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June 8, 2017 7:48 PM Activists say Capital Pride overtaken by corporations and rich gay men

When 2,000 people attended the first D.C. Capital Pride festival in June 1975, their thirst was quenched by one truck with beer and another with soda. Refreshment options were limited, but everyone appeared satisfied that gay men and women were marching at all. “We were the majority, suddenly,” Deacon Maccubbin, former owner of Lambda Rising bookstore 78

May 23, 2017 7:41 PM It’s not just programs for the poor. Trump’s budget calls for vast changes to government

President Trump on Tuesday proposed a new process for closing numerous military bases, the elimination of government funding for public radio and television, and cuts of more than $1 billion to after-school programs. He called to weaken the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), defund several programs that study climate change, cut research on infectious 1703

May 16, 2017 11:05 AM Syrian government denies U.S. claim of crematorium at prison

BEIRUT The Syrian government on Tuesday denied U.S. accusations that a crematorium had been built at one of its prisons that could be used to dispose of detainees' remains, saying the claim was devoid of truth. A foreign ministry statement published by state news agency SANA said the U.S. administration had come out with "a new Hollywood story detached 71

May 14, 2017 3:15 PM Bipartisan View Was Emerging on Sentencing. Then Came Jeff Sessions

In an increasingly rare achievement, conservatives and liberals had come together on the issue, putting them on the verge of winning reductions in mandatory minimum sentences and creating new programs to help offenders adjust to life after prison. Given the success shown by similar changes at the state level, bipartisan majorities in the House and the Senate 91

May 14, 2017 4:19 AM Former US attorneys hate Jeff Sessions' memo on tougher sentences

Former U.S. attorneys are in shock over Attorney General Jeff Sessions' latest hard-line shift on criminal justice. The head of the Justice Department issued a sweeping new policy change on Friday, ordering all federal prosecutors to pursue the strictest charges and sentences in criminal cases. The move is an effort by Sessions to crack down on drug use and violent 80

May 12, 2017 10:04 AM Sessions issues sweeping new criminal charging policy

Attorney General Jeff Sessions overturned the sweeping criminal charging policy of former attorney general Eric H. Holder Jr. and directed his federal prosecutors Thursday to charge defendants with the most serious, provable crimes carrying the most severe penalties. The Holder memo, issued in August 2013, instructed his prosecutors to avoid charging 53

May 1, 2017 6:07 AM Civilian casualty toll could complicate Iraqi reconciliation

BAGHDAD – The U.S.-led coalition has come under increasing scrutiny by monitoring groups regarding civilian casualties in the fight against the Islamic State group in Iraq, a turn that is worrying some in the country's political leadership who fear the destruction and loss of life could complicate hopes of reconciliation with the country's minority Sunnis 77

April 26, 2017 10:33 PM Office to Aid Crime Victims Is Latest Step in Crackdown on Immigrants

ICE officials said the office would provide a hotline for victims and would be staffed by about 21 community relations officers and 27 specialists in victim assistance. They did not provide a budget for the office, saying it would be funded with existing resources. Mr. Trump announced the creation of the office when he signed an executive order on immigration 58

April 22, 2017 1:46 AM Justice Dept. warns sanctuary cities in immigration fight

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration intensified its threats to crack down on so-called sanctuary cities that refuse to comply with federal immigration authorities, warning nine jurisdictions Friday that they may lose coveted law enforcement grant money unless they document cooperation. It sent letters to officials in California and major cities including 90

April 20, 2017 12:05 AM The Latest: Lawyer for Hernandez victim's mother still suing

A lawyer who represents the mother of the man former NFL star Aaron Hernandez was convicted of killing says she's moving forward with a wrongful-death lawsuit. Hernandez hanged himself Wednesday in prison, where he was serving a life sentence for the 2013 slaying of Odin (OH'-dihn) Lloyd. Lloyd had been dating the sister of Hernandez's fiancee 73