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Jessie Liu, U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, in Washington, D.C. Jessie Liu, former U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, in Washington, D.C. Photo: Diego M. Radzinschi/ALM

Justice Department officials advised an advocacy group to cancel an event on gender diversity featuring former U.S. Attorney for D.C. Jessie Liu over a new executive order from President Donald Trump against federal trainings that suggest gender biases exist in the workplace, leaders of that group said Friday.

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Jacqueline Thomsen

Jacqueline Thomsen, based in Washington, is a reporter covering D.C. federal courts and the legal side of politics. Contact her at [email protected] and follow her on Twitter @jacq_thomsen.

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