The indictment unsealed in federal court is at least the third Iran-based murder-for-hire plot prosecuted by the Justice Department since 2022.
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The Justice Department's critical incident review comes more than a year and a half after the gunman killed 19 children and two teachers at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.
The investigation into the Atlanta-based jail comes almost a year after the death of Lashawn Thompson who died in a bedbug-infested cell in Fulton County Jail's psychiatric wing.
The federal government is accusing Norfolk Southern of "unlawfully polluting" the country's waterways and violating the Clean Water Act in the accident near East Palestine.
Louisville Mayor Craig Greenberg spoke with Morning Edition about steps the city is taking to reform its police department — which he says is also some 300 officers short.
The sides disagree on whether there should be a special master at all, and how the document review actually should work. Former U.S. attorney Chuck Rosenberg discusses their possible considerations.
An NPR investigation examined records of payouts by the city and found troubling patterns: Plaintiffs alleged that police often used excessive force. And several officers were repeatedly named.
Allison Fluke-Ekren admitted to operating an all-female ISIS military group and training women and girls on how to use explosive devices.
The Justice Department argues that the order issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in early 2021 "falls easily within the CDC's statutory authority."
"We want to be partners with the DOJ to bring about meaningful, sustainable and significant reforms," the mayor's letter says. It comes a week after 16-year-old Ma'Khia Bryant was killed by police.