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Jeff Sessions forced out as attorney general by Trump

Nov 7, 2018
Sessions told the president in a one-page letter that he was submitting his resignation “at your request.”
Jeff Sessions
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Feds change marijuana policy, which could affect businesses involved

Jan 4, 2018
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions today rescinded an Obama-era policy that helped legal marijuana thrive in parts of the United States. Sessions, a longtime critic of marijuana legalization, says it causes spikes in violence and crime. He has likened marijuana to heroin. What Sessions repealed today is known as the “Cole memo.” It discouraged federal […]

U.S. to end lenient policy that let legal pot flourish

Jan 4, 2018
Attorney General Jeff Sessions is rescinding the Obama-era policy that has generally barred federal law enforcement officials from interfering with marijuana sales in states where the drug is legal.
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Do LGBT conservatives still have faith that Trump will protect workers' rights?

Aug 1, 2017
After asking LGBT voters for support in 2016, Trump administration withdraws support for expansion of Civil Rights protections.
Then-Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump holds an LGBT rainbow flag given to him by supporter Max Nowak during a campaign rally in Greeley, Colorado.
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DOJ will review consent decrees at police departments across the nation

Apr 4, 2017
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has ordered the Department of Justice to take a close look at consent decrees in place at police departments across the country. They’re agreements a local police department signs on to after the department’s civil rights division investigates its policing practices, often in the wake of a high-profile shooting or […]

A small Georgia town where prisons play a big role

Jan 13, 2017
McRae-Helena could see its fortunes change under the Trump administration.
McRae Correctional Institution has been in this rural part of southern Georgia since the early 2000s, housing up to 2,000 federal prisoners.
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Legal immigration a target of top Trump cabinet pick

Nov 18, 2016
Sessions says legal immigration flow drags down U.S. wages.
Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions pledges his commitment to Republican candidate for President Donald J Trump before he speaks to supporters at a rally at Ambridge Area Senior High School on October 10, 2016 in Ambridge, Pennsylvania. 
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