Monday, September 26

Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch and Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell Announce Settlements of Tribal Trust Accounting and Management Lawsuits

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Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch and Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today announced that, as a result of an initiative begun in the summer of this year, the United States has reached settlement with 17 additional tribal governments who alleged that the Department of the Interior and the Department of the Treasury had mismanaged monetary assets and natural resources held in trust by the United States for the benefit of the tribes.  With these resolutions, the Obama Administration will have settled the vast majority of the outstanding claims, some dating back more than a century, with more than 100 tribes and totaling over $3.3 billion.

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“These historical grievances were a barrier to our shared progress toward a brighter future,” said Attorney General Lynch.  “With today’s announcement, those barriers have been removed and decades of contention have been ended honorably and fairly.  These settlements reflect the shared

Department of Justice Awards Over $20 Million to Law Enforcement Body-Worn Camera Programs

Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch today announced awards totaling over $20 million to 106 state,
city, tribal and municipal law enforcement agencies to establish and enhance law enforcement body-worn camera programs across the United States.

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The awards, funded under the Office of Justice Programs’ Bureau of Justice Assistance’s (BJA) Fiscal Year 2016 Body-Worn Camera Policy and Implementation Program, will help law enforcement organizations implement body-worn camera policies, practices and evaluation methods to make a

Statement by President Obama on the Passing of Arnold Palmer

With his homemade swing and homespun charm, Arnold Palmer had swagger before we had a name for it. From a humble start working at the local club in his beloved Latrobe, Pennsylvania, to superstardom as the face of golf around the globe, Arnold was the American Dream come to life. 

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Along the way he racked up win after win – but it wasn’t his success that made him King. Arnold’s freewheeling, fearless approach to the game inspired a generation of golfers and,

(VIDEO) President Obama at the Eight White House Tribal Nations Conference

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