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More than 1,100 former Department of Justice officials are calling on Attorney General William Barr to resign after his department lowered the prison sentence recommendation for Roger Stone, a longtime ally of President Trump, in a move that's led to accusations of political interference.

Updated at 6:14 p.m. ET

Attorney General William Barr asked President Trump to stop his social media commentary on Thursday after the flap over the case involving Trump's adviser Roger Stone.

Barr told ABC News in an interview scheduled to air on Thursday evening that he wants Trump to "stop tweeting" and that the president's comments make it "impossible" to do his job as the head of federal law enforcement.

Updated at 6:56 p.m. ET

Four federal prosecutors withdrew from the Roger Stone case on Tuesday, hours after the Justice Department took the unusual step of intervening in the case to seek a shorter sentence for the longtime ally of the president.

The four prosecutors who filed their papers with the court to withdraw are Aaron Zelinsky, Jonathan Kravis, Adam Jed and Michael Marando.

Updated at 11:45 a.m. ET

A judge has blocked the U.S. government's plan to begin executing federal prisoners for the first time in nearly 20 years. U.S. District Judge Tanya S. Chutkan issued a preliminary injunction Wednesday halting four executions set to begin next month over concerns about the government's lethal injection method.

The Trump administration is making changes to the agency that operates the nation's immigration court system, a move immediately denounced by the immigration judges' union as a power grab.

Updated on July 9 at 10:08 p.m. ET

A federal judge in New York has denied a request by the Trump administration to replace its legal team in a lawsuit challenging the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 census.

U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman called "patently deficient" the Department of Justice's effort to change out the lawyers, who have been working on the case for more than a year.

Furman is allowing two lawyers to withdraw from the lawsuit. One has left the department and the other has left the civil division.

Updated at 5:42 p.m. ET

An official says the Justice Department has been instructed to keep looking for a way to ask 2020 census responders whether they are citizens of the United States.

The Supreme Court has left in place a lower court's order to block the question for now.

After the Supreme Court declined to allow the question, tweets by President Trump had sowed confusion about whether he planned to continue the legal fight.

The Justice Department has filed a lawsuit against an Ohio developer, alleging the company ignored requirements of the the Americans With Disabilities Act and the Fair Housing Act.  

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Ohio's two U.S. Senators want the public to see the Robert Mueller report before drawing any conclusions. 

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Federal authorities say they've charged two people in Ohio involved in planning separate attacks, including one who wanted to carry out a shooting at a synagogue.   

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President Trump didn't mention U.S. Senator John McCain of Arizona during his speech at the Ohio Republican Party's annual state dinner in Columbus on Friday night,  hours after the family of the ailing Republican said he had chosen to discontinue medical treatment for brain cancer. 

Associated Press

During an appearance in Cleveland yesterday, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions outlined three recent enforcement actions taken in response to the nation's opioid crisis.  

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A federal judge has rejected an effort by the Justice Department to strip a terrorist of U.S. citizenship.

Associated Press

Justice Department and FBI personnel say they foiled a suspected terrorist attack on the City of Cleveland by an American citizen. 

The Justice Department says Kmart has agreed to pay 32.3 million dollars to settle allegations its pharmacies caused federal health programs to overpay for prescription drugs by not telling the government about discounted prices. 

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The Justice Department says a Dublin-based corporation has paid a record 75 million dollars to settle lawsuits stemming from alleged false claims about hospice patients.

Records reviewed by the Associated Press show the City of Columbus is facing more than two dozen civil rights complaints, nearly 20 years after the Justice Department settled its lawsuit against the city alleging police routinely violated citizens' civil rights.

Ohio Public Radio

Opponents of Ohio's system for removing inactive voters from the rolls are urging the U.S. Supreme Court to reject the practice.

Columbus Division of Police

Protesters took over last night's Columbus City Council meeting for nearly two hours, reiterating demands made last week to fire the white police officers captured on video beating a black man during an arrest on September 1st.

Ohio Public Radio

The Justice Department has reversed itself and filed a brief supporting an Ohio voter roll purging case before the U.S. Supreme Court. 

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The Justice Department’s selection of former FBI director Robert Mueller as special counsel investigating ties between Russia and the Trump campaign is drawing bipartisan praise.

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A three-judge panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati has declined to block the deportation of a Mexican-born woman in Butler County who is the mother of four U.S.-born children.

Local and federal authorities are investigating a bomb threat called in to a Jewish Community Center in Beechwood. 

Two affiliated Cincinnati banks have agreed to pay 9 million dollars to settle federal claims of biased mortgage lending in predominantly African-American neighborhoods in Columbus and three other cities from 2010 through 2014.

The Redflex traffic camera enforcement company has agreed to pay 100 thousand dollars restitution to the City of Columbus to avoid further federal prosecution.

Dublin-based Cardinal Health has agreed to pay 44 million dollars to settle Justice Department lawsuits for failing to report large orders for painkillers in 2011 and 2012.

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A day after the People's Justice Project and other protestors packed City Hall and halted a Columbus City Council meeting, relatives of two African-Americans killed by police met with reporters.

The Justice Department is telling the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in an amicus brief that Ohio's process for maintaining its voter rolls is illegally removing people from them.

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Ten states - including Ohio - are suing the federal government over rules requiring public schools to allow transgender students to use restrooms and locker rooms conforming to their gender identity.

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The city of Cleveland is vowing to revamp its system for investigating citizen complaints against police. 

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