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Ex-Watergate prosecutors say judge has legal duty to review facts in Flynn case

27 May 2020

WASHINGTON Sixteen former Watergate prosecutors on Wednesday said U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan should be allowed to review all the facts before deciding whether to grant a Justice Department request to drop the criminal case against President Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

'She is worried': Pandemic raises fears for pregnant U.S. inmates

27 May 2020

WASHINGTON Guadalupe Velazquez has a college degree, owns a flooring company and is pregnant with a baby girl due next month.

Federal inmates with COVID-19 in Louisiana continued working for days, union says

22 May 2020

WASHINGTON The union for corrections officers at one of the U.S. federal prisons hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic has filed a U.S. Labor Department complaint alleging that prison managers failed to isolate several inmates who tested positive for the illness.

Federal inmates with COVID-19 in Louisiana continued working for days, union says

22 May 2020

WASHINGTON, May 21 The union for corrections officers at one of the U.S. federal prisons hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic has filed a U.S. Labor Department complaint alleging that prison managers failed to isolate several inmates who tested positive for the illness.

Trump ouster of inspectors general threatens coronavirus stimulus watchdog

21 May 2020

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump's purge of several internal watchdogs at U.S. agencies could hobble anti-fraud oversight for the $3 trillion in federal relief measures aiding businesses, state governments and others hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic.

More than 1,100 former U.S. prosecutors slam attempt to drop Flynn charges

20 May 2020

WASHINGTON More than 1,100 former U.S. federal prosecutors on Wednesday blasted the attempt by Republican President Donald Trump's Justice Department to dismiss a charge against former national security adviser Michael Flynn, saying the move puts Trump's personal interests ahead of the public good.

Trump to replace D.C. prosecutor in controversial Stone, Flynn cases

19 May 2020

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Monday nominated a federal prosecutor in Ohio to become the next U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, succeeding one who has faced growing criticism over his handling of criminal cases involving the president's allies.

FBI phone probe links al Qaeda to Saudi who killed 3 at Florida base, Barr says

19 May 2020

WASHINGTON The FBI cracked the iPhone encryption of the Royal Saudi Air Force trainee who killed three American sailors in a December attack at a naval base in Florida, and found evidence linking him to al Qaeda, Attorney General William Barr said on Monday. | Video

Exclusive: U.S. probes PerkinElmer's role in massive Medicare fraud - sources

18 May 2020

WASHINGTON Medical diagnostic firm PerkinElmer Inc faces a federal investigation into its role in an alleged Medicare fraud involving tens of thousands of unnecessary genetic cancer tests, according to three sources with knowledge of the probe and documents reviewed by Reuters.

Obama, Biden not targeted in U.S. review of Russia probe, Barr says

18 May 2020

WASHINGTON U.S. Attorney General William Barr said on Monday he does not expect a Justice Department review of the FBI's handling of 2016 election interference to lead to criminal investigation of former President Barack Obama or former Vice President Joe Biden.

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U.S. coronavirus deaths top 100,000 as country reopens

The novel coronavirus has killed more than 100,000 people in the United States, according to a Reuters tally on Wednesday, even as the slowdown in deaths encouraged businesses to reopen and Americans to emerge from more than two months of lockdowns.