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Andrea Noble

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

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Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton outlined her plan to defeat the Islamic State and combat homegrown radicalization during a speech at the University of Minnesota, highlighting efforts to build trust between the Muslim community and law enforcement. (Associated Press)

Minnesota Somalis suspicious of U.S. efforts to stymie Islamic State recruitment

When presidential candidate Hillary Clinton visited Minneapolis earlier this month to outline her plan to defeat the Islamic State and combat homegrown radicalization, she highlighted local efforts underway in the Twin Cities to build trust between the area's Muslim community and law enforcement. Published December 30, 2015

FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2015 file photo, Martin Shkreli, the former hedge fund manager under fire for buying a pharmaceutical company and ratcheting up the price of a life-saving drug, is escorted by law enforcement agents in New York after being taken into custody following a securities probe.  Shkreli  has resigned as the head of one of the companies he now runs, Turing Pharmaceuticals, on Friday, Dec. 18, 2015.(AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

Scorned Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO Martin Shkreli resigns

A day after Turing Pharmaceuticals head Martin Shkreli was arrested and charged with securities fraud, the biopharmaceutical company cut ties with the maligned CEO and announced his resignation. Published December 18, 2015

A garage door of Enrique Marquez's home is seen broken in a recent FBI raid, Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015, in Riverside, Calif. Authorities have said Enrique Marquez, an old friend of San Bernardino attacker Syed Farook, purchased two assault rifles used in last week's fatal shooting that killed 14 people. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Feds bring first charges in San Bernardino terror attacks

Authorities on Thursday brought the first criminal charges related to the San Bernardino terror attacks, charging a friend of the couple who carried out the mass shooting with the unlawful purchase of two assault rifles used in the massacre. Published December 17, 2015

Baltimore awaits next steps in Freddie Gray case

Confusion spawned by a mistrial in the criminal case against a Baltimore police officer, one of six charged in connection with the death of Freddie Gray, hung over the city Thursday with prosecutors providing no explanation as to whether they will pursue a retrial. Published December 17, 2015

A demonstrator is detained outside of the courthouse in Baltimore on Wednesday after a mistrial of Officer William Porter, one of six Baltimore city police officers charged in connection to the death of Freddie Gray. (Associated Press)

Baltimore leaders plead for calm after hung jury in Freddie Gray case

A judge declared a hung jury Wednesday in the manslaughter trial of one of six Baltimore police officers charged in connection with the death of Freddie Gray, prompting extra police to patrol city streets and elected leaders to plead for calm, as all hoped to avoid a repeat of the violence that marred the city in April after the young man's funeral. Published December 16, 2015

The death chamber of the new lethal injection facility at San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin, Calif., is seen here on Sept. 21, 2010. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Death penalty lowest since 1991

Use of the death penalty was reduced to just six states this year, and those states carried out the fewest number of executions in a single year since 1991, according to a report by the Death Penalty Information Center. Published December 16, 2015

The TechSling smart device holster is displayed at the Tech Slinger booth during the International CES, Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Court rules D.C. residents need a 'reason' to carry guns

A federal judge's ruling that barred the District from requiring gun owners to demonstrate a "good reason" to obtain a concealed carry permit was vacated Tuesday by an appeals court that found the judge did not have authority to rule on the case. Published December 15, 2015

Demonstrators chant pro-Islamic State group, slogans as they carry the group's flags in front of the provincial government headquarters in Mosul, 225 miles (360 kilometers) northwest of Baghdad in this June 16, 2014, file photo. (AP Photo, File)

Maryland man accused of trying to support Islamic State

A Maryland man appeared in federal court Monday on charges stemming from his receipt of more than $8,000 that is believed to have come from a member of the Islamic State who sought to finance terror attacks inside the U.S. Published December 14, 2015

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, a Democrat, said Thursday that he intends to ban gun sales to people on terror watch lists. (Associated Press)

Connecticut to ban gun sales to people on terror watch lists

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Thursday his intention to sign a first-in-the-nation executive order that would allow his state to deny firearm permits to individuals on federal terrorism watch lists -- riling gun rights groups who say the action is surely unconstitutional. Published December 10, 2015

This July 27, 2014 photo provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection shows Tashfeen Malik and Syed Farook as they passed through O'Hare International Airport in Chicago. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection via Associated Press)

Officials missed signs of San Bernardino shooters' jihadi intent

The San Bernardino terrorists embraced radical Islamist ideology as early as 2013, a full year before the woman arrived in the U.S. on a fiancee visa, raising concerns that officials missed red flags that could have prevented her from being admitted. Published December 9, 2015

This undated combination of photos provided by the FBI, left, and the California Department of Motor Vehicles shows Tashfeen Malik, left, and Syed Farook. The husband and wife died in a fierce gunbattle with authorities several hours after their commando-style assault on a gathering of Farook's colleagues from San Bernardino, Calif., County's health department Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015. (FBI, left, and California Department of Motor Vehicles via AP)

San Bernardino shooters had target practice before massacre: FBI

The husband and wife who carried out the San Bernardino, California, shooting spree participated in target practice with firearms multiple times, including at least one time within days of Wednesday's massacre, according to the FBI. Published December 7, 2015