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Richard Russo pairs with his artist daughter

When the biggest news in the literary community is that the federal Department of Justice is suing Apple and five major publishing houses for fixing prices of e-books, or that the Pulitzer Prize for fiction went to exactly no one this year, it's easy to
Marrying story + art
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  May 04, 2012
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Up in smoke?

Ten months after President Obama took office, his Justice Department issued a remarkable directive.
Obama is threatening a medical marijuana crackdown in Rhode Island and across the country. Should Governor Chafee call his bluff?
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  July 15, 2011
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Obama's medical marijuana crackdown

Rhode Island's medical marijuana community took another hit this week — only this time it didn't result in any healing.
Weed Dept.
By DANIEL MCGOWAN  |  May 06, 2011
DOJ turns on Turner, First Amendment

DOJ turns on Turner, First Amendment


The sentencing memorandum filed by Boston federal prosecutors last week, seeking between 33 and 41 months incarceration for convicted former Boston City Councilor Chuck Turner,...
By Harvey Silverglate  |  January 25, 2011

Federal investigation requested

Stirred into action by the murder of a wheelchair-bound prisoner, human-rights activists have asked the federal Department of Justice to investigate the treatment of Maine State Prison inmates.
More prison turmoil
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  July 24, 2009
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Weld’s college try

Bill Weld has hit rocky shoals in his attempt to become the first person since Sam Houston to get elected governor of two states.
An obscure school in Kentucky may cost Bill Weld an election — and maybe more
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN AND HARVEY SILVERGLATE  |  February 18, 2006