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  • Rekha Basu: As protests subside, lessons from Ferguson must endure

    Life is said to be moving back to normal in Ferguson, Mo., three weeks after an unarmed 18-year-old was shot to death by a police officer. Michael Brown has been buried. Shops closed in the wake of early looting are reopening. "I Love Ferguson" signs...
  • Islamic State issues video of beheading of U.S. hostage

    DUBAI (Reuters) - The Islamic State militant group released a video on Tuesday purporting to show the beheading of a second American hostage, journalist Steven Sotloff, raising the stakes in its confrontation with Washington over U.S. air strikes in Iraq....
  • Lawyer for gay rights to fill No. 3 position at U.S. Justice Dept

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Justice Department lawyer who argued to overturn the nation's ban on gay marriage will be promoted to the agency's No. 3 position, Attorney General Eric Holder said in a statement on Friday. Stuart Delery, head of the...
  • Tyson wins U.S. Justice Dept antitrust nod for Hillshire deal

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Tyson Foods Inc , the largest U.S. meat processor, on Wednesday won U.S. antitrust approval for its $8.5 billion purchase of Hillshire Brands Co . To win approval for the merger, the companies agreed to sell Heinold Hog Markets,...
  • Texas voter ID law: Discriminatory or common sense?

    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas Lawyers from the U.S. Department of Justice, joining several civil rights groups, told a federal judge Tuesday in South Texas that the Texas voter identification law violates the Voting Rights Act by harming blacks' and Latinos'...
  • Sen. Franken urges Justice Department to focus on ISIL recruiting at home

    MINNEAPOLIS Sen. Al Franken on Tuesday urged Attorney General Eric Holder to focus U.S. Department of Justice resources on recruitment at home by terror organizations particularly in Minnesota, and expressed concern over the Obama administration's lack of...
  • U.S. prosecutor probes shooting death of Louisiana man in police car

    U.S. prosecutor probes shooting death of Louisiana man in police car
    NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Federal prosecutors said on Tuesday they are investigating the shooting death of a black man in the back of a Louisiana police car that had previously been ruled a suicide. The family of Victor White III, 23, who died in March...
  • Appeals court grills U.S. lawyer on NSA phone collection

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday grilled an Obama administration lawyer about the legality of the continuing collection of millions of Americans' phone records, adding fuel to a debate that has raged since the spy program was...
  • U.S. judge approves DOJ settlement with eBay over tech hiring

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Tuesday approved a settlement between federal antitrust authorities and eBay Inc over allegations that eBay agreed to refrain from soliciting a rival company's employees. Under the deal, announced earlier this...
  • Park district makes fishing, disc golf more accessible

    Park district makes fishing, disc golf more accessible
    Those with disabilities will soon find easier access to play a round of disc golf at Larry Fink Memorial Park in Highland Park, park district officials say. Likewise, the access to the fishing pier — now overgrown with weeds — will be...
  • Under 'rocket docket,' kids race time � few of them with a lawyer

    Lawyers call them "rocket dockets" court schedules that speed deportation hearings for Central American children who crossed the U.S. border without a parent. Some question whether the children are getting proper legal representation as immigration...