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Justice Dept. is said to quietly quash inquiry into Tamir Rice killing

The Justice Department decided more than a year ago to effectively shut down its civil rights investigation into the high-profile killing of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old Black boy who was shot by a Cleveland police officer in 2014, according to people familiar with the matter.

Fox News eyes a future with no White House fandom

The man who helped create Fox News as the most influential platform for conservative politics in America fully expects that Biden will win — and frankly isn’t too bothered by that.

How Trump waged war on his own government

There has been an unwavering four-year war on the civil servants who have operated as the backbone of the federal government for more than a century.

Report: US knew of problems family separation would cause

Months before the Trump administration separated thousands of families at the US-Mexico border, a “pilot program” in Texas left child-welfare officials scrambling to find empty beds for babies taken from their parents in a preview of bigger problems to come.

US OKs extradition of pair accused of smuggling ex-Nissan boss out of Japan

Lawyers for Peter Taylor and Michael Taylor say the men were set to be flown to Japan from Boston on Thursday.

Zeta barrels northeast after battering storm-weary coast

A fast-moving Zeta weakened to a tropical storm as it barreled northeast Thursday morning after ripping through Louisiana and Mississippi where storm-weary residents were advised to stay indoors overnight while officials assessed the havoc the storm had wrought.

‘Extraction’ producer David Guillod arrested in new sexual assault case

“Extraction" and “Atomic Blonde" producer David Guillod was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of sexual assault only months after being charged with drugging and assaulting women in Santa Barbara, authorities said.

At least 1 dead as Hurricane Zeta hammers Gulf Coast

The storm killed at least one person, a 55-year-old man who a Louisiana coroner said was electrocuted by a downed power line, and officials said life-threatening conditions would last into Thursday.