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Department of Justice FIRED UP: A photo in an ATF training manual suggesting that a firing squad could be the penalty for leaking secrets enrages First Amendment defenders.

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Employees and officials of US Airways and American Airlines gathered outside the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday afternoon to show their support for the companies' planned $11 billion merger and press the Justice Department to drop its opposition. (PRNEWSFOTO)

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Employees and officials of US Airways and American Airlines gathered outside the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday afternoon to show their support for the companies' planned $11 billion merger and press the Justice Department to drop its opposition. (PRNEWSFOTO)

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** FILE ** In this Jan. 31, 2013, file photo, Budweiser and Corona may share shelves in stores, but they can’t share an owner, the Justice Department said in an antitrust lawsuit to block a $20 billion merger between Anheuser-Busch InBev, America’s biggest beer company, and Mexico’s Grupo Modelo. (Associated Press)

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An NAACP petition filed through MoveOn.org calls for the Justice Department to file civil rights charges against George Zimmerman, acquitted in the death of Trayvon Martin. (MoveOn.org)

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An NAACP petition filed through MoveOn.org calls for the Justice Department to file civil rights charges against George Zimmerman, acquitted in the death of Trayvon Martin. (MoveOn.org)

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Courtesy of National Geographic Channel King Samir Shabazz and Jerry Jackson, pictured last year for the National Geographic Channel's show "Inside," were accused of voter intimidation by the Justice Department.

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Department of Justice headquarters in Washington (Associated Press)

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Associated Press CEO Gary Pruitt says at the National Press Club that the fallout from the Justice Department's seizure of AP phone records has "intimidated both official and nonofficial sources from speaking" to reporters.

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Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. speaks to the media at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Tuesday, June 19, 2012, after meeting with Rep. Darrell E. Issa, California Republican and chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, to try to reach an agreement about Justice Department documents relating to the botched anti-gunrunning operation known as Fast and Furious. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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** FILE ** Attorney General Eric Holder is questioned about the Justice Department secretly obtaining two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for The Associated Press, during a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington, Tuesday, May 14, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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** FILE ** Attorney General Eric Holder is questioned about the Justice Department secretly obtaining two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for The Associated Press, during a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington, Tuesday, May 14, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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** FILE ** Attorney General Eric Holder is questioned about the Justice Department secretly obtaining two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for The Associated Press, during a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington, Tuesday, May 14, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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** FILE ** Attorney General Eric Holder is questioned about the Justice Department secretly obtaining two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for The Associated Press, during a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington, Tuesday, May 14, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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Attorney General Eric Holder acknowledges award recipients as he speaks during the Office of Inspector Generals annual awards ceremony on May 29, 2013, at the Justice Department in Washington. (Associated Press)

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Attorney General Eric Holder acknowledges award recipients as he speaks during the Office of Inspector Generals annual awards ceremony on May 29, 2013, at the Justice Department in Washington. (Associated Press)

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Attorney General Eric Holder acknowledges award recipients as he speaks during the Office of Inspector Generals annual awards ceremony on May 29, 2013, at the Justice Department in Washington. (Associated Press)

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Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, before a House Judiciary Committee oversight hearing on the Justice Department. (Associated Press)

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"With regard to the potential prosecution of the press for the disclosure of material — that is not something I've ever been involved in, heard of, would think would be wise policy," Attorney General Eric Holder said in his May 15 testimony to Congress on the Justice Department's probe into media leaks.