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FBI aids Aruba investigation into missing Frederick woman

ORANJESTAD, Aruba — Aruba has turned to the FBI for help in the investigation into the disappearance of 35-year-old Robyn Gardner of Maryland. An FBI spokesman says the agency is conducting interviews and giving other assistance. Special Agent Richard Wolf ...

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Solicitor general cites WWII-era internment mistakes

WASHINGTON — Nearly 70 years after the Supreme Court upheld the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II, the government’s top high court lawyer says one of his predecessors concealed critical information that could have tipped the cases. In a ...

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Court considers whether or not higher drug sentence applies beyond crack cases

WASHINGTON — For years, a federal statute imposed a minimum penalty that was 100 times higher for offenses involving “cocaine base” than for powder cocaine offenses. Though that law has been changed to reduce the disparity, the U.S. Supreme Court ...

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White House lawyer picked to be solicitor general

WASHINGTON — Donald Verrilli Jr., a deputy counsel to President Barack Obama, was chosen Monday to be the next U.S. solicitor general. Obama announced his intention to nominate Verrilli. If confirmed by the Senate, Verrilli would succeed Justice Elena Kagan ...

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