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Attorney General Merrick Garland announced Tuesday that the department's investigative operation targeting fentanyl and opioid traffickers on the dark web resulted in a record number of arrests and seizures. Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images hide caption

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Helen Biesenbach leaves a message at a memorial where 26 crosses were placed to honor the victims killed at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs on November 9, 2017 in Sutherland Springs, Texas. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Attorney General Merrick Garland speaks at an event on Tuesday. The Justice Department is suing Idaho, arguing that its new abortion law violates federal law because it does not allow doctors to provide medically necessary treatment, Garland said Tuesday. Evelyn Hockstein/AP hide caption

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President Biden addresses the nation Friday following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Flanked by US Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco (L) and Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta, Attorney General Merrick Garland convenes a Justice Department component heads meeting at the Justice Department on March 10. Garland was prompted by an NPR story on compassionate release waivers to fix the issue. KEVIN LAMARQUE/POOL/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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People walk past the Sol Tribe tattoo shop where two women were shot and killed and a man injured on Dec. 27 in Denver, Colo. It was the first in a series of shootings that claimed five lives across the area. Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images hide caption

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Attorney General Garland pledges a comprehensive response to violent crime

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Attorney General Merrick Garland told the House Judiciary Committee that "the Department of Justice has a long-standing policy of not commenting on investigations." Greg Nash/Pool/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Abortion-rights supporters march outside the Texas Capitol in Austin on Sept. 1. Sergio Flores/The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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Texas' abortion law is back in court

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Merrick Garland, President Biden's nominee for U.S. attorney general, speaks in Wilmington, Del., on Jan. 7. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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Merrick Garland Heads For Confirmation Hearing, 5 Years After He Was Denied A Vote

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell walks to a closed-door GOP policy lunch on Capitol Hill in 2016. Senate Republicans, including McConnell, argued that appointing a Supreme Court justice was too important to be determined by a lame-duck president. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Essential Mitch: The Interview

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Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland, left, walks with Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., in March at the Capitol in Washington. Schumer is expected to become the new Senate minority leader, but with Donald Trump's election as president, Garland's nomination is done. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Republicans' Senate Tactics Leave Trump Wide Sway Over Nation's Courts

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