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Settlement reached in lawsuit over Hanford contracts

A former Hanford Nuclear Reservation contractor has reached a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice in a lawsuit involving millions of dollars in contracts intended for small businesses.

Senator to stop blocking some DOJ jobs over pot

Colorado’s Republican U.S. senator will stop blocking nominees for some Justice Department jobs over concerns about the marijuana industry, saying Thursday that federal officials have shown good faith in recent conversations on the department’s pot policy.

Trump says Russia-probe memo proves bias; Dems say no

House Republicans on Friday released a bitterly disputed, formerly highly classified memo that they say shows surveillance abuses in the early stages of the FBI’s investigation into the Trump election campaign and Russia.

Trump accuses DOJ of being part of ‘deep state’

President Donald Trump accused the Justice Department Tuesday of being part of the “deep state” and urged prosecution against a top aide to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former FBI Director James Comey.

Tentative deal reached on deadly ‘cyanide bombs’

U.S. officials have reached a tentative deal with wildlife advocates trying to stop the use of predator-killing traps, including devices called “cyanide bombs” that earlier this year injured an Idaho teenager and killed his dog, according to court documents filed Thursday.

DOJ: Seattle in compliance with police reforms

Seattle’s police department no longer regularly violates the constitutional rights of the city’s residents and should be found in initial compliance with its 2012 agreement to change its ways, the U.S. Justice Department said Friday.

DOJ won’t bring charges against officers in Gray case

The U.S. Department of Justice won’t bring federal charges against six police officers involved in the arrest and in-custody death of Freddie Gray, a young black man whose death touched off weeks of protests and unrest in Baltimore.

Feds and Walmart allege canned tuna prices fixed

Executives of the most popular tuna brands in the U.S. – Chicken of the Sea, Bumble Bee and StarKist – conspired regularly to keep prices high for consumers with a taste for one of America’s favorite sandwich ingredients, according to criminal and civil court records updated this week.