U.S. Civil Rights Division In The Hot Seat, Again

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FBI Director Robert Mueller, shown with National Counterterrorism Center Director Michael Leiter, testifies last September on Capitol Hill at a hearing called "Nine Years After 9/11: Confronting the Terrorist Threat to the Homeland." Mueller's 10-year term expires in September. Leiter is reportedly among those being considered to replace him. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Who Will Become The Next Director Of The FBI?

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U.S. Overhauls Approach To BP Spill Probe

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Police officers salute as a hearse carrying the body of one of two slain Miami-Dade police officers arrives for a memorial service in Miami in January. Officers Amanda Haworth and Roger Castillo were killed while serving an arrest warrant. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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'Keep Them Safe': Feds Seek To Stem Police Deaths

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U.S. Courts Dust Off High Seas Piracy Laws

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President Obama, shown delivering a speech in Virginia on Monday, promised two years ago to improve government transparency. A new study finds that so far, the administration has a mixed record. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Has Obama Lived Up To His Pledge On Transparency?

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Gang Members Charged With Consulate Employee Murder

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Avon Twitty was recently released from a halfway house in Washington, D.C., after serving three years in the Communications Management Unit at the Terre Haute, Ind., prison. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Leaving 'Guantanamo North'

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Inside the Terre Haute federal prison, the Communications Management Unit houses inmates convicted of or suspected of terrorism. Michael Conroy/AP hide caption

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'Guantanamo North': Inside Secretive U.S. Prisons

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