States are trying to reduce prison populations with secretive, new psychological assessments to predict which inmates will commit future crimes and who might be safe to release, despite serious problems and high-profile failures.Read More »
About 800,000 HealthCare.gov customers got the wrong tax information from the government, the Obama administration said Friday, and officials are asking those affected to delay filing their 2014 returns.Read More »
One program to help immigrants brought to the country as children was scheduled to kick in yesterday, but instead Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services wouldn’t accept applications. And preparations for a second program aimed at protecting millions of parents of U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents have been idled until further notice.
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A lawsuit filed on behalf of a district court judge challenges a law passed last year that changed how chief judges in the state's district courts are appointed.Read More »
Federal prosecutors are changing the way drug defendants are charged and punished, Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday, unveiling statistics that show sentences are increasingly being based less on rigid formulas and more on the circumstances of each crime.
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It’s impossible to know how many companies are targeted by ransomware attacks each year, but experts caution that lawyers, whose files usually contain troves of highly sensitive information, are uniquely at risk of being targeted.Read More »
The official sign-up season for President Barack Obama's health care law may be over, but leading congressional Democrats say millions of Americans facing new tax penalties deserve a second chance.Read More »
A federal judge in South Texas has temporarily blocked President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration, giving a coalition of 26 states time to pursue a lawsuit that aims to permanently stop the orders.Read More »
A looming veto by President Barack Obama of a Republican-championed bill foreshadows a key question for the White House: whether the president and Republicans can find areas to work together, even as Obama strikes down many of their top priorities.Read More »
Thousands of people who signed up for health insurance this weekend may not have realized their coverage under President Barack Obama's law could be short-lived.Read More »
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has a surprising confession: She "wasn't 100 percent sober" when she fell asleep at the president's State of the Union address last month.Read More »