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Elderly in Miami.

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Elderly in Miami.

Medicare Fraud Busted by DOJ: Miami Epicenter

Ninety people were charged in a nationwide crackdown on health-care fraud schemes that bilked Medicare of about $260 million in false charges, the Justice Department said today. “The fraud was rampant, it was brazen and it permeated every part of the Medicare system,” David...

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U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm (R-NY) speaks to members of the media outside his office on April 29, 2014 on Capitol Hill.

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U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm (R-NY) speaks to members of the media outside his office on April 29, 2014 on Capitol Hill.

Grimm Opponent Leveraging Legal Trouble for Fundraising

For New York City Councilman Domenic M. Recchia Jr., the Democratic challenger to Rep. Michael Grimm, the Republican incumbent’s legal problems provide a welcome way to raise campaign cash. In fact, Recchia supporters agreed to match all donations two-for-one on...

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A police car at the entrance of the Jewish Community Center after three were killed when a gunman opened fire on April 13, 2014 in Overland Park, Kansas.

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A police car at the entrance of the Jewish Community Center after three were killed when a gunman opened fire on April 13, 2014 in Overland Park, Kansas.

Holder Attending Kansas Memorial — As `Active Shooters’ on Rise

Attorney General Eric Holder will attend a memorial service tomorrow for three people slain Sunday at Jewish-affiliated facilities in Overland Park, Kansas, the Justice Department says. His visit comes a day after he urged Congress to pass $15 million in...

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Attorney General Eric Holder testifies before a House Judiciary Committee hearing on oversight of the US Department of Justice on Capitol Hill in Washington on April 8, 2014.

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Attorney General Eric Holder testifies before a House Judiciary Committee hearing on oversight of the US Department of Justice on Capitol Hill in Washington on April 8, 2014.

Holder: ‘You Don’t Want to Go There’ — and Good Asparagus Luck!

  Eric Holder has made little secret of his contempt for Congress. And at least some in the Republican-run House have voted to hold the attorney general in contempt of Congress as well. As Rep. Louie Goehmert, a Texas Republican,...

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Friends of slain transgender woman Islan Nettles, in the photos, before a vigil for her in Harlem on Aug. 27, 2013 in New York City.

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Friends of slain transgender woman Islan Nettles, in the photos, before a vigil for her in Harlem on Aug. 27, 2013 in New York City.

Transgender Crime Victims Draw Justice Support

The Justice Department started a training program today that officials say will help law enforcement officials better handle crimes and other issues in the transgender community. “Discrimination against transgender individuals is pervasive,” Deputy Attorney General James Cole told about 70...

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Eric Holder, U.S. attorney general, during a news conference at the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., on March 19, 2014

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Eric Holder, U.S. attorney general, during a news conference at the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., on March 19, 2014

Holder’s Acting Legal Counsel: Thompson

Attorney General Eric Holder has tapped a top aide to temporarily lead the Justice Department’s influential office that offers legal advice on everything from detention practices to drone strikes, the department says. Karl Thompson, who has served as a counselor...

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President Barack Obama is delivering his State of the Union address tonight. He was pictured at the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, DC,on Jan. 17, 2014.

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President Barack Obama is delivering his State of the Union address tonight. He was pictured at the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, DC,on Jan. 17, 2014.

NSA Surveillance Live-Blog on Obama: Privacy, Security and Politics

Updated at 11:15 am and throughout the speech to Noon EST President Barack Obama today is attempting to frame the matter of secret government surveillance in the context of a nation’s long history of self-survival in a dangerous world. Once...

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Police stand near the scene of a murder on June 4, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.

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Police stand near the scene of a murder on June 4, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.

Eyewitnesses: Often Unreliable

Police sometimes rely too much on eyewitness identification while investigating crimes, and that can lead to the wrong person being arrested, says the International Association of Chiefs of Police. The police chiefs’ group released a report today that recommends ways...

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