Justice Dept. says it’ll no longer seize reporters’ records

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department says it no longer will secretly obtain reporters’ records during leak investigations. It’s a policy shift that abandons a practice long decried by media freedom groups. The reversal follows a pledge last month by President Joe Biden, who had said it was “simply, simply wrong” to seize journalists’ records. He said his Justice Department would halt the practice.

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