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Andrea Noble

Andrea Noble is a crime and public safety reporter for The Washington Times. She can be reached at

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American Civil Liberties Attorney, Omar Jadwat, gestures as he speaks after a hearing before the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., Monday, May 8, 2017. The court is examining a ruling that blocks the administration from temporarily barring new visas for citizens of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. It's the first time an appeals court is hearing arguments on the revised travel ban, which is likely destined for the U.S. Supreme Court. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Appeals court upholds block on Trump's extreme vetting policy

A federal appeals court upheld a block on President Trump's travel limits Thursday, ruling that while the president's policy was cloaked in national security concerns, it "drips with religious intolerance, animus, and discrimination" toward Muslims. Published May 25, 2017

Honduran Navy officers patrol in Patuca river, near Ahuas, a remote community in La Mosquitia region, Honduras, Monday, May 21, 2012. On May 11, a joint Honduran-U.S. drug raid, on a helicopter mission with advisers from the DEA, appears to have mistakenly targeted civilians in the remote jungle area, killing four riverboat passengers and injuring four others. Later, according to villagers, Honduran police narcotics forces and men speaking English spent hours searching the small town of Ahuas for a suspected drug trafficker. (Associated Press) **FILE**

DEA botched internal probe of deadly drug operation in Honduras: Watchdog

The Drug Enforcement Administration did not properly investigate a 2012 drug operation in Honduras that took the lives of four innocent civilians, including two women and a 14-year-old boy, and misled Congress and the Justice Department about the incident, a government watchdog report concluded. Published May 24, 2017

Former Connecticut Sen. Joseph Lieberman is being vetted as a possible replacement for James B. Comey as the head of the FBI, the White House said. (Associated Press)

Lieberman atypical pick to lead FBI

Among the most pressing items on President Trump's to-do list when he returns to Washington next week from his first trip overseas will be the task of selecting an FBI director to replace the agency's ousted leader, James B. Comey. Published May 21, 2017

FILE- In this March 7, 2017, file photo, then-Deputy Attorney General-designate Rod Rosenstein, listens on Capitol Hill in Washington, during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Rosenstein has told members of Congress he stands by a memo he wrote that preceded the president's firing of FBI Director James Comey. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Rosenstein unaware of FBI request for additional Russia resources

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said he had no evidence to support some recent news reports that FBI Director James B. Comey requested additional resources for the bureau's investigation involving Russian influence in the 2016 election right before he was fired, according to House members exiting an all-member briefing with Mr. Rosenstein Friday. Published May 19, 2017

In this March 7, 2017, file photo, then-Deputy Attorney General-designate Rod Rosenstein, listens on Capitol Hill in Washington, during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Rosenstein tells Congress about Comey firing: 'It was appropriate to seek a new leader'

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told members of Congress he long had concerns with former FBI Director James B. Comey's actions in the investigation of Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server, but he only wrote the memo laying out his concerns about the director after learning President Trump intended to fire Mr. Comey. Published May 19, 2017

In this June 19, 2013, photo, former FBI Director Robert Mueller testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. On May 17, 2017, the Justice Department said is appointing Mueller as special counsel to oversee investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Special counsel's Russia probe may limit congressional access

Newly appointed special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election will likely hamper Congress' ability to conduct parallel probes, according to senators and former FBI officials. Published May 18, 2017

In this May 16, 2017, photo, President Donald Trump speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. Trump personally appealed to then-FBI Director James Comey to abandon the bureau's investigation into National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, according to notes, disclosed late Tuesday, that Comey wrote after the meeting.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Congress presses for Comey notes on Trump interactions

Following explosive reports that former FBI Director James Comey documented a request by President Trump to end an investigation of former national security adviser Michael Flynn, members of Congress are now seeking records kept by the former director about his communications with the president. Published May 17, 2017

Seth Conrad Rich, a DNC staffer, was killed in July near his home in the District of Columbia. (Image via Rich's LinkedIn profile.)

Family, police deny reports linking slain DNC staffer to WikiLeaks

The family of a Democratic National Committee staffer who was slain in Northwest last year has denied reports that he had been in contact with the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks, and the Metropolitan Police Department has rejected accusations that detectives had been ordered to stand down in the unsolved homicide. Published May 16, 2017

Isra Ayesh, right, of Seattle, who is the organizing director of Americans for Refugees and Immigrants, leads a chant during a demonstration against President Donald Trump's revised travel ban, Monday, May 15, 2017, outside a federal courthouse in Seattle. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments Monday in Seattle over Hawaii's lawsuit challenging the travel ban, which would suspend the nation's refugee program and temporarily bar new visas for citizens of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Federal judges skeptical of Trump's motivation for travel ban

Judges from the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals questioned Monday how they were to know if the Trump administration's executive order on travel and refugees was truly justified by national security concerns or officials were using those concerns to prop up a Muslim ban. Published May 15, 2017

Exceptions to Sessions' charging policy unlikely, former prosecutors say

Critics panned Attorney General Jeff Sessions' decision to pursue stiffer criminal charges and longer prison sentences against defendants as "draconian" and "dumb on crime," arguing that the rollback of Obama-era policy subjects low-level offenders to unduly harsh punishment. Published May 14, 2017