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Nursing Home Chain To Pay $38M In US Settlement

A nursing home chain has agreed to pay $38 million to resolve allegations that it billed Medicare and Medicaid for substandard care at nearly three dozen facilities around the country, the Justice Department said.

10/10/2014

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GM Recalls 2.7M More Cars; ‘Major Announcement’ From Feds To Come At 11:15 A.M.

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Acting Administrator David Friedman are holding a press conference.

05/16/2014

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Propane Shortages Prompting State Officials To Act

Supply problems in several states where propane is a crucial heating source have prompted governors and other officials to take action against vendors, investigate claims of price gouging and increase aid to low-income customers.

01/29/2014

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Government To Track Down Thieves In Target Breach

Attorney General Eric Holder says the Justice Department is committed to tracking down the thieves who stole information from millions of customers of Target Corp. Minneapolis-based Target says it is working with the Secret Service and the Justice Department.

01/29/2014

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Good Question: What Is Clemency?

The editorial board of America’s largest newspaper, the New York Times, says a man the government calls a traitor should be given a deal. Last year, Edward Snowden stole and then leaked top secret documents about how the National Security Agency gathers its information. He’s been living in Russia, because he could end up in prison for life if he comes home.

01/02/2014

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Hastings Man Gets 21 Years For Sexually Assaulting Student

A 47-year-old Hastings man was sentenced Thursday to more than 21 years in prison as part of a plea agreement after he admitted to sexually assaulting a college student. Louis Richard Oliver was sentenced in Hennepin County District Court to 260 months in prison, the Justice Department said. Oliver pleaded guilty earlier this month to first-degree criminal sexual conduct and to assaulting a St. Catherine’s student last November.

05/16/2013

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Man Indicted For Allegedly Distributing Crack, Pot In Minn.

A California man was indicted Tuesday in federal court for allegedly distributing crack cocaine and marijuana in Minnesota.

05/14/2013

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Man Indicted For Illegal Re-Entry After Selling Meth In Minn.

A 48-year-old man from Guatemala was indicted Wednesday in federal court for illegally entering the United States after being deported more than a decade ago following a conviction for selling meth in Minnesota, the Justice Department said.

04/10/2013

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Plymouth Man Pleads Guilty To Smuggling Ammo To Ukraine

A 37-year-old Plymouth man pleaded guilty Tuesday to smuggling thousands of rounds of ammunition from the United States to Ukraine, the Justice Department said.

03/19/2013

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Mpls Man Accused Of Multiple Armed Robberies

A 26-year-old Minneapolis man was indicted Wednesday in federal court for allegedly robbing three metro convenience stores and the same Minneapolis Jimmy John’s sandwich shop twice with a sawed-off shotgun, the Justice Department said.

01/16/2013

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Wis. Police Seek Public’s Help In Officer’s Death

Wauwatosa police are asking for the public’s help as they continue to investigate the shooting death of a fellow officer.

12/25/2012

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Care Attendant Pleads Guilty To Fraud, Stealing Minor’s ID

A 40-year-old personal care attendant pleaded guilty Monday to defrauding and stealing the identity of a minor in her care, the Justice Department said.

11/19/2012

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Wis. DOJ Offers Training In Wake Of Spa Shooting

The state Justice Department plans to offer Milwaukee-area police additional training in handling domestic violence incidents in the wake of a deadly shooting at a Brookfield spa.

10/30/2012

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Former Bank Pres Gets 42 Months For Check-Kiting Scheme

A former St. Paul bank president received a sentence of more than three years in prison Friday for his involvement in a multimillion-dollar check-kiting scheme that defrauded the bank he administered, the Justice Department said.

09/21/2012

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3M, Avery: We’ll Try To Address Antitrust Issues

Office products makers 3M Co. and Avery Dennison Corp. said they have not cancelled the agreement for 3M to acquire Avery Dennison’s office and consumer products operations and will work to address federal antitrust concerns and seal a deal.

09/05/2012

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3M Abandons Acquisition Bid Under Justice Pressure

Office products giant 3M Co. has abandoned its plan to acquire its closest competitor in the sale of adhesive-backed labels and sticky notes, the Justice Department said Tuesday, attributing the move to a threatened civil antitrust lawsuit by the agency.

09/04/2012

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Red Wing Man Gets 11 Years For Receiving, Possessing Child Porn

A 42-year-old Red Wing man was sentenced Tuesday to more than 11 years in prison for receiving and possessing thousands of images of child pornography, the U.S. Justice Department said.

08/21/2012

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Indictment: 4 Face Charges In New Year’s Day Murders

A federal indictment unsealed Monday charges four men for stabbing a couple to death on the Red Lake Indian Reservation on New Year’s Day 2011, according to the Justice Department.

08/20/2012

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Opinion: Eric Holder Continues To Show Contempt Of Congress

Attorney General Eric Holder continued to show contempt of Congress in his remarks following the House vote to hold him “in contempt” for refusing to hand over documents associated with the Fast and Furious operation.

06/29/2012

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Opinion: Fast And Furious Will Destroy Obama

Wednesday, June 20, 2011 will go down in history as the day that was the beginning of the end for President Barack Obama’s presidency. With the president’s execution of executive privilege regarding United States Attorney General Eric Holder’s “Fast and Furious” gun-walking scandal.

06/21/2012

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Opinion: Florida’s Voter Purge Attempts To Stifle Democrats and Minorities

Elected officials would do well to remember that it is the job of the voters to pick their representatives, it is not the job of elected officials to pick who gets to vote.

06/14/2012

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Opinion: Calling For Eric Holder’s Resignation – Again

As the calls for U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s resignation over the “Fast and Furious” gun-running scandal rages on, there is a new wave of demands for him to step down regarding yet another issue […]

06/13/2012

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St. Paul Man Sentenced To 36 Months In Prison For Bank Fraud

A United States District Court judge sentenced a 41-year-old St. Paul man to 36 months in prison after he pleaded guilty to being involved in a bank fraud scheme, the Justice Department said.

04/02/2012

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Man Pleads Guilty To Helping Somali Terrorist Group

A Somali-American man admitted Monday that he helped raise money so others could travel from Minnesota to join the terror group al-Shabab in Somalia, and that he sent money to Somalia so one of those travelers could buy a firearm.

02/06/2012

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5 People, 4 Companies Indicted In Iran Exports

Five people and four companies have been indicted for allegedly plotting to export 6,000 radio control devices to Iran, including 16 of the items that were found in improvised explosive devices in Iraq, the Justice Department announced Tuesday.

10/25/2011

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