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AG Racine Announces D.C. Winners of National “Do The Write Thing” Challenge Anti-Violence Essay Contest

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced Amari Edmonds and Tyler Willis were selected as the District of Columbia winners for the “Do the Write Thing” Challenge, a national anti-violence essay contest.

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AG Racine Announces Fossil-Fuel Energy Company Must Pay $2.5 million for Polluting the Potomac River

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced that GenOn Holdings, Inc., a major U.S. fossil-fuel power producer, is required to pay $2.5 million to the District to resolve allegations that one of its powerplants illegally discharged oil and other pollutants directly into the Potomac River.…

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Apply for Child Support Online

When children receive financial support from both parents, they can thrive and have a bright future.

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AG Racine Leads 52 Attorneys General Urging Congress to Pass the Safeguarding America’s First Responders Act

Attorney General Karl A. Racine and Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody today co-led a coalition of 52 Attorneys General urging Congress to pass S.3607, the Safeguarding America’s First Responders Act (SAFR Act).

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Keep Kids Safe Online

Between distance-learning and social distancing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency, District kids are now spending more time online than ever before.

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AG Racine Sues Monsanto for Knowingly Promoting and Selling Toxic Cancer-Causing Chemicals that Damaged the District's Environment

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today filed a lawsuit against Monsanto Company and two affiliated companies for manufacturing, promoting, and selling toxic chemicals that it knew would pollute waterways, kill wildlife, and endanger District residents.

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Protect Your Mental Health During COVID-19

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and now more than ever, District residents are looking for ways to support their mental health during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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OP-ED: The coronavirus pandemic requires good-faith adjustments to our criminal justice system

As the novel coronavirus pandemic grew, those of us in the criminal justice system recognized that the virus, which spreads easily and thrives where there are large concentrations of people in confined spaces, could be catastrophic for the 2.3 million incarcerated people in the United States and…

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AG Racine Opposes USAO Prosecution Of Local Gun Cases In Federal Court

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced that his office filed two friend-of-the-court briefs opposing a policy from the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia (USAO) to prosecute felon-in-possession (FIP) gun cases in federal court.

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AG Racine Leads Coalition to Stop Trump SNAP Rule That Would Leave 3.1 Million Americans Hungry During Pandemic

Attorney General Karl A. Racine, along with New York Attorney General Letitia James, today led a coalition of 22 Attorneys General and the City of New York demanding that the Trump administration immediately suspend rulemaking that would cut food assistance for 3.1 million people.

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