

  • Sharpton opens civil rights annual; Obama expected 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 3:49 pm
  • NEW YORK - The Rev. Al Sharpton opened his annual civil rights conference Wednesday, which President Barack Obama plans to attend, amid revelations about the activist's cooperation with the FBI in a 1980s mob investigation.

  • State, feds declare victory in voucher ruling 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 1:47 pm
  • NEW ORLEANS - Both the state and Justice Department said they were pleased with a judge's order that Louisiana must provide regular reports to federal officials on the state's private school tuition program.

  • 5 things to know about heroin use, getting help 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 1:01 am
  • Long a scourge of the back alleys of American life, heroin is spreading across the country. The death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman in February only underscored a problem many American communities already were combatting: the rising use of - and deaths from - heroin. Here are five things to know about this issue.

  • New Hampshire senators address state's heroin woes 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 11:08 am
  • MANCHESTER, New Hampshire - New Hampshire's U.S. senators are working with law enforcement leaders and public health officials to address the state's heroin epidemic.

  • 'We're all paying:' Heroin spreads misery in US 
    Updated: Apr-05-14 11:53 am
  • On a beautiful Sunday last October, Detective Dan Douglas stood in a suburban Minnesota home and looked down at a lifeless 20-year-old - a needle mark in his arm, a syringe in his pocket. It didn't take long for Douglas to realize that the man, fresh out of treatment, was his second heroin overdose that day.

  • Heroin overdose antidote: Who gets to carry it? 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 1:58 pm
  • CAMDEN, New Jersey - As deaths from heroin and powerful painkillers skyrocket nationwide, governments and clinics are working to put a drug that can reverse an opiate overdose into the hands of more paramedics, police officers and the people advocates say are the most critical group - people who abuse drugs, and their friends and families.

  • Holder: Justice investigating high-speed trading 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 12:49 pm
  • The Department of Justice is investigating high-frequency stock trading to see if any of the practices violate insider trading laws, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said Friday.

  • FDA approves easy-to-use heroin overdose antidote 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 3:25 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Friends and family will be able to take the first step to save a loved one from an overdose of heroin or powerful painkillers called opioids.

  • Poll: Three-fourths of US says pot will be legal 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 4:11 pm
  • DENVER - Three-fourths of Americans say it's inevitable that marijuana will be legal for recreational use across the nation, whether they support such policies or not, according to a public opinion poll released Wednesday that highlights shifting attitudes following the drug war era and tough-on-crime legislation.

  • Holder: Khalid Sheik Mohammad won't be tried in NY 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 6:50 pm
  • NEW YORK - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday he still believes Manhattan is the right place to put the self-professed mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks on trial but he won't revisit the decision to have his fate decided by a military tribunal instead.

  • Perry: Texas won't comply with federal prison law 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 2:50 pm
  • HOUSTON - Texas will not comply with parts of a federal law designed to eliminate prison rape, Gov. Rick Perry said in a letter to the U.S. Attorney General, calling the rules too costly and an infringement on state rights.

  • US official: NY terror case a win for civil courts 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 2:46 am
  • NEW YORK - A jury's conviction of the al-Qaida spokesman who warned Americans that the "storm of airplanes" would not stop after the Sept. 11 attacks prompted Attorney General Eric Holder to claim victory for the civil court system, signaling terror suspects arrested in the future in the U.S. or abroad will routinely face justice in civil courts rather than military tribunals.

  • Bills introduced in Congress banning online gaming 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 7:30 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Lawmakers from both parties introduced legislation in the House and Senate on Wednesday aimed at banning online gambling, setting the stage for an uncertain battle in Congress.

  • Thousands of preschool kids face suspension 
    Updated: Mar-21-14 3:10 am
  • WASHINGTON - Even preschoolers are getting suspended from U.S. public schools - and they're disproportionately black, a trend that continues up through the later grades.

  • Senator wants federal help on witness intimidation 
    Updated: Mar-20-14 4:26 pm
  • WASHINGTON - A U.S. senator is joining the Philadelphia district attorney in seeking federal help to battle a rise in witness intimidation.