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The U.S. Justice Department is winding down its antitrust probe into whether U.S. wireless carriers steered technical standards to make it harder for customers to switch providers, suggesting it is unlikely to file charges in the matter. The department in 2018 demanded information from AT&T Inc., Verizon Communications Inc. and other U.S. companies as well …

Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller testifies before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence on Capitol Hill on Wednesday July 24, 2019 in Washington, DC. Melina Mara | The Washington Post | Getty Images A federal judge on Friday said the Justice Department must give the House Judiciary Committee normally secret grand jury material collected as part …

WASHINGTON—State attorneys general are formally launching separate antitrust probes into Facebook Inc. and Alphabet Inc.’s Google unit starting next week, according to people familiar with the matter, putting added pressure on tech giants already under federal scrutiny. The Google probe is expected to be announced at a news conference outside the U.S. Supreme Court on …

Jeffrey Epstein attends Launch of RADAR MAGAZINE at Hotel QT on May 18, 2005. Patrick McMullan | Getty Images A federal judge on Thursday dismissed the pending criminal child sex trafficking case against wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein, who authorities have said killed himself in a Manhattan jail earlier this month. The dismissal by U.S. District …

The Federal Trade Commission voted this week to approve a roughly $5 billion settlement with Facebook Inc. over a long-running probe into the tech giant’s privacy missteps, according to people familiar with the matter. The 3-2 vote by FTC commissioners broke along party lines, with the Republican majority lining up to support the pact while …

The Justice Department is swapping out the attorneys who had been representing the administration in its legal battle to put a question about citizenship on the 2020 Census from the case, possibly signaling career attorneys’ legal or ethical concerns over the latest maneuvering ordered by President Trump. (J. David Ake/AP) Matt Zapotosky National security reporter …

In a 33-page opinion, the Office of Legal Counsel wrote that Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, left, could conclude the Democrats’ request was really designed to make the tax returns of President Trump, right, public. Photo: Alex Wroblewski/Bloomberg News Updated June 14, 2019 5:19 p.m. ET WASHINGTON—The Justice Department backed Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s refusal to …