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FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2017, file photo, police arrest a man as people protest a not guilty verdict in the trial of former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley, in St. Louis. The FBI, Department of Justice and the U.S. Attorney's office in St. Louis are launching an investigation of the way police in the St. Louis area have handled protests in the two months since a former police officer was acquitted in the death of a black suspect. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

Trump-appointed U.S. attorney opens probe of St. Louis cops' role in protest melees

- The Washington Times

The Justice Department and the FBI have opened an investigation into "allegations of potential civil right violations by law enforcement officers" in St. Louis, Missouri, according to federal prosecutors, a development that follows outcry over the treatment and arrest of demonstrators protesting a police officer's acquittal of murder charges.

In this Nov. 6, 2017, file photo, Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, leaves the federal courthouse in Washington. Manafort and his deputy, Rick Gates, who were charged with violating federal money laundering, foreign lobbying and banking laws for behavior occurring as far back as 2012, have pleaded not guilty. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Judge mulls lift of Manafort house arrest for Thanksgiving

- The Washington Times

Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and his top deputy Richard Gates have tussled with prosecutors over strict home confinement conditions since their indictments last month, but a judge has indicated the pair could receive permission to leave their homes for Thanksgiving weekend events.

U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore's campaign strategy centers on directing attention away from the sexual harassment claims about him and toward Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other Republican officials calling for him to step aside. (Associated Press/File)

Roy Moore focuses battle on establishment Republicans

- The Washington Times

Even as he craters in the polls and faces growing calls from Republicans to drop out of the race, Alabama Senate hopeful Roy Moore over the weekend cast his candidacy as a fight against the political establishment and said Republican leaders are trying to silence voters in his state.