Lead Justice Dept. & federal law enforcement reporter @AP. Board member @PressClubDC. Prior gigs: NYC & LA. Long Island native. Taco aficionado. MBalsamo@ap.org

Washington, DC
Joined November 2011
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — FBI says it interviewed suspect in FedEx shooting last year after police made mental health call to his home.
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — FedEx: Indianapolis shooting suspect was a former employee at facility where 8 were killed.
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Two law enforcement officials confirm to @AP FedEx shooter has been ID'd as 19-year-old Brandon Scott Hole of Indiana. They say investigators are searching a home associated with him & have seized evidence, incl. desktop computers & other electronic media. apnews.com/article/fedex-ind…
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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Transcripts: Grand jury voted 15-5 to clear officers of negligent homicide charge in Daniel Prude death.
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Police: Gunman who killed eight people at a FedEx facility, before killing himself, was a "younger male, in his 20s."
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Jon Ryan Schaffer agreed to cooperate with investigators in hopes of getting a lighter sentence, and the Justice Department will consider putting Schaffer in the federal witness security program, U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta said. (w/ @aedurkinricher) apnews.com/article/joe-biden…
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Heavy metal guitarist becomes 1st defendant to plead guilty to federal charges in Capitol riot; will cooperate with feds.
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Mike Balsamo retweeted
NEW from @ZekeJMiller and @AamerISmad: WASHINGTON (AP) — Biden signs order to speed refugee admissions, but doesn't lift Trump's historically low refugee cap for year.
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APNEWSALERT: WASHINGTON (AP) — Biden signs order to speed refugee admissions, but doesn't lift Trump's historically low refugee cap for year.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — AG Garland rescinds Trump-era memo that curtailed use of consent decrees used in investigations of police departments.
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Attorney General Merrick Garland has been briefed on the shooting at the FedEx facility in Indianapolis that left at least eight people dead overnight, @AnthonyColeyDOJ says.
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Tamir Rice's family is asking the Justice Dept. to reopen the case into his death after it was closed in the waning weeks of the Trump admin. They also want a federal grand jury to be convened to consider charges against the officers. (by @ctlong1) apnews.com/article/tamir-ric…
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The revelation by the Treasury Department was all the more striking because it went beyond anything Mueller or the Senate Intelligence Committee found during their investigations. In both instances, they could not determine what Kilimnik did with the data. apnews.com/article/d2fdefdb3…
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis police say 8 people shot and killed at Fedex facility; multiple others have injuries.
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