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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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Sessions tells U.S. prosecutors: Push for more, harsher punishments

Consistent with Attorney General Jeff Sessions' tough-on-crime approach, the Justice Department has issued new guidance to federal prosecutors that rescinds "inconsistent" Obama-era charging and sentencing policies and requires that defendants be charged with the most serious, provable charges possible. Published May 12, 2017

In this Wednesday, May 3, 2017, photo then-FBI Director James Comey pauses as he testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. President Donald Trump abruptly fired Comey on May 9, ousting the nation's top law enforcement official in the midst of an investigation into whether Trump's campaign had ties to Russia's election meddling.(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Trump fires FBI Director James Comey

President Trump fired FBI Director James B. Comey on Tuesday, saying the country's top law enforcement agency had lost the public's trust, but sparked a new round of questions over why he ousted the man leading an investigation into his campaign operatives' ties to Russia. Published May 9, 2017

In this Tuesday, May 2, 2017, photo, a Customs and Border Protection helicopter flies at a low altitude over the U.S.-Mexico border fence near the Gateway International Bridge in Brownsville, Texas. (Jason Hoekema/The Brownsville Herald via AP)

Trump's immigration enforcement helps slow illegal border crossings by 76%

Illegal immigration across the southwestern border is down a stunning 76 percent since President Trump was elected, with the flow of children and families dropping even faster as analysts say the administration's commitment to enforcing the law has changed the reality along the border. Published May 9, 2017

Protestors chant in Terminal B at the Newark International Airport prior to addressing the media, in Newark, NJ., Thursday March 16, 2017. A diverse group of advocates and immigrant New Jerseyans gathered to condemn Trump's updated travel ban. (Aristide Economopoulos/NJ Advance Media via AP)

Judges struggle with 'taint' from Trump's Muslim ban comments

Federal appeals court judges questioned President Trump's motives in signing his extreme vetting executive orders in oral argument Monday, wondering whether his own words suggesting he was singling out certain religions for special treatment have poisoned the entire exercise. Published May 8, 2017

With more than 100 federal judicial vacancies, President Trump has the chance to influence the courts. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Trump poised to bring balance to federal bench

Favorable rulings on the Trump administration's executive orders have been few and far between in the federal courts — evoking accusations of judicial overreach from the president as well as a recent threat to break up a liberal-leaning circuit. Published May 7, 2017

Under Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the Justice Department has worked arm in arm with the Department of Homeland Security to cover the most ground when it comes to implementing the Trump administration's priorities. (Associated Press/File)

Sessions helps stabilize volatile Justice Department in first 100 days

The Justice Department has had perhaps the roughest ride of any Cabinet branch during the first 100 days of the Trump administration, facing hostile judges who have blocked the president's immigration plans, the ouster of the acting attorney general and even accusations of racism leveled against Jeff Sessions during his confirmation hearing for attorney general. Published April 27, 2017