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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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Travelers have been assured that legal residents of the United States will not be barred from re-entering the country under the terms of President Trump's newest travel ban. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Maryland-based federal judge hears Trump travel ban arguments

A Maryland-based federal judge hearing arguments Wednesday in a lawsuit seeking to block President Trump's revised travel ban questioned if he should take into account the president's prior comments about a Muslim ban and whether any future travel restrictions made by the administration would face similar challenges because of the president's statements. Published March 15, 2017

In this June 17, 2016, file photo, law enforcement officials stand outside the Pulse nightclub following Sunday's mass shooting, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

DOJ announces $8.5 million grant for Pulse nightclub victims

The Justice Department is providing nearly $8.5 million to aid victims of the Orlando nightclub shooting and to reimburse costs associated with the operation of a center that provided assistance to families in the immediate aftermath of the attack. Published March 14, 2017

Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson speaks at a news conference about the state's response to President Trump's revised travel ban Thursday, March 9, 2017, in Seattle. Legal challenges against Trump's revised travel ban mounted Thursday as Washington state said it would renew its request to block the executive order. It came a day after Hawaii launched its own lawsuit, and Ferguson said both Oregon and New York had asked to join his state's legal action. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) **FILE**

Washington state AG seeks Tuesday hearing in travel ban challenge

The Washington attorney general moved ahead Monday with an effort to block this week's expected implementation of President Trump's revised executive order on travel and refugees, filing a motion to enforce a previously issued injunction that prevented the initial order from being enforced. Published March 13, 2017

FILE - In this March 6, 2017 file photo, Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks in Washington. Christopher Anders, an attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union has filed a complaint against Sessions with the Alabama State Bar over his testimony during his Senate confirmation process regarding contact he had with Russia. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

AG Sessions pressures Obama-era U.S. attorneys to resign, fires Preet Bharara

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has asked dozens of U.S. attorneys to submit resignation letters in order to make way for the appointment of prosecutors nominated by President Trump. On Saturday, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara disclosed on Twitter that he had been fired after refusing to resign. Published March 10, 2017

Attorney General Jeff Sessions waits to make a statement on issues related to visas and travel, Monday, March 6, 2017, at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection office in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

AG Sessions open to using outside counsel to probe Obama DOJ

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said he would consider having outside counsel review actions taken by the Justice Department under the Obama administration -- including an examination of charges that the IRS was engaging in politically-motivated investigations, and a probe of the department's handling of an investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server. Published March 9, 2017

FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2017 file photo, a security camera warning sign is seen at the Muslim Association of Hawaii in Honolulu. Hawaii is planning to challenge to President Donald Trump's revised travel ban. A motion filed in federal court on Tuesday, March 7, 2017, in Honolulu says the state wants to amend its existing lawsuit challenging Trump's previous order. (AP Photo/Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, File)

Federal judge OKs Hawaii lawsuit against Trump travel ban

A federal judge on Wednesday approved the state of Hawaii's request to file an amended complaint challenging the constitutionality of President Trump's latest executive order on travel and refugees, making it the first legal challenge to the revised order. Published March 8, 2017

FBI Director James Comey gestures as he speaks on cyber security at the first Boston Conference of Cyber Security at Boston College, Wednesday, March 8, 2017, in Boston. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

FBI Director Comey rejects talk of resignation: 'You're stuck with me'

FBI Director James Comey on Wednesday indicated he has no plans to step down from his post before the end of his 10-year term, despite finding himself at the center of one political controversy after another during the course of the past few months. Published March 8, 2017

Deputy Attorney General-designate, federal prosecutor Rod Rosenstein, listens on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 7, 2017, during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Deputy AG nominee Rosenstein: No need for recusal in Russian probe

The federal prosecutor nominated for the Justice Department's No. 2 job said Tuesday he was not aware of any reason why he should recuse himself from an investigation of Russian involvement in the presidential election, as he resisted calls from Democrats to appoint a special counsel to handle any such probe. Published March 7, 2017

Protesters took to the streets outside of the White House Monday to decry President Trump's revised travel order that lifts the ban against Iraqis, many of whom worked with U.S. military operators and, because of their help, face threats in their home country. (Associated Press)

Trump's revised travel ban aims to erase 'Muslim' label

President Trump's revised order Monday to hit the pause button on refugees and visitors from terrorist hotbeds was aimed at erasing the perception that it was a "Muslim ban," but a new round of court challenges appeared unavoidable. Published March 6, 2017