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  • Former ACLU lawyer to lead U.S. Justice Department civil rights unit

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A former lawyer with the American Civil Liberties Union will assume a top civil rights post at the U.S. Justice Department, taking control of a unit that is deep into investigations into the Ferguson, Missouri police department and battles over voting rights.
  • U.S. tackles long-term unemployment with $170 million in grants

    The U.S. Labor Department is taking on long-term unemployment – which last month affected 3 million Americans – by issuing nearly $170 million in grants to help train, counsel and place job seekers. Returning workers to long-jobs is “...

    Obama to delay attorney general nomination until after election

    President Obama will wait until after the November election to name a nominee for attorney general, setting the stage for an intense battle in the postelection Senate that could last until Christmas, a White House official said Tuesday. The delay, which...

    President has a short list of potential attorney general candidates

    A week after Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. announced plans to step down, three administration insiders lead the president's short list to replace him, according to sources inside and outside the White House. Solicitor Gen. Donald B. Verrilli Jr., who...

    U.S. government should copy tobacco growers' child labor ban: HRW

    LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The ban by two leading U.S. tobacco growers' groups on the use of child labor puts pressure on Washington to end the employment of children in hazardous and unhealthy work, a children's rights activist said on...