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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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Attorney General Loretta Lynch at the Justice Department headquarters in Washington on  July 8, 2016. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Justice Department sues Pennsylvania town for rejecting mosque

The Justice Department is taking a Pennsylvania town to court over a municipal board's denial of a zoning application for a mosque, accusing officials of discriminating against a local Muslim organization on the basis of religion. Published July 21, 2016

Guantanamo detainees pray before dawn near a fence of razor-wire, inside Camp 4 detention facility at Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base, Cuba, in this May 14, 2009, photo reviewed by the U.S. military. (Associated Press) **FILE**

'Guantanamo Diary' author to be released after 14 years

The Guantanamo Bay detainee who authored a best-selling book about his experiences at the U.S. detention center in Cuba has been approved for release after being held in custody there for 14 years without criminal charges. Published July 20, 2016

FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, left, and Attorney General Loretta Lynch, listen during a news conference, Wednesday, July 20, 2016, at the Justice Department in Washington, announcing that the U.S. government is seeking the forfeiture of more than $1 billion in assets that federal officials say were misappropriated from a Malaysian sovereign wealth fund. The Justice Department says the funds that were laundered into the U.S. were used for various assets, including real estate and hotel properties, a jet aircraft, fancy artwork and the production of the Oscar-nominated movie, The Wolf of Wall Street. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

DOJ targets $1B in assets linked to Malaysian fund, including 'Wolf of Wall Street' proceeds

The Justice Department moved Wednesday to seize $1 billion in assets that officials say were stolen from an investment fund founded by the Malaysian government and instead used to pay for production of the 2013 movie "The Wolf of Wall Street" and purchase luxury items such as artwork by Vincent Van Gogh and Claude Monet, a $35 million jet, and high-end real estate. Published July 20, 2016

Detroit Police Chief James Craig (center) greets Dallas police officers after the funeral for one of the city's five officers slain this month by a gunman. Police officers across the country are facing even more threats. (Associated Press)

Threats against police: Crime or free speech?

Days after five Dallas officers were gunned down by a man out to target police, Detroit Police Chief James Craig announced that his department had arrested four people who posted messages on social media that included threats against officers. But more than a week after the arrests, prosecutors are debating whether to bring criminal charges against individuals who posted messages including "Kill all white cops." Published July 19, 2016

Police officers stand guard down the street from the scene of a shooting involving multiple fatalities at a nightclub in Orlando, Fla., Sunday, June 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

DOJ to review police response to Orlando massacre

The Justice Department will review the law enforcement response to last month's deadly mass shooting at an Orlando nightclub in order to highlight any lessons that can be learned and applied to future incidents. Published July 15, 2016

President Obama speech at an interfaith memorial service for the fallen police officers and members of the Dallas community was well received by law enforcement leaders. (Associated Press)

Law enforcement leaders buoyed by Obama speech

Law enforcement leaders said President Obama's speech Tuesday at a memorial service for five slain Dallas Police officers made clear he had taken to heart concerns they aired a day earlier in a meeting meant to address divisions between police and communities of color. Published July 12, 2016